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“much better than expected...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo
Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 2004, New Zealand
+64 (0)7 838 6720
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Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Hamilton
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“much better than expected...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We didn't expect too much from a zoo that is not in the bigger city, but we were very impressed with this zoo. Lots to see and a great way to spend several hours. Great for families of course. Hamilton has a lot more to do than I expected and the zoo is a great place to enjoy.

Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best ZOO in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

WOW, for a small town like Hamilton I was not expecting much. But WOW, I prefer it over the Auckland ZOO, great space and walk ways and big animal spaces and info on Animals.

Visited July 2012
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

we took our two boys (10yrs and 5yrs) here during the summer holidays, what an awesome set up, I loved it, staff were lovely, very informative and helpful... we will definitely visit again sometime.

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A Great Zoo , Shouldn't be under-rated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

All the Animals that you want to see , unique habitats and inviting closures . Playground and coffee shops and ample shelter. Even an option when the weather is bad . Protected by the canopy - Bird Enclosure enable you to get up close. Staff are amasing . This is a must.

I've seen a lot when it comes to animals and wildlife around the world. Game parks in Africa , Tanzania (Big Five) , London Zoo , Monarto , Bornea( Orangutans) , Indonesia (Tigers), Nepal Rhinos China (pandas) and this still had something to offer - Worth a look

Visited January 2013
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Cambridge
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“A Good Day Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We visited with a young child. Plenty to see, the rhinos, giraffes and the bird collection are my favourites, lots of exercise and fresh air. The cafe was busy but we went at a busy time, basic food but plenty of places to sit outside. Nice children's playground to finish the day with

Visited January 2013
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