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“great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo
Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

A great family day out...easy Zoo to walk around...Could do with a remote ice-cream/cold drinks stand at the picnic end of the park instead of a coin only vending machine - but they are getting a 3G smartphone/tap pay capible vending machine installed.

Visited January 2013
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Way To Spend An Afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is an amazing zoo with a large variety of animals; as good as or better than those in the main centres. It is easy to walk around and there are good viewing areas for seeing all the creatures. We went during the week, so there wasn't a huge crowd, but we had an amusing time assisting some Chinese tourists with little English as to where the tiger was " hiding. " To us it is well worth a second visit.

Visited February 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“much better than expected...”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best ZOO in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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