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Hamilton Zoo

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Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great way to spend a day just watch out for the monkeys

Great fun walking around with a wide range of animals. Loved the pigs, giraffes, and meercats. Just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Lovely Green Zoo.

Lovely zoo. Lots of great areas for their animals who all looked well cared for. Very green. All... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Adelaide, Australia
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun walking around with a wide range of animals. Loved the pigs, giraffes, and meercats. Just watch out for the monkeys, we couldn't believe what they did with their dung!!!

Thank HelenYorke
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Hamilton Zoo was/is full of nice caring staff and they seem too look after their animals, some of the enclosures look a bit small for some of their animals but I think that's just me and my love for animals. Because obviously I would rather...More

Thank Sera C
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Lovely zoo. Lots of great areas for their animals who all looked well cared for. Very green. All staff very friendly.

Thank JoHebditch
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The zoo is quite small as zoos go but the animals have plenty of space and are obviously well-looked after. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. You can get a map to help find your way around but remember to hand it back before you...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

As far as zoos go, this one is not bad. However, some of the paths are certainly NOT pram friendly, which is surprising as most of their business must be families! Apart from that, there is quite a lot to see, although most of the...More

Thank xrae10
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Plenty to see an do with the kids. We have an annual pass and the girls love going Everytime. Well establish walk ways which are pram friendly. Great playground to motivate the kids to get a move along. The only negative is it would be...More

Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Having visited many zoos around the world, I thought I would give Hamilton zoo a try whilst staying nearby. A bit of a disappointment. Hardly any of the animals were out. There were many occasions of the wrong animals being in the enclosures. The ponies...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our visit was on a quiet Sunday afternoon so thankfully we were not rushed by the flow of other visitors. All the animal cages and sites were well maintained and appeared clean. It is possible to get quite close to some of the animals -...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A wonderful example of creating a great zoo of animals with some measure of threatening of extinction.. A good variety of species and always well worth a visit. Have visited many times over the years with school and family groups. One of Hamilton's main attractions....More

Thank judyosborne23
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovely well maintained clean and tidy zoo with a wide variety of animals that were clearly lovely and looked after

Thank sturodney
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Ducky P
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Response from dianne b | Reviewed this property |
don't think so but there are picnic areas around the zoo
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Response from StaycationersNZ | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with all those comments. Twoish hours. Mind you twenty minutes with a kaka parrot on your shoulder sniffing your perfume on your neck, under your chin and down your shirt front just can't be missed. It also... More