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Hamilton Zoo

Address: Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)7 838 6720
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Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Hamilton
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Woodville, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were not expecting the Zoo to be so good. Lovely meandering shady paths to stroll along and spacious areas for the animals to live in. A great selection of animals who didn't look stressed or bored. An excellent way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Such a well laid out zoo. Such a fantastic place to visit and great value for money too. The cafe could offer a better range but still very satisfactory.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

i have had two visits to the Zoo this January with grandchildren both times we had a fantastic time it was great to see the animals in as natural as possible environment.Hint take a pushchair if going with a toddler as it is quite a walk around the whole zoo and take a picnic to keep costs down.Cool on a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

a fantastic day out..very environmentally friendly for the animals..had some really up close and precious experiences..a picnic between the Meerkats and the Chimps was in beautiful surroundings

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Situated on the outskirts of Hamilton at Rotokauri. Large selection of animals many in open paddocks. An ideal size for young children with a limited attention span - you can easily see most of the animals in 2-3 hours. Easy parking and very friendly, helpful staff. Try to see one f the feeding times and you will notice how much... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you haven't been for a few years the Hamilton Zoo is well worth a revisit. They have done a lot of work and if you get to the aviary first thing in the morning you will see many wonderful birds. This is a warm inviting family attraction.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Awesome place to visit I go most years never get tired as they make changes all the time Excellent family thing to do

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautifully laid out. Interesting gardens. The animals all look well looked after and have plenty of room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A lovely zoo to visit. In my opinion it is comparable to Auckland zoo but without Auckland prices or Auckland traffic. It is a bit of a distance out from Hamilton City but it is worth the drive. Lots of animals, clean and tidy, posted feeding times and a nice big play area for the kids right by the main... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I recently went sometime near the end of 2014 and it wasn't what I expected. It was an overcast day and there were hardly any tourists and a lot of enclosures were closed or you were unable to visit them. The grounds were tidy and staff were friendly though which made up for it.

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