I took my cousin here from the USA hadn't seen her in 40 years . My son lives in Hamilton and I was tossing up Auckland again or Hamilton as we had a already had a few trips to Auckland. Well it was a very hot day Jamie had to meet my son so off we went. We both thoroughly enjoyed it the park been surrounded with lots of beautiful trees for shade that was required on the day. The birds were beautiful all the enclosures were very large the animals looked well cared for the staff were very informative and happy to help and answer our questions. We were impressed. We enjoyed the day so much took some beautiful photos, shame about no elephant but hey we cant have everything.. Maybe a kiwi one day would just perfect the Zoo.