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Wellington Zoo

200 Daniell St | Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Ranked #17 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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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful space for these animals to thrive! The easy walking paths, although some are steep, is perfect for all ages and easy to wheel a buggy around. The viewing areas for the young people so they can also see without being lifted are terrific! This zoo has not only it's inhabitants in mind, but families and playing areas... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love the thought that has gone into making this zoo family-friendly - for the visitors as well as the residents! I saw many relaxed and smiling kids enjoying not only the animals on display but also the displays on the animals - the information and fun-designed enclosures. Unlike many a zoo I have visited, in this one the animals... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This Zoo has had a revamp since I was last there, many years ago. So beautiful and clean and tidy. Good pricing and staff very helpful. Fantastic for people of all ages.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A friend and I spent a very pleasant morning wondering around the zoo. The animals seem to be looked after and we went and listened to the various talks, A real highlight for me was feeding the giraffes!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

At the end of August, I took three Auckland visitors to see the zoo. We all had such a lovely time. They know Auckland Zoo very well, but were charmed by what they experienced at Wellington Zoo. Amazingly, all the animals seemed to be on their best behaviour and were out on display, as if on cue, whenever we approached... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited here not long after a visit to Taronga Zoo and boy does this little zoo punch well above it's weight! Easy to get to using the local buses (very helpful drivers), it's on the outskirts of the city and is excellent. The planting and gardens are well kept, the animal enclosures are very sympathetic to the animal's requirements.... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ok it is smaller than Hamilton and Auckland zoo but its still a nice zoo. I spent about 5 hours wondering around. The site was clean, the food was ok and the staff were pleasant. The sun bear was the highlight of the zoo....but the other animals were good to see. I think the only thing I did not see... More

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NZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A really great wee zoo with super friendly staff and happy looking animals. It's awesome to be able to see what goes on in The Nest too!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great bus service from city. very good coffee shop out front. staff talks to public very informative. would go again

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our grandson to visit the zoo. He was keen to see the tigers. The number of animals that we saw were limited. The tigers were no where to be seen. A lot of the zoo seems to be under construction or repair. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. They kept the place clean and were full of... More

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