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Hamilton Zoo

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183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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good day out

We were luckly to visit the zoo on a lovely day. Alot of the animals were out enjoying the sun... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Great Zoo for the kids.

Chimps, Rhinos, Giraffes, Tigers and much more. A great value day out for all the family. Kids will... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were luckly to visit the zoo on a lovely day. Alot of the animals were out enjoying the sun. We spent all day there, had a picnic lunch and ice cream at the cafe... Overall enjoyable experience

Thank angelinamurdoch
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Chimps, Rhinos, Giraffes, Tigers and much more. A great value day out for all the family. Kids will love it !

Thank Alan-NZ2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went here on a weekend afternoon (albeit in August so not peak period) and were surprised by how quiet it was. It's not the biggest zoo for sure, but it has some different animals we've not seen before and is a joy to walk...More

Thank lcj1031
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with all the 'highlight' animals out and about during our visit. We were fortunate to get great views of the Tigers, chimps and spider monkeys. My 4 and 6 year old nephews had a fantastic time

Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice and welcoming atmosphere. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Parking is available on site and across the street.

Thank Mohammed A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Hamilton Zoo is small (in zoo terms) but the imaginative layout, wending through trees and gardens, makes it seem much larger than it is. It is very easy to navigate. well-signed and has a great collection of animals. My personal favorites are the large free-flight...More

Thank annieevand
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to Hamilton zoo as we drove from Auckland to Otorohanga. What a great zoo!! We have been to many zoos around the world and found this particular zoo to be wonderful. It is well laid out and easy to walk around with lively...More

Thank Grace1203
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What an asset to Hamilton. A place for anyone to go and enjoy. We were there for the whole day and had a great time. Will definitely go again in the summer. It is a place to see for Adults and Children and a great...More

1  Thank budgieburgess2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It was a great day. Lots of walking and hills so I'm glad we took the pushchair. It's amazing being able to get so close to the animals. Lovely enclosures! Wonderful day out!

1  Thank attravellers
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Amazing, you can get so close to the exhibits, animals etc, their habitats are so well looked after, and the walkways themselves is a joy to follow.

1  Thank Barbara W
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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