We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hamilton Zoo

#2 of 64 things to do in Hamilton Features Animals
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
Review Highlights

Quality over quantity wins again as the Hamilton Zoo shines brightly! They have a great mixture of... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Colin N
Rotorua, New Zealand
Hamilton Zoo is a fantastic day out!

For a city of Hamilton's size, Hamilton Zoo has a surprisingly large range of animals including... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Read all 621 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
Write a Review
Reviews (621)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

41 - 50 of 621 reviews

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Quality over quantity wins again as the Hamilton Zoo shines brightly! They have a great mixture of diversity as well as individuality with their resident animals. I was very impressed with how well everything was maintained, how well the park has been engineered, and how...More

Thank Colin N
Reviewed 12 March 2017

For a city of Hamilton's size, Hamilton Zoo has a surprisingly large range of animals including giraffes, zebras, tigers and cheetahs as well as few not so common inclusions such as my favourite, the painted hunting dogs. Beautiful grounds to stroll around for a few...More

Thank erinbburke
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We went to this zoo on a Thursday, we shared with only 2 families! Lovely zoo with many animals with great enclosures. The chimps have a lovely home - always nice to see! Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank NKS121
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely staff member who gave us directions on which way to go. With grandson in toe we went on our way. Was an enjoyable morning lots of animals to see. Grandson enjoyed the playground as well. Would go...More

Thank Marina0072014
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Have been to Hamilton Zoo a couple of times before never disappoints, went this time with visiting family and they were impressed at size of compounds and that the animals had lots of room and plenty to do. It is a smaller zoo and does...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I've been to quite a few Zoos all over the world, Hamilton Zoo is by far one of the more spacious Zoos i've visited. The enclosures were massive (compared to Tokyo Ueno Zoo...) and the animals appeared to not be stressed at all. Too top...More

Thank gahdjun
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

It is best to go as early as possible that way you actually get to see most of the animals other than that it was an awesome day out!!

Thank mrspene
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I took my cousin here from the USA hadn't seen her in 40 years . My son lives in Hamilton and I was tossing up Auckland again or Hamilton as we had a already had a few trips to Auckland. Well it was a very...More

Thank Clarkeliz
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I know there are always complaints about not seeing the animals. You can read some here and I heard a few people complaining while I was there with my niece but get a grip! They're animals! And it was damn hot! Most were just looking...More

Thank dale s
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Zoo was a disappointment as we paid good money to see a variety of exotic creatures but actually saw very few. Most of the animals were either too far away to see or hiding. We complained on the way out and were told the...More

Thank Mike L
Nearby Restaurants
Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge
280 reviews
3.25 km away
Lola Breakfast
30 reviews
3.53 km away
Jukebox Diner
104 reviews
3.45 km away
Friends Cuisine Of India
30 reviews
3.68 km away
Nearby Attractions
Taitua Arboretum
182 reviews
3.55 km away
Classics Museum
181 reviews
3.47 km away
Waikato Stadium
135 reviews
4.65 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long do you need to get round whole zoo?
20 February 2015|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from StaycationersNZ | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with all those comments. Twoish hours. Mind you twenty minutes with a kaka parrot on your shoulder sniffing your perfume on your neck, under your chin and down your shirt front just can't be missed. It also... More