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Hamilton Zoo

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Address: 183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Phone Number:
6478386720
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic...

The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings

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Fabulous facilities for the animals and a great variety of wildlife. The Zoo Staff and volunteers are very informative and it was a great way to spend some alone time

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
Cushla A
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous facilities for the animals and a great variety of wildlife. The Zoo Staff and volunteers are very informative and it was a great way to spend some alone time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

What an amazing and engaging zoo with such a great, peaceful, easy-going atmosphere. Perfect for family outings on hot sunny days. Pack a picnic and head down there this weekend.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours reacquainting ourselves with the Hamilton Zoo. Lots of animals to see, walking around the zoo was easy with good user friendly paths to walk on. The animals looked well cared for. Nice picnic areas to use for families. Lots of seats to sit and observe! The cafe on the premises is okay but a little... More 

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Thank BeverleyJ16
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the best zoos in New Zealand for its layout and range of animals. It's very family friendly - a great day out.

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Thank Julietpatricia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I needed to kill a few hours and visited Hamilton Zoo; it was well set out and the enclosures were clean and well set out. There was plenty of shade for a hot day and there animals were all out and about.

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Thank 570naomir
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

we did the face to face lema This was very good and I would do this again the photos we got where priceless The zoo keepers where great and very helpful thankyou for the great tour we really enjoyed it , We loves our whole vist The price we payed was well worth very cent Thankyou so much

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Thank supergranny59
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

It was a great family day out with ages ranging from 6 to 69. It was hot and many of the animals in hiding or a sleep don`t blame them so plan well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My favourite animals at this zoo are scarlet macaw parrots plus blue and yellow parrots however the rhinos are really smelly and I did not get to see American bison in savannah area- very sad!

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Thank Sonali B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Will revisit. Good sized zoo. Animals appeared to be attended to. Apes looked a little sad though. Has good signage. Very pleasant staff.

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Thank Reema D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A great day out for the family. Despite being an older Zoo, lovely natural enclosures, excellent interpretation material. An interesting mix of the usual and some unusual species too - Excellent Rhino exhibit! The Avery is especially fantastic, and quite something to see Bison so close up. Because its not packed all the time - is a very relaxing and... More 

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