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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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Small relaxed zoo

One of my favourite zoos. Small but relaxed atmosphere. Doesn't have all the big mammals because it... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2012
Hamilton, New Zealand
A nice day out with the family!

We visited the zoo for 3 hours on Labour Day. Not too crowded, except in front of the enclosure... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2012
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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: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

One of my favourite zoos. Small but relaxed atmosphere. Doesn't have all the big mammals because it concentrates on animals as part of breeding programs. Love the rhinos, giraffes and monkeys.

Thank Kiwitraveller935
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We visited the zoo for 3 hours on Labour Day. Not too crowded, except in front of the enclosure for red panda, on a public holiday though the carpark was full. A comfortable walk and picnic for the family! Animals, birds and staff were all...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Had a very rainy day out at the zoo - the reception staff were lovely and chatty - the animals seemed happy! Some pens looked great others seemed quite small. The cafe had ok snack food - staff in cafe not over happy or helpful...More

Thank MissFloopy123
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Spent a halfday there with the grand kids. Great layout food ok, just snacky but the service was a bit grumpy. Zoo layout is good and child friendly with a numerous animals. Rhino pen most impressive.

Thank cambridge20
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Although it was a quick trip to the zoo, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A good variety of animals and everything is lovely and clean and the animals look well cared for.

Thank tvetting
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I have been here multiple times on multiple occassions and every time I have had a good time. If you like zoos then this is of course your kind of activity.

Thank SG4FC
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Limited animals and activities to do at this zoo. Could have been filled with more variety in the space given.

Thank alphaev7
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Loved the rhinos, the lemurs and the large kune kune pigs who both fell asleep when I scratched their ears1

Thank bianca5699
Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

Excellent location and a very well set up zoo. Not a single staff we had to deal seemed happy. Especially cafe staff they did not want us there period. Other then that I am very proud to have such an excellent laid out zoo in...More

Thank Ash_84nz
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Make sure you are willing to walk a long way, it isnt easy to navigate unless you have a map. A very good place for kids to see different animals etc....

Thank Jessica W
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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