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Hamilton Zoo

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Closes in 14 min: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A lovely day out

We love the Hamilton Zoo. It's a lovely pram friendly walk around all the animals. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philippa M
via mobile
Great Experiences

Feed the red pandas and the Lemurs, meet the Rhino. Amazing experiences at the Hamilton Zoo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shellie M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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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
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Hamilton
from US$ 249.60
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love the Hamilton Zoo. It's a lovely pram friendly walk around all the animals. The staff are friendly and there is heaps of free animal talks too.. we got to hand feed a giraffe which was really neat. There is also a nice cafe...More

Thank Philippa M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Feed the red pandas and the Lemurs, meet the Rhino. Amazing experiences at the Hamilton Zoo. Awesome team of keepers. A wonderful way to spend a few hours, with plenty to see. Lots of fun to do over and over again.

Thank Shellie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is great. Very easy to navigate around the zoo. The playground for kids was great and heaps of places to sit and relax along the way. Very peaceful. Great selection of animals to see and adore. Very tidy. I liked this one better...More

Thank Emmamaeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get around with great access ways all over the zoo. Good cross section of animals, plenty enough to keep the family engaged and interested for hours on end. Good picnic area to lunch at also.

Thank makomihi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. After a visit to a local bakery we ate our lunch out on one of the lawn areas. Very clean and enjoyable day out with young children. Very enjoyable.

Thank nolygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful zoo that obviously respects its animals. The grounds are immense and well kept. The animals are displayed in open range-type environments as much as possible. My daughter booked a "Booked Encounter" for the lemurs online for the family to go into...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful caring environment for the zoo animals. The variety of animals is a wonder to the uninitiated and a must for all to see the zoo

Thank Hone T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to spend a half a day or more withthe kids. No crowds and plenty of opportunity to do a close up encounter with the animals.

Thank Wattrenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is on the outskirts of the city, set in a lovely valley. I especially enjoyed the keeper talks. You can see both New Zealand and exotic species here. As the zoo covers a large area, you'll want to go on a nice day.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with a not so good weather but the place is even more pretty like that. A lot of animals that you won’t see in every zoo and the workers there are cool and helpful!

Thank Grégoire P
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23 August 2018|
Response from barefootlouise | Reviewed this property |
Early morning when they open, then you can see the feeding schedule for the day and it’s not so warm
25 February 2018|
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Response from dianne b | Reviewed this property |
don't think so but there are picnic areas around the zoo
20 February 2015|
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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