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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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  • On arrival we were greeted by a lovely staff member who gave us directions on which way to go. With grandson in toe we went on our way. Was an enjoyable morning lots of animals to see. Grandson enjoye...  more »
  • Have been to Hamilton Zoo a couple of times before never disappoints, went this time with visiting family and they were impressed at size of compounds and that the animals had lots of room and plenty ...  more »
  • I've been to quite a few Zoos all over the world, Hamilton Zoo is by far one of the more spacious Zoos i've visited. The enclosures were massive (compared to Tokyo Ueno Zoo...) and the animals appeare...  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.