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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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Lovely to see in real life!

Great to see what weve only seen on the TV! A lovely zoo, very different as you can get quite "close up"! Brilliant when kangaroos jumped out in front of us in the Australia... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sandwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to see what weve only seen on the TV! A lovely zoo, very different as you can get quite "close up"! Brilliant when kangaroos jumped out in front of us in the Australia section. We will be back.

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Thank WhiteRoseSandwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wellington zoo is always a great place to visit.. beautiful selection of animals and shows. The close encounters and great, though particularly expensive. The zoo staff often during talks will mention climate change, deforestation and the environment, though serve meat and other products that do not seem all that environmentally friendly on their menu. Is everything checked for Palm oil?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to a few zoos around the world, a d u can honestly say Wellington is up there with the best. A little of thought has gone into designing the zoo and the character of Wellington really shines through. The enclosures are well designed, with lots of viewing space for my young kids. We saw each animal clearly and... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo on an extremely windy and very overcast day. While there isn't a massive range of animals, there are some interesting exhibits. It was great to see a kiwi and the chimps were entertaining. The staff and volunteers were helpful, enthusiastic and without exception very welcoming and friendly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hadn't been here for years. Really enjoyed taking our grandchildren. A lot of hard work has gone into our Zoo. Well worth a visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazing experience feeding 2 very cute and friendly red pandas. Highly recommended chance to get close to incredible animals. Zoo staff were wonderful. Proceeds from tickets go to protecting red pandas environment. Need to book ahead as they only offer 4 spots a day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great day to be had at Wellington Zoo, unfortunately we didn't get there early enough to see all the talks on the animals. Could do with doing a couple of talks for each animal throughout the day instead of one. Otherwise a great day out with the kids.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lucky with the sunny calm day. My nephews had a hard time pushing my wheel chair haha. But lucky we asked for one. Be ready to walk up well paved hills. But this Zoo is far better then Auckland Zoo. Very much recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decently priced zoo. Has native kiwi birds and lizards plus animals such as tigers, baboons, monkeys, kangaroos, Lot of animals were sleeping. Found the vet examination at the onsite vet clinic interesting and information. Parking was tricky during school holiday period.Cafe and gift shop were OK nothing fancy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I like about this Zoo is that it is clean, tidy and the animals look well loved. Wellington Zoo is quite a small zoo but enclosures have been upgraded exponentially so it is very aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and easy to see most the animals when they're out and about. They have done well with the space they... More 

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