What a fun place for a family day out! The grounds are incredibly clean, spacious and well-maintained, there’s a huge variety of animals (we saw everything from red pandas to giraffes), and there’s a decent range of facilities - a cafe, an ice cream stand, plenty of toilets and places to fill up water bottles, and even brand new prams available for hire for $5. Their prices were also super reasonable, too. We’ll be back!
I find that the hamilton zoo is more intimate than the auckland one. Not as big, but its great because you dont spend all day walking around looking at all the attractions and animals. Plenty of stops and seats around the zoo to rest them legs, and a good cafe onsite but it is a tad expensive.
Really enjoy our local zoo, animals are great, enclosures are awesome, zoo keepers are friendly. Staff at the front desk are rude and un-welcoming, they need to do a course in customer service. Very rude on the way in and worse when we left. Told us that there was lots of negotiating going on with our daughter as she wanted a toy, we could have snatched the toy off her and made a scene but we are not like that, we would rather leave in peace.
Fantastic selection of animals
Loved seeing rhinos
Easy to get around with prams
They provided a wheelchair for our family member that requires one and they had prams for hire too
The gift store was a bit disappointing though as not much to choose from as souvenirs
Dated but unique with its layout. Animals seem happy , loved the tiger and giraffes. ....the venue has a generic cafe and provides a great scienic path to relax and also take family photos' s. Loved the Drive and it close to Base Mall must see as a day out ...watch out for specials on Grabone
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