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Wellington Zoo

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200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
04 381 6755
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome upgrades since we were last here... great experience. Loved watching the apes and chimps and we actually saw the lions up close! Giraffes are georgeous... and even the farm area was worth a visit. The kids area is great, and like how they provide...More

Thank Rina067
Reviewed 4 days ago

a prison for animals, the poor things look bored and need more room like a large paddock for the wild cats and giraffes. i was expecting so much more but it is just a zoo. on the plus side the penguins that need less room...More

2  Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic and i learn/have a new experience every time i go. The staff at the talks are always to give you time for silly questions and getting interaction with the animals. I could probably quite happily spend the entire day just sitting...More

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended to visit Wellington Zoo by friends and were not disappointed. The family entrance fee of $69 we felt was great value for a truly world class attraction. Yes, the zoo is small and doesn't have a vast array of exotic animals...More

Thank glutenfreef00die
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! The close encounter experiences are a must, you'd never regret it. You get the feeling here that the staff really care about their work.

Thank Ftloi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small , Pettit zoo to roam my kids never grow tired of visiting we’ve had family passes for almost ten years and it’s changed so much during that time. Good options have improved and animal encounters are great

Thank Bexter28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this little zoo. Great place to fill in a morning or afternoon. Staff are friendly and informative. Most exhibits are very modern and up to date.

Thank Petitepiwakawaka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only liken this to being somewhat of a cross between Willowbank and Orana Park in Christchurch. There were nicely tended grounds, with well laid out pathways. The enclosures for the animals were artfully decorated new the viewing areas and overall it was a...More

Thank JineteNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Rome .... or so the saying goes. Another tourist attraction to visit while on our visit to Wellington. I was very worried about the hills - who decided Wellington was where we should go on holiday??? I had heard that the zoo was...More

Thank nessybear1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Wellington zoo, and the great kid friendly zoo map and signs that empower our kids to find their way around. Our family favourites are the giraffes, chimpanzees, and Australian section. The main cafe at the entrance has great coffee, which is a bonus....More

Thank Tindust
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29 September 2016|
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Response from RachaelBNZ | Reviewed this property |
No, Wellington Zoo doesn't have hedgehogs on display. Hedgehogs can be seen from time to time around our house in Dunedin.
27 October 2015|
Response from Bob and Di H | Reviewed this property |
The answer is no they don't, and it would be quite a challenge for someone to have to push a wheelchair Mobility is clearly a fault with his Zoo, and something needs to be done about it. The zoo is on quite steep terrain and... More
27 October 2015|
Response from WellingtonZooNZ | Property representative |
Hi Chrissy. We don’t have a mobility scooter on site, but you can hire one for free from the nearby Newtown New World - give them a call on 04 389 7015 to make a booking. Alternatively we have wheelchairs at the Zoo for... More