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Hamilton Zoo

Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
+64 (0)7 838 6720
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Hamilton
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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new zealnd
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Our group of 11 spent a few hours at the zoo. We went mid afternoon and stayed till it closed. We were lucky to see some if the animals being fed. The pigs and the chimps were really funny selecting their titbits and dodging rivals. The tiger hid in the bamboo but we finally spotted him and he came out... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our trip to the hamilton zoo, great little zoo with plenty to see. Can get a bit steep around the pathways which is hard with a pram and trying to control toddlers that want to run. The stones down to the giraffes is a pain too, could do with a bichumen path or something. Great enclosures generally easy to... More 

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Tarout, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great time it was for sure. Alone or with the family, stop there, walk around, enjoy, it's really wonderful ... be silly too it's a great place to be and enjoy.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This Zoo is wonderful! They have interesting and informative shows/talks that you can easily get to, and with out having to rush, I visited as a child also and all the good bits are still great!! Wide open and very safe playground for children, large undercover outdoor seating for lunch, open picnic areas on site Had a very up close... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place to spend a day with the kids. The staff are all really helpful and friendly, and the animals are lovely-awesome varieties, and we look foreward to going back. :)

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

a great place to take the kids and ...noiw they even have tiger cubs !! Fantastic and a great effort to keep these big cats alive !

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very family-orientated zoo, lots of animals large and small, great effort has been made to ensure the animals all have good spacious living environments, and there's some good interactive opportunities. Great birdlife, and pretty informative. Adequate cafe. Entrance price reasonable. Worth finding out in advance when feeding times are, and when the interactive opportunities are. Disability friendly,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I live in Hamilton and try and get here 3-4times a year, so love it. a great place to visit, so love the chimps and watching the feeding time and when the staff are available for talks.

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te awamutu
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

me and the kids got to put out the hay for the rhinos - close encounters with giant poo, the boys remember this vividly! the donkey and the zebra were play-fighting in the giraffe paddock. we got to feed the giraffes with carrots. memorable experiences for kids, great keepers.

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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Hamilton zoo is located about 10-15 minutes from the city center. The zoo is spread out over 25 hectares which means you will be walking often. All animals can be viewed from excellent view points and keepers provide information and tours at particular times or feeding times. There is a café also near the entrance , be aware only... More 

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