Hamilton Zoo, Hamilton

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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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  • I was somewhat surprised at the small size of many of the cages and animal compounds, in view of the large, open spaces surrounding Hamilton, but there is no mistaking the good intent and warmth of th...  more »
  • We drove there, plenty of parking available. We went here on a wet day - but it did brighten up as the girl at the front desk said it would!! A lovely welcoming smile from the girl at the ticket count...  more »
  • Went with all our grandchildren and children. Lots to see. Heard wonderful talk on giraffes and grandchildren sat and listened. Ranged from 3 to 8. Loved the giraffes. Had wonderful conversation with ...  more »
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  • Fantastic Zoo! Feels more like a huge green park with animals roaming in there. I enjoyed seeing rhinos ×6. Birds sanctuary made me feel relaxed and peaceful. Also wild pigs eating acorns...made my day! Highly recommended. Plan at least 2.5 to 3 hours for your visit. Bring your picnic. Come closer to closing time as less people and animals are more active towards the evening time.
  • Very cool. Perfect size for a half day trip. Some of the animal encounters are up close and they let you feed the giraffes, kids gonna love it! Perfect for a family outing on a nice sunny day.
  • Absolutely loved it!! Took my girlfriend and her 2 children. We did the Face2face Lemur encounter, which I can't speak highly enough of. Absolutely brilliant! We were at the Zoo just over 3 hours. Great value for money.
  • Hamilton Zoo is small yet beautifully spread out. The staff were very helpful and the talks were informative. Sadly on our visit a lot of the enclosures were being cleaned which meant we weren't able to observe the animals in a calmer state.
  • Great place to visit. This would be an excellent place to bring young kids. All the animals are very fascinating. Very cheap entertainment. Rhino's and Red Pandas are very cool. I recommend B.Y.O food because the on site cafe is a little bit expensive.

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