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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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The best in New Zealand

I love this zoo, the animal are given plenty of space and the walk ways are well thought out to... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Turangi, New Zealand
Giraffes were too far

A lot of animals to see however most of them are not of a closer range. Perhaps due to safety... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Dorothy G
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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • 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
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

I love this zoo, the animal are given plenty of space and the walk ways are well thought out to allow you to go from area to area. The north american bison are spectacular. We always go at least once a year and always find...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A lot of animals to see however most of them are not of a closer range. Perhaps due to safety reasons. A section was closed, too bad this area will let you see the giraffes a bit closer. A fun activity for the kids.

Thank Dorothy G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Amazing array of animals from all shapes and sizes. Some huge held in awe! Some so so small and cute !

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The Hamilton Zoo is a great way to spend some relaxing hours. A great array of animals, my favourites being the Sumatran Tigers, the White Rhinos and the huge elevated walk through bird aviary. A "must do" when visiting Hamilton.

Thank brucedelaney59
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I took a number of people with disabilities and we had an awesome day seeing animals from all around the world up close. Even having to push people in wheelchairs wasn't to hard. The staff were cheerful and helpful.

Thank Andrew_luvs_Cambodia
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the zoo both times we visited it,10 years ago and in 2016. May go there again next year. Well, if you like seeing animals while walking and having a family day out, the Hamilton Zoo is a lovely place to...More

Thank Raj R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hamilton Zoo is set in a beautiful park-like environment. New Zealand native species are there to view. The Zoo is also heavily involved in conservation at a local and international level, The breading White Rhinos are truly magnificent.

Thank SL_NZ1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had Belgium friends visiting the Waikato, so I took the two girls to the zoo, aged 11 and 16, we all loved the zoo, great layout, very impressed at this zoo will be back, definitely worth a visit

Thank frenchie069
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Was great day out with friends . Not as big as Auckland zoo but that's ok as it didn't Seem as such a long hall to see everything

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I always make the trip down from Auckland to visit this zoo with my family. We absolutely love it. We prefer this over the zoo in Auckland these days. Less crowded, more space for the animals, different species of animals and different view points compared...More

Thank sarahpJ4072DX
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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