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Hamilton Zoo

Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
+64 (0)7 838 6720
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Love going to the Zoo - a favorite for our children. In a lot of ways better than the Auckland zoo. Staff are approachable and give that little bit extra to make the trip really worth while. Will be coming back for more!

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Hamilton zoo is an enjoyable walk around a fun filled animal attraction. Much cheaper than Auckland Zoo, although it doesn't have as many animals or fancy enclosures it still has a great deal to offer! One disappointment would be the cheetahs were too far away to really see well. There is a huge rhino enclosure, with quite a few rhinos.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Zoo was larger than I was expecting. It is 25 hectares and has over 600 animals. It boasts the largest walk through aviary in New Zealand. The Zoo offers many ‘Meet the Keeper’ talks throughout the day. I attended talks and feedings for the Southern white Rhinoceros, Sumatran Tiger and Chimpanzee. The keepers were very friendly and informative and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We are very familiar with Auckland Zoo, which we love, and found Hamilton Zoo a welcome surprise. It covers a large area, with lots of interesting animals - all of whom appeared happy and contented with their lives. We highly recommend it for a visit.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hamilton Zoo is a really great world class little zoo. It has a great range of animals, birds and reptiles. The layout is an easy walk. It does cover a hillside site but the exhibits and pathways are laid out so as to minimise the climb, no trouble for pushchairs and wheel chairs. The highly successful rhino breeding programme provides... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great zoo with pleasant areas for both animals and humans. If going in the summer, you may want to get there early as the animals are more awake at that time. They tend to sleep later and are much harder to spot. Check out the special feeding times as the keepers give interesting information about the animals.... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

very friendly place, staff keen to help and answer questions. can be a very nice day out. buses go till closing.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Hamilton Zoo is a real treasure. It is situated on a large area of land and the animals can be seen up close. I would recommend a visit especially if you have children.

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New Plymouth NEW ZEALAND
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Bigger than thought and well laid out-lots of fun-animals in good conditions and kids would love it. Was a bit hard to follow the signs though

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A world class attraction. Situated in the country with great enclosures to view the wildlife.[Could be better at the tigers enclosure, but believe this is going to be rectified]. A great place to take the kids.I think it's better than Auckland Zoo. Nice cafe.

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