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Address: Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)7 838 6720
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Animals in their habitats as close to natural as you can get

I love going to the zoo and enjoying the animals in their natural habitats - well, as close as you can get in a zoo. They look happy and healthy in enhanced enclosures with stuff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I love going to the zoo and enjoying the animals in their natural habitats - well, as close as you can get in a zoo. They look happy and healthy in enhanced enclosures with stuff to play with and yet available to view by the children.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We are frequent visitors to the zoo, having purchased a year pass for our son. It is a fantastic morning out with the animals and the fact it has a playground and a cafe is the icing on the cake. Staff both paid and voluntary are very friendly and never far away for a chat. Great to visit with the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So much fun for the grandchildren to see all the animals. Lovely areas to picnic or have a bite at the cafe. Children's playground also. The aviary is a must! Very pleasant walk around the zoo in a natural environment.

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hamilton
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A really good place for all the family. heaps to do lots of animals to see. very clean and tidy place.

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Hamilton NZ
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Have been to the zoo quite a few times. Always a good time especially with little kids. Really fun place with all the animals. Great variety!! Will be back

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The zoo is a great place to take a wander, a picnic [ or cafe] to see a wide variety of animals and birds in a very natural environment. Take advantage of the feeding tomes and talks. There are also volunteers who can help with any questions. Hamilton Zoo is helping to prserve endangerd species such as the white rhino.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We spent half a day at Hamilton zoo last weekend. The park was on the large side it would have been better to have complimentary maps but the staff directed us to the few and far in between stationary maps in the park. It worked ok and I guess it is more environmentally friendly without the wasted papers. The park... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very reasonably priced yet we found there to be a lack of animals!!! If you are into your horticulture and ducks then this is the place for you! We did visit during the winter and understand that this may be when work is being carried out for the next season, but prior warning should be given at the entry. It... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great grounds, lovely walk, amazing animals, cool enclosures. Face2Face and Animal Encounters are awesome, a great treat. I could go every week!

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very enjoyable day with the Hamilton zoo. Semi accessible for people in wheelchairs and parents with pushchairs

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Additional Information about Hamilton Zoo

Address: Address: Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)7 838 6720
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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