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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
Description:

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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Plenty to see

I would definitely go back. A good variety of wildlife to see - chimps, rhino, bison, big cats, birds - a much larger zoo than a lot of people realise, and a lot of fun for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2012
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Wellington
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

Good day with the kids but a little over priced. Not a bad day if you have nothing else to do

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I would definitely go back. A good variety of wildlife to see - chimps, rhino, bison, big cats, birds - a much larger zoo than a lot of people realise, and a lot of fun for the whole family.

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Matamata, New Zealand
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

for a small zoo this one is lovely, nice grounds with plenty of space for the animals.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

More like a park than a zoo, you can tell the animals are well treated with plenty of room. Good bush walks too.

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Moerewa, NZ
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Wow Wow Wow. This is just such a great zoo. I spent all day here and it certainly was not a wasted day. I will be going back

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auckland
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

Definitely worth a look. Allow a couple of hours for a thorough look around. The chimps were probably my favorite.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2011

We went here in February 2011 and had a great afternoon looking at all the animals and birds. Our favorites were the rhinos (moms and baby), parakeets, and tamarins. The zoo is nicely arranged with level walking paths. We were there to watch several animals being feed which is always neat. The enclosures were large for most animals but not... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

Very cool place. All the displays were nicely set out for the public and for the animals. The free flight aviary was amazing.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

Sadly, I cant help but compare all zoos to that of Australia Zoo, (Steve Irwins Zoo), which is very unfair as it is, without a doubt, such an exceptional place! However,I will try! :) We visited Hamilton Zoo about 15 months ago, while holidaying with family in Hamilton. I can in all honesty say that the place is 100% better... More 

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