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Wellington Zoo

200 Daniell St | Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Ranked #16 of 142 attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A very nice, little zoo. The animals have well maintained areas to live in. You can get up close and personal with the giraffes, kangaroos and chimpanzees. Every animal is easy to see .It was a dull, rainy day but I still enjoyed myself. It wasn't crowded either which was wonderful.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Lovely natural, bright open spaces for the animals and a gentle curved paved pathway to lead you around the grounds. The animals have nice, open, clean spaces and are very well cared for. There is excellent information for each of the animals and the whole zoo is presented in a way that is appealing for kids too. I had an... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ok, so I don't like zoos. I always feel sorry from the animals, so despite the fact I had lived in Wellington for 5 years, I had avoided the zoo. Well, I had been to the cafe, but I don't think that counts. I was eventually persuaded to visit with our little one when we had family staying and was... More

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Disapointed with our trip to the zoo. Didn't see too many animals, either the cages were empty and waiting for future zoo or they were just plain empty cause alot of places were devoid of animals. The high point of the day was watching the sun bears playing, they are a real hoot.

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Wellington, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Wellington Zoo is one of our favourite places to visit as a family. We usually start off with coffee at Mojo while watching the Pygmy Marmosets play. The keepers are always friendly another is lots of opportunity for interaction with the animals - don't miss the giraffe talk where you get the opportunity to hand feed them.

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Milwaukee, WI
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a lovely, small zoo. Go in with an expectation that you'll see some native NZ (and Oz) animals and can walk through a beautiful area on the trip. I would plan 1-2 hours to cover the zoo. That said, it's a bit pricey for what they have to offer, but I'm a zoo lover and don't mind supporting... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lots to see and do, new enclosures and plenty of animals. Wear good shoes and don't take too much as it is up and down hills frequently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited wellington zoo a few weekends ago and I thought it was great. I love that this zoo is so focused around conservation and helping animals out. I went along to many of the talks and shows on offer and found them really interesting and learned lots. I particularly recommend the wild theatre bird show and the chimp talk.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I went there only to see a kiwi and I quite enjoyed it in general. Bring with you your own food/drinks because the bar is very poor and obviously expensive.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

First visit to the zoo and no complaints at all. The animals all had plenty of space and appeared happy. All the zoo keepers were very pleasant and were all happy to stop and chat. We managed to see the chimps being fed - something not to be missed. They can catch an apple better than pro cricketers! We even... More

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