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Wellington Zoo

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Address: 200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-381 6755
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09:30 - 17:00
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Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for...

Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!

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OMG the kiwis!!!

Along with a great number of beautiful animals, the scenery really takes you out of the day to day life and transports you in the animal kingdom.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Along with a great number of beautiful animals, the scenery really takes you out of the day to day life and transports you in the animal kingdom.

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Thank Silvia H
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No amount of praise is high enough for the Red Panda Close Encounter experience. My teenagers (2) had an amazing time holding and feeding two red panda. The keeper was very warm and generous with her time, information, and ensuring people had great photos on their devices. Can't wait to Encounter one of the other animals: Meerkat, Giraffe, Lemur, Lion,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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273 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perhaps I have visited too many other zoos locally and internationally, or I am still reflecting on the considerable downsizing of animal varieties that were present some years previously, when I last visited. Whatever, the Wellington Zoo appeared to offer nothing more substantial than a small private zoo might offer, other than an observable animal hospital (which appears to get... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of animals, interesting facts written on signage and zoo well set out. Loved the giraffes - got amazing photos really close up. Monkeys put on quite a show and otters cute as. Looking forward to another visit with maybe more time to spend here. Highly recommend this especially people with children.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to the Zoo....not only for myself, but as a parent sharing a wonderful activity with my children. Every time I come to Wellington Zoo, there is always something different to see and interact with. We love it!

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to have a personal encounter with cheetahs at $150 per person. I was a little disappointed that the cheetahs were more interested in the keeper than us. And unfortunately I didn't get a look in with them as there was another person with us who was sat nearer to the keeper. Really would have liked a photo with... More 

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Thank Jill S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been to Wellington zoo. It is not to far from town you can get bus. This zoo is on hillside so need flat walking shoes and water. You can take packed lunch if your that way inclined. What I liked about this zoo as you can get quite close to animals. You also can feed some of... More 

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Christchurch,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took Master Seven and Miss Five on a half day visit, which gave us plenty of time to view all of the enclosures and enjoy a wonder lunch at one of the onsite cafes. Half way through our visit, the heavens opened, but this only added to our experience as most of the shelters were visible from the walkways, so... More 

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Thank JandRD
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good zoo with excellent choice of animals for all ages. You can also visit the Vet area to see how they look after the animals,Assess by bus or vehicle transport, approx 15-20mins from Wellington city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last visited Wellington Zoo about 5 years ago and was quite disappointed. Many of the cages were empty and it was looking run down. I decided though to take my niece and nephew a few weeks back and what an improvement. We all really enjoyed it and some great improvements have been made. I'll be back soon.

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