Hamilton Zoo

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

Boasting the largest walk-through aviary in New Zealand dedicated to native birds and plants, take a stroll through and a cheeky kaka may land close by. Catch a 'Meet the Keeper' talk highlighting the characters and personalities of our animals, their feeding and enrichment (daily schedule can be found at hamiltonzoo.co.nz/experiences/keeper-talks/​)

Besides being a tourism and recreation park, Hamilton Zoo is committed to the conservation of animals and the environment by participating in various conservation and research projects, and by contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species.

Stop for a bite to eat at the Hungry Morepork Cafe, or dine al fresco at one of the Zoo's scenic picnic areas. 

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday (closed Christmas Day)

9.30am-4.30pm (last admission at 3.30pm)​

Admission Prices

Current prices can be found on the Hamilt​on Zoo website ​

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Zoo or online (valid for 12 months from date of purchase)


Additional information

As well as the on-site cafe the zoo provides the following:

  • Car parking​​
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Barbecue hire ($15 for two hours)
  • Mobility scooter hire ($15 for two hours - bookings recommended)
  • Wheelchair hire ($10 for two hours - bookings recommended)
  • Pram / stroller hire ($10 for mountain buggy style)

Visit the Hamilton Zo​o webs​ite for more details.​​
Page reviewed: 03 Mar 2021 8:44am