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Hamilton Zoo, Hamilton

(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Hamilton travel itinerary maker to visit Hamilton Zoo on your trip to Hamilton, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We met up with another family of friends and all told there were 9 of us to see the sights. It was the best zoo trip ever as it seemed that every enclosure we visited, the animals were out and frolick...  more »
  • We had a great time viewing the animals here. Unlike some zoos that make it too easy for animals to hide from view, this zoo has a great balance. Lovely walkways, good pram access and picnic areas. 
  • My children have not been to a zoo (that they can remember) so we were keen to check this out. My family has often remarked this zoo is much better than Auckland and Wellington zoo, but I can't commen...  more »
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  • Lovely place to spend a morning / afternoon. There's heaps to see and there are frequent feedings, talks, and info sessions. All of the staff are helpful and informative. The cafe is quite decent, with a good range of choices in food and drink, and there is always plenty of parking.
  • Love this zoo. It's clean, well presented, and the animals all look happy. It's well designed for families and smaller children which is a big plus.
  • Easy to navigate makes it hard to miss any enclosure, very tame and amusing animals and priced good too. I would go back just to visit the bird enclosure again.
  • Wonderfull Zoo with a great layout system so that you can easily get around and see all the animals.
  • For me, the best zoo that I've seen. Nice place for families. I really recommend the Face 2 Face experience.