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“educational for all the family” 5 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 #3 of 11 Attractions in Hamilton
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“educational for all the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The with prices for families as well zoo is located not far from inner Hamilton and you can go by car or catch a bus and entry costs $19 per adult. During the day there are informative talks about various animals with the keepers which are announced over a loud speaker. You can pay that little bit extra of $15 to have your own private face to face encounter with certain animals and the keeper. There are sufficient toilet stops on site as well as vending machines and a café and ample parking out front. Allow 3 hours minimum to walk around the zoo my favorite is the large Rhino enclosure as well as the large walk through aviary. My advice is while in Hamilton make the time to visit here I have been here on several visits and enjoy each trip.

Visited August 2013
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New Zealand
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“A zoo with a difference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I love this zoo. It has an interesting assortment of animals and birds which are kept in a great environment. It is family friendly but not exclusively for families of course. We had a wonderful time feeding carrots to the giraffes (my favourite animals) and have never had this opportunity anywhere else before.They also offer animal encounters, although I haven't done one of these.

Visited January 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Fantastic family fun!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Hamilton zoo is a fantastic place to visit, great walking paths all the way around and plenty of trees to shade from the hot sun if needed, awesome animals to view and many hours of fun makes great value for your money, I never get bored of visiting this place.

Visited January 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“A great zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A good day out for the whole family. It is a bit hilly but scooters were available. Nice playground and good area for picnic. Well kept, plenty of animals and birdlife to see and a good cafe to enjoy a nice coffee at the end.

Visited March 2013
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“Worth a trip and you need a few hours to see it all.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Variety of animals and you are able to see most of them very clearly. Children (and adults) love the different animals and if you manage to get there at an animal feeding time that is magic. Great for a day out and a picnic if its fine.

Visited June 2013
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