Home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is the destination for a memorable day out.

Featuring the largest free-flight aviary in New Zealand dedicated to native birds and plants, there’s always something new to explore. Connect with the animals up close and learn more about their counterparts in the wild and how you can make a difference to their survival.

Hamilton zoo plays an important role in connecting people with nature and conservation, providing fun experiences that inform and educate visitors, and participate in breeding programmes for endangered species, as well as undertaking conservation and research projects and rehabilitation for our precious native animals.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$26 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$12 (Child, 14 and under))


Business Hours
9.30am-4.30pm, final admission 3.30pm
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
25km to Hamilton Airport.
Proximity To Coach Terminal
Proximity To Town
12 Minutes from Hamilton City


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