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Wellington Zoo

Address: 200 Daniell St | Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 381 6755
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Ranked #17 of 95 Activities in Wellington
Owner description: Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little...
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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 older children, Activities for young children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I loved the simplicity of the exhibits and the self paced tours over the well designed grounds. I personally loved the lion cave and the pandas. Excellent effort for such a small zoo, with an awesome varirty of animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Wellington zoo makes up for its lack of size by by its interesting and unusual presentation of the animals. Constantly trying to update itself and make the most out of what it has. You can watch an injured or sick animal being treated at the Nest, you can go to a show and interact with an animal. If you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I great day out here at the zoo, taking my grandson here is wonderful. Love watching the Vets perform operations at the hospital. Don't forget to stop at the Café.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Upfront I would rate this at a 4.5 if available, but failing that option lean towards a 4. The zoo is small but certainly worth a visit. It has a good array of animals and generally good viewing of the same. Certainly missed some as they didn't play ball, but that is by far and away the preference to having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A small zoo but that meant we got to see ALL the animals and spent the day at the zoo. Easy to get to one the bus and the price of entry was not unreasonable. Highlights were the chimps (hilarious) and the possibility of feeding the giraffes by hand

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When we visited earlier this month there was a Mummy duck with 9 ducklings that was openly walking around the park. We witnessed parents letting their children chase this family, pick up, squeeze and inappropriately handle the ducklings and cause the mother duck unnecessary stress. The few zoo keepers seemed to say nothing to the parents about this. Whilst I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I've always loved and been pretty proud of wellington zoo. Especially the last few years, seeing the many changes and additions they are making. When I went again recently, I enjoyed the new bird show, Watching the trainers/keepers get the birds to fly over people etc, like they do at a number of animal places in Australia. The hilly environment... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Just a short visit here. Tried to drag it out but not a lot to see. Liked how the kangaroos hopped around in their own exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We loved the Wellington Zoo, it was well organised, easy to navigate, and overall a wonderful experience. We had a close encounter with the Lemurs which we would highly recommend. Personally, we found this zoo experience was more enjoyable than our Auckland Zoo experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Small and with a limited number of animals / birds the zoo proved to be quite special. I must say I disapprove of caging animals and had not visited a zoo for a long time. That said most animals had some space and the kids we had with us loved it. There was also an excelent coffee shop called the... More 

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