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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  • Went with my nephews to visit the Hamilton Zoo. Found it well laid out with a regular array of interesting spiels from the keepers & carers of the different species of animals. They exuded passion for...  more »
  • I love the zoo. Didn’t see many animals but it was a stinking hot day so I understand they take shelter from the heat. Nice friendly staff, zoo well maintained and clean.  more »
  • Lots of delightful animals to view in a beautiful environment. Keeper talks were really informative. Enjoyed learning more about rhinos and giraffe.  more »
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  • Must do while in Hamilton. This zoo is amazing and so well looked after. The animals look in good health and happy. My favourite place: The tiger encounter. It's just so peaceful. Very well done.
  • It was just a stop-over for us, driving to Auckland from Taupo. But, it turned out to be an amazing experience. Very good zoo, with very spacious enclosures for all the animals. Loved the Sumatran Tigers having a meat-ice-lolly, perfect treat on a hot summer day.
  • For a smaller zoo there was quite a lot to see. Love the shady, winding boardwalks and paths, making it manageable to walk around for a couple of hours even in hot weather. Don't have to be a kid to enjoy this place!
  • Today we took our 2 grand daughters to the zoo. A lot of people there as a fine day in the school holidays. It is a fantastic zoo with easy to walk paths and plenty of animals to see. So many wonderful birds as well. We'll worth the effort to drive from home in Te Aroha. We has lunch in the cafe and later an ice cream. Great service from the ladies there. A great experience at a great zoo!
  • Brilliant day out with the kids. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Heaps better than the Auckland zoo.

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