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Wellington Zoo

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200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-381 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
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Reviewed yesterday

The Otters we definitely a highlight could have watched them for hours. The neighbours section with the Australian animals was a big surprise, they have emus, and wallabies and kangaroos just wandering about around you, the signs and jokes in this area were very funny...More

Thank ali9615
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK so it's a zoo and in the city with a wide variety of animals. Reasonably priced and easy to get to, take a bus to Newtown.

Thank iamrhys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly we were disappointed with our visit. Lack.of parking at the very start. Feel we paid $72 for nothing. Poorly kept enclosures and dirty untidy grounds. We hadn't visited for over 15yrs but it has certainly down graded. Would not go back.

Thank 41Bronwyn59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the zoo ready for fluff, cuteness and big teeth and was pretty much shocked out of that by the entry price. Expectation were high from this point. Firstly....the tiger walked out into its enclosure picked up lunch and hid where nobody could see...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not expensive , a beauty , lot of local animals , the scenery in in the nature , a total natural site .Very interesting and a beauty. Things to know , parking is difficult to find , you may have to turn around for a...More

Thank F-Sylvain T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the zoo today. First time since I was a kid and first time to Wellington zoo. Was amazed with the experience and the staff were friendly and helpful. Learnt alot about a few animals too. Saw so much and was happy with the...More

Thank tellitasitis012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four visitors from Christchurch spent a very nice couple of hours here. The tiger was sleepy but the lions and giraffes were more ‘on show.’ The capybara were a surprise ... like huge guinea pigs! Fairly pricey but a good experience.

Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The zoo is very nice, decent size. It was very tidy and clean which made the experience better. There's a good range of animals and especially loved the kiwis and sheep! Staff were all very friendly and would definitely go back again.

Thank llu395
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Nice zoo. Small . More animals please. Friendly staff. Bit of uphill climbing. Places to have picnic.

Thank jafairoh
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The zoo has improved a lot since i last went many many years ago. A lot more enclosures and different animals to see. Lots of information. The animals look happy which is good to see. Love the Meerkats, will be back to visit them again

Thank James M
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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