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Wellington Zoo

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Address: 200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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+64 4-381 6755
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for...

Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!

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Well worth a visit

It's a smaller zoo, quite hilly so pace yourself, amazing for children and beautifully presented and kept. The enclosures are amazing for small animals but still think larger... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a smaller zoo, quite hilly so pace yourself, amazing for children and beautifully presented and kept. The enclosures are amazing for small animals but still think larger ones like lion, chimps and giraffe in particular need to frolic freely unrestrained. But saying that, they did have big well planned enclosures and besides the tiger, appeared unstressed. I did see... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue for a wedding - loved the location. Blue Carrot catering did a magnificent job of the food and we loved hanging with the animals - especially the giraffes. Well done Wellington Zoo!!

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Thank SPACESids
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had half a day before our ferry and decided to visit a zoo in New Zealand. I am very glad we decided to as the zoo was lovely. Really clean and well layed out they really looked like they cared for the animals and their welfare. There wasn't that much parking but once we found a spot it was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you haven't seen a wildlife in a long time and have some spare day with nothing to do then surely visit this place. also, a must visit place with kids to rejuvenate yourself with your childhood memories

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Timaru, New Zealand
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Weather was great so was nice to visit the zoo and see the animals with our family. Thought the signage could have been a bit better to direct you through. I know you are given a map but nice when arrows direct you to the best route.

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North Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a great day out at the zoo amongst all the parents & grandparents, and holiday clubs trying to keep the kids entertained during the holidays (I'm a solo traveler). Being a cooler day there were some animals that didn't want to show their face which was a bit disappointing. the Kiwi exhibit was excellent and I stood watching... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not really a fan of animals in captivity but the animals here seem to have great areas to roam around. Some amazing areas to walk where the animals a free to roam around you, kids as well as big kids will love being so close. Be warned the zoo has some nightmarish hills and they could be difficult... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

been going to wellington zoo since i was a child. always changing, great eco area. lots for children and adults to do.

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Thank MelHart8213
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a Zoo Encounter with the red pandas - magical experience. You sit and wait for them to come to you and eat the offered fruit out of your hands. Keeper told us all about the conservation efforts etc. Enjoyed being able to see the animals from many angles - above and at the same level. Zoo is perched on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to wellington zoo as part of a end of year school excursion. The kids had an amazong time not only enjoying looking at all the animals but also interacting with all the other interactive learning and play obstacles available so they got to learn and have fun at the same time which was great. Only a couple of issues,... More 

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