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Hamilton Zoo

Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
+64 (0)7 838 6720
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: Zoos
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It was great to be at the exhibitions of the animals at the right times. My little girl loved it. The café was a little pricey, but all in all, was enjoyed by all of the family. Especially the giraffes and birds :)

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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful day in July - we took grandchildren aged 7 and 10. They were impressed as we adults were too. Natural setting for the animals, good viewing except for the tigers who preferred to hide in the bamboo on such a hot day for July.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hamilton Zoo is a large spacious zoo which provides a decent habitat for animals. There are also many animals to see both common and rare.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is the second time that we have visited this zoo, and were even more impressed than the first. It is well laid out and easy to walk around and for a small zoo has an amazing selection of well "housed " animals. The only complaint I had was the cost of food at the cafeteria. To me it was... More

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have a years pass to the Hamilton zoo & it is a wonderful place to take my grandchildren & visitors. The animals are well cared for in environmentaly friendly spaces with lots of interaction available with talks & the Face to Face sessions. The keepers are very helpful & take pride in their charges. The playground, coffee shop &... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fab variety at this zoo, all the animals seemed content, well fed and had great habitats. Everything was clean and well laid out. Only suggestion I would have is to perhaps have more people at front counter, there was one lady on the day I went with alot of people standing waiting to pay to get in.

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New Plymouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We always have a great time at this zoo, lots of animals, space to run around, good information, playground, cafe and well priced.

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great for perhaps half a day. I don't think you would need to spend a full day here. I went just 2 weeks ago during the school holidays and it was winter. I wrapped up warm and took a brolly. Got within touching distance of the male giraffes as they were being fed. What a wonderful sight. The enclosures are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The zoo was great and very well priced. The face2face experience was really good although I did expect to be able to get up more close and personal. The feedings weren't a talk about the animals at all like I've seen in other zoos. They literally three in a piece of meat for the Tigers and let them be. Overall... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Excellent day out. Well thought out and planned zoo with a wide variety of animals. Helpful hosts at hand to answer questions, friendly service, great playground for kids too. Well signposted with lots of info.

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