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Address: Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)7 838 6720
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Hamilton zoo

I really enjoyed an afternoon at the zoo recently. It is well set out with really natural enclosures for the animals and lots of volunteer zoo helpers around to explain or answer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ianleigh M
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed an afternoon at the zoo recently. It is well set out with really natural enclosures for the animals and lots of volunteer zoo helpers around to explain or answer questions . I attended a couple of their talks and found them very informative and very happy to answer questions. The shop is well stocked and full of... More 

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Thank Ianleigh M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live in Hamilton so have been here a few times. We always enjoy it. Some zoos are so huge that they are a bit daunting but this one is a perfect size without skimping on awesome creatures to see. It's easy to find your way about and the water park is a beautiful walk in it's own right. The... More 

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Thank BaldyBeardyBloke
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely zoo all animals spaced out in lovely areas. If taking small children stroller needed as lots of hills. Cafe very reasonable and lovely food for snacks.

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Thank Linda B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not being a huge fan of Zoos in general I rather enjoyed this one. Nice large clean enclosures with relatively happy looking animals. Was good to see.

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Thank foodyforfun2015
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Animals are in natural looking habitats/enclosures and all look very healthy and happy, and exhibits are well maintained. For example, the African savannah has giraffes, zebras and ostriches. Browse is hung up high close to a viewing area and you can closely watch the giraffes feeding on it. A must do is the face to face experience for only $15/person.... More 

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Thank Devil_Mick
New Zealand
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely half-day visit with my sister - plenty of animals to see and learn about. Good to see adequate enclosures for the animals and it was nice to see they all had lots of trees providing shade or sprinklers going to provide some relief (it was such a hot day when we visited!).There was a lovely staff member... More 

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Thank JayAlice727
Morelia Mexico
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hamilton zoo is a very spacious area, full of vegetation and with nice paths to see animals. I liked this zoo because the animals have big spaces where to move and this is one of the most common complains of several zoo (that the animal are caged very uncomfortable). The animals look well maintained. The orangutans sleeping area is very... More 

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Thank RebeRu
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my cousin and his family. What a great zoo! Lots to see. Enclosures were largo and animals looked happy and healthy.

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Thank 11joannan
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended Hamilton Zoo as being great for pre-schoolers - and we weren't disappointed! The setting feels very bush-like with lots of great NZ native planting. There is not as wide a range of animals as Auckland Zoo, but it really only felt like elephants and lions were missing to me as an adult - little kids won't care.... More 

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Thank Kiw1Girl
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice afternoon at Hamilton Zoo. A great variety of well loved animals that have excellent enclosures. Staff were friendly and informative too, definitely well worth going to the Hamilton Zoo.

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