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“Nice place to spend a couple of hours.”
Review of Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo
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$33.84*
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Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
Ranked #8 of 240 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The zoo is in the city, it is well set-out and the animals seem cared for. It was disappointing that the shag/cormorant was not what was on the sign. This may be educating folks to think that they saw one bird when it is another. I liked the otters and the penguin best.

Thank Dianne P
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

A small ZOO that could be so much better by taking over a larger area of the hill. The idea of the ZOO is awesome and you get tot see the KIWI bird...if you are lucky. I think the ZOO could use some more government money.

1  Thank czechpunk
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Perhaps we are spoilt for amazing zoos in Australia but I was really disappointed with this one. Very few animals & what seemed like a lot of empty enclosures. Poorly signed. Over priced. Went especially to see the Kiwi & didn't see it at all

1  Thank ladyoflux
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

I visited Wellington zoo yesterday (Sept 13) with my 17 yr old daughter. We had a really nice time. Very hilly, but to be expected in Wellington and it is a compact zoo. Animals weren't really up to much, most just lazing in the sun. Some animals were alone, so it was quite apparent they were lonely. But upon asking the zookeeper there were reasons why each animal was alone. It's a fantastic zoo for the little ones and there were a lot of kindergarten groups there. I recommend this to young families.

Thank HayleyV854
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

There was allot more to see here than I was expecting. Wellington Zoo is quite small, but surprisingly well laid out with spacious, nicely designed and interesting enclosures.
There are lots of conservation activities taking place; with sun bears in SE Asia, for example, and plenty of attention to wildlife native to New Zealand, including a Kaka breeding programme. A great balance of international and local species, plenty to entertain children and a very friendly environment. We also ate at Mojo, the Zoo cafe, and the service, food and coffees were good.

Thank Lifesnorkel
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