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“Hamilton Zoo is a fantastic day out!”
Review of Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo
Ranked #2 of 64 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
“Hamilton Zoo is a fantastic day out!”
Reviewed 12 March 2017

For a city of Hamilton's size, Hamilton Zoo has a surprisingly large range of animals including giraffes, zebras, tigers and cheetahs as well as few not so common inclusions such as my favourite, the painted hunting dogs. Beautiful grounds to stroll around for a few hours, lots of great picnic spots and an onsite cafe. An excellent day out and place for the kids to burn off some energy!

Visited January 2017
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Cool Zoo - not overly busy and lots to see...great enclosures!”
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We went to this zoo on a Thursday, we shared with only 2 families! Lovely zoo with many animals with great enclosures. The chimps have a lovely home - always nice to see!
Worth a visit if in the area.

Visited March 2017
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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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“Grandparents morning out”
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely staff member who gave us directions on which way to go. With grandson in toe we went on our way. Was an enjoyable morning lots of animals to see. Grandson enjoyed the playground as well. Would go again when he gets older.

Visited March 2017
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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“Great Small Zoo competes with Zoos in larger citys”
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Have been to Hamilton Zoo a couple of times before never disappoints, went this time with visiting family and they were impressed at size of compounds and that the animals had lots of room and plenty to do. It is a smaller zoo and does not have a huge variety of animals some larger Zoos do, but what they do have are interesting and well displayed, I have been advised they are expanding in the next year with a farm yard kids interactive area and a lion compound, look forward to taking my grand daughter back in a year or two.

Visited March 2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Fantastic Zoo”
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I've been to quite a few Zoos all over the world, Hamilton Zoo is by far one of the more spacious Zoos i've visited. The enclosures were massive (compared to Tokyo Ueno Zoo...) and the animals appeared to not be stressed at all.

Too top that off they were handing free ice lollies they day we visited as well due to the high temperature!

Visited March 2017
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