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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 4 days ago

This was a very nice place to visit in Wellington. The zoo has some nice enclosures where you can see kea's, little blue penguins, kiwi´s and lots of other animals. We visited on a weekday, and had most of the zoo to ourself, you can...More

Thank kasperfrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo in Wellington is quite small by international standards but it has a great variety of animals, and is compact enough for people with young families to make it round without complete exhaustion. The dens and displays are well thought out for the animals...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on an open day for tigers but found it no different to other days. Welly zoo is looking a bit tired with not a lot of variety in animals. A bit boring for adults. Rather expensive for what you got I thought but lovely...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a long time since last at the Wellington zoo and what an improvement. Well done, staff. While the tracks are steep in places they are well formed and easy to negotiate with a pushchair or wheelchair and a firm set of arms. In most...More

Thank Gavin6114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wellington Zoo is small but has a great range of animals that seem well cared for. I'm not sure this is the reason why, but the animals didn't seem to shun away or hate being near people - we got great views of a...More

Thank Nickie Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a great time in this zoo. it is huge and has lots of beautiful animals to see. The children got amazed with kiwis. We had a really good day!

Thank BrendonNewZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to see at Wellington zoo. They have all types of animals and they also have talks during the day to tell you a bit more about the animals. The chimpanzees even decided to do some adult business right in the middle...More

Thank luckys15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very exciting encounter with the kiwi birds. If you would like to see one, Wellington Zoo is the place to come. The kiwis are active and come up very close! They also have a variety of wildlife displays and interactive talks about each of the...More

Thank TravelAddix13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really good Zoo we saw almost all the animals we looked for . The Zoo is set out well with an easy to follow map and the viewing platforms for the animals mean you can pretty much see them wherever they are

Thank SRG0304
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable, even though it was chilly, we all enjoyed our visit to the Zoo. Possibly would be good to have a food station at top end of Zoo, as we did get quite thirsty, but had to wait until we got back down near...More

Thank rjmac2017
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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