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Wellington Zoo

200 Daniell St | Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Ranked #20 of 145 attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Wellington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went here while taking a friends kids out for the day to give them some peace. The animals are so exciting to see, they all look well looked after and happy in their enclosures. All the enclosures were more than acceptable size for housing the animals they housed. The kids loved getting up close and watching the giraffes get fed.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The enclosures are designed so that people are not in the face of the animals. Very relaxed atmosphere, one zoo that you can visit without feeling bad about it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

this zoo is not large by most standards but it is well presented and maintained. The enclosures are nicely presented and it does not have that zoo 'cage' feel about it. The staff were outstanding, very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. It was great to see some of the animals out and about with their keepers. The nest was amazing -... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Last time I was at the Wellington Zoo was thirty years ago and it was not a very nice place to be. However I was really pleasantly surprised on its progress and attractiveness with its customers. It wasn't a nice day to go however the exhibits made the difference and I loved the ability to get up and personal with... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The zoo is definitely not the big by any standards. A few animals to look at, but a nice walk with the family. The facilities here are very nice. Just wish they had more animals and land, but this would be hard to find so close to the city.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Don't miss at least 2 or 3 talks.A Kiwi Talk was taking place in the beginning of afternoon for us. You won't really see Kiwis, they are in a dark place, so you'll most likely see their shadows, but still cool :)

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Me and my boyfriend spent almost a full day at the zoo today, despite it being really cold and rainy. In other words - we had a great time! It's not the largest zoo, but they have lots of animals to see, with a focus on animals from Australasia. There are lots of different animal talks/shows to go and listen... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I booked a zoo day for my grandsons during their Christmas school holidays in January while I was over from the UK. They had a great time. Awesome is how they described it. Thanks for a great day out.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I recently gave my daughter a meerkat encounter as a 24th birthday present. It was a huge hit with her, and her friend. The meerkats were delightful and very friendly, and the keeper was very informative and helpful. the weather wasn't great, but we all had a wonderful time. Highly recommended and worth every cent.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Easily reachable by bus from the city centre. Fun day out if you have time to kill in Wellington. Zoo is well laid out and easy to walk around. Probably not enough to make you want to go back twice but certainly a good attraction to add to your list for Wellington.

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