Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo: Hours, Address, Wellington Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Wellington Zoo
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wellington Zoo is New Zealand’s first Zoo, and Wellington’s oldest conservation organisation, caring for animals since 1906. The Zoo is a not for profit charitable trust and we're proud to be the world’s first carboNZero certified zoo. We are guided by our kaupapa Me Tiaki, Kia Ora! We must look after our environment, so all things will flourish. It is up to us collectively to make a difference for animals and the wild places they call home. See our website for entry prices and to plan your visit. If you have accessibility needs, you can find more visitor information on our website.
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PamelaC
New Zealand8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
The interactive experiences. Te Kohanga....the nest; which shares information about animal health and welfare. The Atua and inclusiveness of Reo. Ways in which the Zoo's collaborate to support the survival of critically endangered species, made me rethink my take on all that a Zoo IS.
Written 28 April 2022
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Scenic42057163007
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Jan 2022 • Couples
We had a great day at the zoo, I highly recommend. Staff very friendly and helpful.
We especially loved the little blue penguins.
Written 29 January 2022
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Kaikalkoe
Arrowtown, New Zealand40 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
You cannot go wrong visiting Wellington Zoo. Visiting with 3 children was a day full of entertainment. Spent a good 4 hours walking around, seeing the animals and watching the live shows.

Staff are excellent, very good customers service and cannot do enough to help, very impressed.

Rest day out and value for money! Highly recommend.
Written 25 January 2022
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Thefamilytraveller
Whangarei, New Zealand104 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The zoo was busy being just after Christmas, but we didn’t have to queue too long to get in and the staff got everyone through as quickly as possible. The zoo isn’t bad but there are definitely better zoos around, the kids enjoyed themselves but at the same time wanted to leave as quickly as possible. I probably wouldn’t go back but it doesn’t hurt to go once
Written 30 December 2021
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ProudasJAFA
66 contributions
Jan 2021
I have been to Wellington Zoo several times and have always had an excellent experience. Auckland and Wellington Zoos use as little metal as possible, which makes them feel less like zoos, especially when some animals roam freely.

The talks are nice and very informative, I've been to the Sun Bear one and the Tiger one, maybe even the Giraffe and Lion one.

(Visits were pre-covid-19)
Written 23 December 2021
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Antemo
Christchurch, New Zealand71 contributions
Oct 2021
The lady at the gate noticed I was walking with a stick and advised me the easier options to make sure I could see everything. There were a few exhibits closed and these happened to be right at the start of the zoo. Really good information panels around about the animals. Covid restrictions did mean the cafe wasn’t fully operational. Great day out
Written 25 October 2021
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rachelmB5647WI
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates39 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Understanding because of Covid the Lemur Close Encounters, Behind-the-Scenes Experiences and Animal Talks weren't happening.
Because it is outdoors, most adults weren't wearing masks.

My 2yr old walked for the 2 hours we were there. Loving the giraffes, tigers and sunbears.

There are many spots for picnics. Lots of the walkways are shaded.
Written 9 October 2021
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Caroline R
7 contributions
Jul 2021
Whether you are an adult or a child you will love this zoo! The animals are beautifully cared for and the staff are helpful, engaging and no doubt happy with their environment. Smiles all round.
Written 11 July 2021
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Jonesy
Palmerston North, New Zealand119 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
The zoo is in dire need of maintaining, upgrading and general housekeeping. I hadn't visited in many years and it now very run down. I wouldn't bother going here again. The only plus is that the animals sll seem to be of fairly good condition
Written 21 April 2021
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BecsGNZ
Auckland, New Zealand85 contributions
Feb 2021
Wellington Zoo is amazing. The layout, the enclosures, just everything about this zoo was awesome. Seeing the sun bear was a highlight.
Written 3 April 2021
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