Hamilton Zoo, Hamilton

4.5
#1 of 12 in Outdoors in Hamilton
Marvel at a range of animals from around the world at Hamilton Zoo, one of the region's largest parks of its kind. Home to more than 400 individual animals representing over 90 species, the zoo boasts fan-favorite creatures like red pandas, lemurs, and Sumatran tigers. Wander the extensive grounds and its array of themed exhibits, where you can view chimpanzees, reptiles, rainforest residents, and local wetland creatures in their recreated natural habitats. Don't miss seeing the rare kunekune, a friendly pig species native to the country. Check out the website for information regarding keeper talks, special events, and group bookings. Plan to visit Hamilton Zoo during your Hamilton vacation using our convenient Hamilton online sightseeing planner .
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  • Allow at least half a day to see everything. There is a lot of walking along pathways to view animals and birds  more »
  • Gone with my niece kids enjoyed a lot in this Zoo really awesome really a great place to enjoy. My niece are not coming out from this place,  more »
  • Hamilton zoo is well kept and the animals look fairly healthy (except those from Africa!) Generally average zoo that provides adequate entertainment for young kids  more »
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  • okay so me and my grandma have been about 20 times now and i cant wait to go back. Its a nice clean safe place for all the animals and people. I will hope everyone can go. it not to big so you forget what the first animal was but not small. and maybe stairing at the bob cat for like a half is a bit long. you can easy get round it in like 2 hours if racing but it takes us like 5. I feel like the animals have good size pens bigger then most zoos
  • Hired a push chair for our little man. Nan and Poppa came and we had a great family afternoon out. Will have plenty of photos and stories to remind him and chat over in the future. Thanks!
  • We were super lucky to see not only animals but the cherry trees planted in the zoo. Very busy on a weekend so can be tricky to find a parking. But overall it's a great experience on a sunny day!
  • Really beautiful zoo, well laid out, loads to see and do, zoo staff are lovely and are more than happy to chat about all the creatures big and small. Cafe could use some more variety and healthy snacks though. Huge kids playground, a must do if you are in Hamilton
  • Spent about 3 hrs there with my 8 yr old girl. Love the animals. They are quite special and different from what we saw in the Auckland zoo. Love the space and scenery in the zoo. Highly recommended

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