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Wellington Zoo

#7 of 235 things to do in Wellington Features Animals
200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-381 6755
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Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-381 6755
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Miss 9 loves a day out at the zoo. The walk around is pleasant but hilly. The information talks are really informative and aimed at young people with a chance for questions too.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very well managed small zoo with great exibits and I'm sure the kids will absolutely love it. Reasonably priced entrance fee and some decent eating and watering holes for those sunny days.. if you get one 😋

Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After many years of seeing animals as distant specs, often hidden behind dense foliage, it was wonderful to get up close with the critters. Practically head butted a tiger through glass, stroked an emu, and actually saw red pandas playing. (The Hamilton ones seem much...More

Thank PGRDab
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were about 32 of us, 21 children ranging from 5-13, several leaders and adults from the River Valley Girl Guiding NZ group. We had the opportunity to look around the zoo at night, sleep over and then revisit in the morning. The lions, monkeys,...More

Thank Shayne P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this zoo! Everything is so open and well thought out! The animals seem happy and I couldn't believe how close you can get to some of them. The staff are so friendly and all of the zoo keepers are approachable and happy to talk...More

Thank cfkendall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I joined as a zoo crew member after last time I visited the zoo as membership for a year cheap option if you visit more than twice a year. I went early in the morning and a lot of staff zoo keepers around who were...More

Thank Dudley44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids love this place. Great walking tracks around and looks of interactive info. The monkeys are the best.

Thank Fleur N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the zoo at least once a year usually with family and grandchildren but you don't need kids to enjoy this well presented zoo. Some of our family would go monthly and always enjoy it.

Thank lynette953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely little zoo, not massive but great for a morning out. the weather was beautiful when we went so the animals were all out to be seen, they have a lovely little Kiwi enclosure. Very good informative staff and the whole zoo was...More

Thank BEA818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always like to visit a zoo and Wellington did not disappoint. It's not a big zoo so we only spent 3 hours looking around. The most exciting part for us was The Nest. It's the area where the zoo vets work and there's a big...More

Thank eph9
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Questions & Answers
29 September 2016|
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Response from RachaelBNZ | Reviewed this property |
No, Wellington Zoo doesn't have hedgehogs on display. Hedgehogs can be seen from time to time around our house in Dunedin.
27 October 2015|
Response from Bob and Di H | Reviewed this property |
The answer is no they don't, and it would be quite a challenge for someone to have to push a wheelchair Mobility is clearly a fault with his Zoo, and something needs to be done about it. The zoo is on quite steep terrain and... More
27 October 2015|
Response from WellingtonZooNZ | Property representative |
Hi Chrissy. We don’t have a mobility scooter on site, but you can hire one for free from the nearby Newtown New World - give them a call on 04 389 7015 to make a booking. Alternatively we have wheelchairs at the Zoo for... More