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Wellington Zoo

200 Daniell St | Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Ranked #20 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Zoos
Description: Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Lovely wide walkways. Animals birds etc easy to see for adults and children, lots of seating, lots of toilets

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This zoo is all uphill so put your walking shoes on. The enclosures were ok, most were overgrown so you couldn't see the animals. All we really saw were monkeys. I think this zoo is moreso aimed at conservation which is brilliant but kind of defeats the purpose of people paying to see the animals.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Compact, but a bit steep. The zoo is a great place to spend a day with the added interest of the viewing area for the animal hospital where you can watch all sorts of procedures on the animals,even the large ones! Perfect for budding vets.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The best thing about this zoo was the staff. They were friendly and really informative. They all seemed keen to answer questions about the animals and their habitat. The best part of the zoo was being able to feed the giraffes !! Yahoo !!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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53 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Going to Newtown to the Wellington Zoo, you expect to be heading out of the city into the remote part of Wellington, when suddenly right there in the Newtown neighbourhood is the zoo! It is the strangest feeling seeing a convenience (dairy) store across the road, bus stop at the door, and a park and playground alongside with houses close... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A wonderful zoo with very friendly staff and a wide variety of animals (and activities) to keep the children entertained. There is a broad selection of animals from different continents including kangaroos, cheetahs, and even lions. It is a large zoo, so it is easily to lose one's way (they have maps, but it doesn't make a difference if you... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visit the zoo in any city I visit. This was by far the most interactive zoo I've visited. You can walk in the kangaroo exhibit an walk right up to them. There are different types of shows going on all day. You can make it to all of them as they are all set up fairly close to the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wow, what a great place to go. Our whole family has gone a dozen times in the last two years and we love it. Thee is pushchair access to everything, lots of places to simply sit and enjoy the view, ample parking, and all the facilities you could need. On our last visit we patted an Emu, discovered a Kiwi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I booked a close encounter with a giraffe. The whole experience was one of the best I've had in NZ. It costs $95 and for that you get to spend around half an hour with the zoo keeper up close and personal with the zoos two beautiful giraffes. I know half an hour doesn't sound like a lot but it... More

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Levin, New Zealand
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53 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Describing itself as the best little zoo in the world, Wellington Zoo is very much concerned with animal welfare and conservation. It currently has around 500 animals, and every effort is made to provide an environment consistent, as far as practicable, with their natural habitat. Many of the larger animals have spacious compounds consisting of trees, shrubs, rocks etc, providing... More

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