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Wellington Zoo

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Address: 200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-381 6755
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Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for...

Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!

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Fabulous day visiting Wellington Zoo

Great variety of animals, interesting facts written on signage and zoo well set out. Loved the giraffes - got amazing photos really close up. Monkeys put on quite a show and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great variety of animals, interesting facts written on signage and zoo well set out. Loved the giraffes - got amazing photos really close up. Monkeys put on quite a show and otters cute as. Looking forward to another visit with maybe more time to spend here. Highly recommend this especially people with children.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to the Zoo....not only for myself, but as a parent sharing a wonderful activity with my children. Every time I come to Wellington Zoo, there is always something different to see and interact with. We love it!

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to have a personal encounter with cheetahs at $150 per person. I was a little disappointed that the cheetahs were more interested in the keeper than us. And unfortunately I didn't get a look in with them as there was another person with us who was sat nearer to the keeper. Really would have liked a photo with... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not been to Wellington zoo. It is not to far from town you can get bus. This zoo is on hillside so need flat walking shoes and water. You can take packed lunch if your that way inclined. What I liked about this zoo as you can get quite close to animals. You also can feed some of... More 

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Christchurch,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took Master Seven and Miss Five on a half day visit, which gave us plenty of time to view all of the enclosures and enjoy a wonder lunch at one of the onsite cafes. Half way through our visit, the heavens opened, but this only added to our experience as most of the shelters were visible from the walkways, so... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good zoo with excellent choice of animals for all ages. You can also visit the Vet area to see how they look after the animals,Assess by bus or vehicle transport, approx 15-20mins from Wellington city

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Thank david_costigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited Wellington Zoo about 5 years ago and was quite disappointed. Many of the cages were empty and it was looking run down. I decided though to take my niece and nephew a few weeks back and what an improvement. We all really enjoyed it and some great improvements have been made. I'll be back soon.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a couple of close encounter vouchers - which we were keen to redeem. After discussion we decided to go to the Cheetah's and the Lemurs. Both of which were excellent. My younger daughter and mother in law got 30 minutes in each enclosure. The zoo staff were excellent. The cheetah's came in and lay down next to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wellington Zoo is quite a small zoo but it is well set out and has an excellent collection of animals, in attractive and roomy enclosures with very informative boards attached. There is a strong focus on conservation themes and enthusiastic staff share their knowledge with visitors. A regular public bus service from Lambton Quay stops right outside the zoo and... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth a visit, whether you are a child or adult. The zoo is well maintained and I liked the information signs with the interesting facts. The otters were so cute, with a couple of them working on making their nest - very amusing to watch them move straw and twigs back and forth. The big cats were great... More 

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