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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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Great value for money

we took our two boys (10yrs and 5yrs) here during the summer holidays, what an awesome set up, I... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2013
Palmerston North, New Zealand
A Great Zoo , Shouldn't be under-rated

All the Animals that you want to see , unique habitats and inviting closures . Playground and... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2013
Cat A
Adelaide, Australia
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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
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

we took our two boys (10yrs and 5yrs) here during the summer holidays, what an awesome set up, I loved it, staff were lovely, very informative and helpful... we will definitely visit again sometime.

Thank daknibbsklan
Reviewed 25 January 2013

All the Animals that you want to see , unique habitats and inviting closures . Playground and coffee shops and ample shelter. Even an option when the weather is bad . Protected by the canopy - Bird Enclosure enable you to get up close. Staff...More

Thank Cat A
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We visited with a young child. Plenty to see, the rhinos, giraffes and the bird collection are my favourites, lots of exercise and fresh air. The cafe was busy but we went at a busy time, basic food but plenty of places to sit outside....More

Thank Fiddly
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Went to Hamilton Zoo with my wife and we had a great time! the enclosures were well designed so that you can get lots of views of the animals if they are hiding in a corner! there were also lots of volunteers who were more...More

Thank JonSinclair
Reviewed 24 January 2013

This zoo is friendly, welcoming and so easy to walk around. I love the different animals that we can look at and watch being fed. The grounds look good and it is a lot of fun to visit.

Thank Trish480
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I love the Hamilton Zoo and have visited about a dozen times. It seems quite small from the entrance but it opens up into acres of enclosures. If you're there at the right time, you'll see animals being fed and just once we were there...More

Thank sedky
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Wow ! We were blown away on our first and second visits to Hamilton Zoo (we've been twice). This zoo is beautifully set in park grounds with lovely walkways and has a lovely park area for your lunch. The animals are lovely and, if it's...More

Thank KiwiRowell
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Made a day trip from Rotorua. Was well worth the drive. It is a very low key zoo compared to Auckland zoo but the enclosures look a lot friendlier to the animals. Took 2-3 hours to walk around.

Thank Smuger
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Came here with kids, took them on the lemur feed, was absolutely fantastic and saw all the animals too!! Food in cafe was lovely and great friendly service in all areas. Priced well. Exceptional for lemurs. Sat with and petted. Thank you :)

Thank Izzy S
Reviewed 9 January 2013

I like Hamilton Zoo, for a smaller zoo it does a great job of the whole experience. Well worth a visit. If you are keen on special experiences with different animals where you get to go into the cage with them (not like a tiger...More

Thank Tim B
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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