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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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Very Peaceful Experience

I visited early morning to have a Face to Face feeding experience with the Cheetah. Informative... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Lyn M
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Kids love to visit

Hamilton Zoo is one of those hidden gems and the kids love it! We would visit 4-6 times a year... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
travel7792
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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
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183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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"large enclosures"
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"baby rhino"
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"face to face"
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"animal enclosures"
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"bird aviary"
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"keeper talks"
in 9 reviews
"feeding times"
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"great place to visit"
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"few hours"
in 15 reviews
"great playground"
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"on display"
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"walk around"
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"whole family"
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"native birds"
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"new zealand"
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"tiger"
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I visited early morning to have a Face to Face feeding experience with the Cheetah. Informative talk from the keeper which answered all my questions. Animals were content and well fed. I spent 3 hours and managed to see everything on offer.

1  Thank Lyn M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Hamilton Zoo is one of those hidden gems and the kids love it! We would visit 4-6 times a year, well worth a visit!

1  Thank travel7792
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

An escape from urban life and a balanced exposure to nature and animals. Perfect venue to relax and capture family images and pictures whilst viewing animals from around the world .... the venue is intimate and can not be compared to international zoos but evokes...More

1  Thank Vivashal S
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Amazing place with awesome up close experiences on offer. Absolutley must do the Red Panda experience, and meet the Rhino's. Hours of fun and adventure to be had here for young and old.

1  Thank Shellie M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great set-up and it's clear there;'s more in the making for this great little zoo. We did the Rhino experience which was pretty amazing and the staff clearly really care about what they do and the animals.

1  Thank theroycenz
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fantastic zoo for a walk round - especially in summer when it is hot as there is lots of shade. Good selection of animals - you can hand feed some of the animals and I recommend the giraffes.

1  Thank LisaMarieW71
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great place to spend the day wzndering around the animals. Fantastic to be there at Giraffe and Tiger feeding times.

1  Thank habanachooky
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to be on a sunny winter's day. Can recommend coming outside of school holidays. Busy, but not overwhelmingly so. I thought the cost of entry was OK as there was plenty to see.

1  Thank Bryce N
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This zoo, in my opinion, stands far above the others in New Zealand. It is set on a huge natural section which makes visiting feel almost like a real adventure in the wild - it almost feels like a sanctuary or park more than a...More

1  Thank hillsighed
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best zoo we've been to in nz. So easy to find your way around. The animals all seem very happy and active. Great days activity

1  Thank TripHappy12
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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
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