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Address: 200 Daniell St | Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 381 6755
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Description: Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for...
Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
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Day with the animals

Always enjoy a walk around the hills of Wgtn zoo. Tgere is always plenty to see with changes in animals and enclosures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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NEW ZEALAND
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy a walk around the hills of Wgtn zoo. Tgere is always plenty to see with changes in animals and enclosures.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I lived by the Wellington zoo for nearly a year but haven't had a chance to visit it until now. I have really mixed feelings as I was expecting much more. The enclosures are rather small (poor lions and tiger), you can barely see the gibbon and other monkeys on the island, the kiwi house is so dark that you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My 8year old Grandson asked if Id like to come to the Wellington Zoo with his school class. Of course I would ,as I live in Newtown and within walking distance this is what I did. For visitors to Wellington you can catch the number 10 Bus which reads Newtown Park ,getting off at the last bus stop {if you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was the gold coing open day at the Wellington Zoo and the weather had been wild so a day at the zoo was much anticipated. We did the entire round and what stood out was the interactive nature of the whole event. Lots of opportunities to get up close and to talk with the warm and friendly staff dotted... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A grandchild outing which we thoroughly enjoyed. From the first enclosure to the last we were entertained in spite of the rather steep uphill journey till the halfway point. The highlights for us included the red pandas, giraffes and mer cats. The cafe was welcoming and the food and coffee hit the spot. Our only concern was the lack of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Well yeah it was cool to see some animals and what not. The cheetah definitely didn't want to be there - constantly pacing the outside of her cage. But I could convince myself that they rest of the animals seemed OK with their imprisonment. Cool to see a kiwi in the flesh, as well. Worth it if you have kids... More 

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Wellington Zoo has done in my opinion a full 360 turnaround. When I was a child we were fortunate to have an elephant that took us for rides around the zoo, then when it died, the zoo deteriorated and due to lack of funding and other reasons the highlight was the meerkats. Over the past 9 years that I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

An absolutely amazing experience. Spending time up close with these magnificent animals was a privilege I'll never forget. The 3 handlers that were in the enclosure with me all cared passionately about their work & answered every question I had (even the dumb ones!). Cannot recommend this highly enough.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This really is the "best little zoo in the world." Led by a visionary team this Zoo makes your experience one to remember. With the welfare of the animals at the centre of the Zoo, you can feel the positive vibe. Enjoy sharing in the animal's lives in clever and creative environments. Invest in an encounter - I have done... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to Wellington zoo purely for the encounter with the meerkats, it didn't disappoint. You go right into the enclosure and sit on a bench to feed the meerkats. You experience them climbing on you to get to the food and they're so gentle, they're was only two of us on this encounter which made it even better! The... More 

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