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Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 124 Gray Rd, Whangarei 0185, New Zealand (Formerly Zion Wildlife Gardens)
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+64 9-435 0110

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If you are planning to be in the area, it's a great trip

I've posted a review on my website. Stephen Coppinger, with some images. It's a good trip and worth doing.

Reviewed November 22, 2016
Stephen C
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 22, 2016

I've posted a review on my website. Stephen Coppinger, with some images. It's a good trip and worth doing.

Thank Stephen C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

As of 28 Sept this attraction is closed until April 2017. This is such a pity it is not open, however it has obviously been poorly managed over recent years with bankruptcy proceedings etc etc

8 Thank RayCMS
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

We visited some time ago. The animal collection is impressive, but the highlight was paying a little extra to spend time playing with and feeding 3 white tiger cubs, An experience of a lifetime!

1 Thank Rattles
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The park was not open when we visited. Not sure when or if it will reopen. Check before driving out there.

5 Thank Kylie_1994
Whangarei, New Zealand
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

This was a good place to visit. You have to go on a feeding tour as that is more interactive. The place has been closed for over a year now but when it opens would go again

Thank deena88
London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I had heard so much about this park and even though I battle with reserves/ zoo if the animals are living out their lives in comfort it would be good to support. I travelled to the two hours from Auckland for this park and it was closed and has been for a year according to locals. So not sure how... More 

12 Thank lulusailorgirl
Ruakaka, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit. The man who accompanied us was very knowledgable about the cats and educated us well. There was a good variety of cats. I got my tickets on a special but I think it is worth paying the full price for the experience

3 Thank lauraT3795FQ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Firstly, a positive note - the staff were OK and tour was organised. I have always wanted to visit this park. I thought, great, here is a park where it's not like a zoo, and the lions and tigers get to roam around free and happy. Unfortunately this is not the case. It is so sad and heartbreaking to see... More 

14 Thank lowehel
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been a fan of ZWP for year, watching the Lion Man repeats on British TV so I was extremely excited about this and it lived up to my expectations. I paid $60.00 on a GrabOne Voucher (normal cost $80.00 - Make sure you get the GrabOne's early as they sell out fast) and went for the Enrichment Tour... More 

3 Thank indytraveller2009
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2014

I took my young Grandson to this..the tour we did was the feeding tour...very impresive and exciting for Dan. Very well run, felt very safe and a much better experience than seeing Lions in the Zoo. Lion man was happy to have photos taken with the children, and he is what makes it so good. Well worth a visit..

1 Thank Jewel F

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