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“Kids love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo
Ranked #2 of 62 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
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“Kids love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Where to start? Fabulous staff and reasonable priced. Each time we have gone the animals have been out. It's just great to see the animals well cared for and for the zoo to keep developing it. Just a great place to take the kids.

Visited March 2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Not for a Rainy Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took the Grandies to the zoo to fill in a dreary afternoon. Should have known better. A lot of the animals where hiding from the weather. There was still quite a lot to see though and mostly it was a pretty good experience. A good selection of animals and some beautiful birds. The volunteer in the Chimp house was very helpful and informative and we all enjoyed it. Love the natural habitats they have created. We found the signage for directions was a bit lacking and not all that clear. The wetlands would be a great stroll on a lovely day. I'm sure on a fine day it would be lovely. Good facilities for picnicking and an ok café too.

Visited March 2017
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“Primetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2017

Quality over quantity wins again as the Hamilton Zoo shines brightly! They have a great mixture of diversity as well as individuality with their resident animals. I was very impressed with how well everything was maintained, how well the park has been engineered, and how well cared for the animals seemed to be. Go check it out!

Visited March 2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
“Hamilton Zoo is a fantastic day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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