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Wellington Zoo

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200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Wow, I forgot Wellington is all on hills. Felt very sorry for the animals not having flat ground, especially the cheetahs. Food outlets are minimal and not very good. Take food with you. We took the bus from town which was very good.

Thank hematite007
Reviewed August 26, 2017

The animals are clearly well looked after with great sized enclosures but well set up and positioned so that you can see them still from multiple angles/sides of enclosures. We did the Cheetah experience for a belated birthday present and it was amazing. They are...More

Thank JBella12
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

What an awesome zoo. Nice and compact (animals had plenty of room tho) and so tidy and thoughtfully displayed. Great for kids; old and young and definitely recommend. Good variety of animals and you can get up and close.

Thank YeahBaby1977
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We got to see a kiwi and the spiders were very fascinating to my toddler. Quite hilly, which makes a great workout. Finding parking was a mission.

Thank discountbay
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Every year we visit the Wellington Zoo and always have a lovely time. I have been going there since I was a child and now my son gets to enjoy it too. The layout is easy to access and the variety of animals to see...More

Thank msbake
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is a great place, we went early morning , but the best time is 11am to 2pm this is feeding time, cheap to get in and great for the kids

Thank David E
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This was a very nice place to visit in Wellington. The zoo has some nice enclosures where you can see kea's, little blue penguins, kiwi´s and lots of other animals. We visited on a weekday, and had most of the zoo to ourself, you can...More

Thank kasperfrank
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The zoo in Wellington is quite small by international standards but it has a great variety of animals, and is compact enough for people with young families to make it round without complete exhaustion. The dens and displays are well thought out for the animals...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Went on an open day for tigers but found it no different to other days. Welly zoo is looking a bit tired with not a lot of variety in animals. A bit boring for adults. Rather expensive for what you got I thought but lovely...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

It's a long time since last at the Wellington zoo and what an improvement. Well done, staff. While the tracks are steep in places they are well formed and easy to negotiate with a pushchair or wheelchair and a firm set of arms. In most...More

Thank Gavin6114
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September 28, 2016|
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Response from RachaelBNZ | Reviewed this property |
No, Wellington Zoo doesn't have hedgehogs on display. Hedgehogs can be seen from time to time around our house in Dunedin.
October 27, 2015|
Response from Bob and Di H | Reviewed this property |
The answer is no they don't, and it would be quite a challenge for someone to have to push a wheelchair Mobility is clearly a fault with his Zoo, and something needs to be done about it. The zoo is on quite steep terrain and... More
October 27, 2015|
Response from WellingtonZooNZ | Property representative |
Hi Chrissy. We don’t have a mobility scooter on site, but you can hire one for free from the nearby Newtown New World - give them a call on 04 389 7015 to make a booking. Alternatively we have wheelchairs at the Zoo for... More