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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 4 days ago

It is a nice zoo with a collection of creatures from New Zealand, Australia, Africa etc. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wellington is really interactive and busy...the first Zoo we've been too where the animals are actually awake and also visible not sure if that was due to the time. Parking can be a hassle but if you don't mind walking then there's no problem, enjoyable...More

Thank Samisoni T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped down to make the most of the Winter Wednesday promotion they were running, and hadn't been for years. Clean, and well designed park, with lots of really interesting Animals, Birds and Plants. Great written captions on the enclosures to learn a bit about what...More

Thank NewZealandishome
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this zoo 6 years ago and found it quite depressing. This time however the environment was hugely improved with lots interesting little buildings, signage and things to do. The enclosures were large and some newly updated. The zoo offers several close animal encounters...More

Thank bianca5699
Reviewed 6 days ago

All the staff were fantastic but especially the lady with purple/blue hair who was absolutely wonderful with her talks about the different animals. Thank you so much.

Thank Janeen1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Kids loved it and (so did grand dad just quietly) Starting to show its age in places but still a nice day out and great company with the family

Thank ActionHero47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorillas are always my favorite. Lots of walking and I am very unfit but I handled it. Animals appear happy enough and the zoo and cages were very clean and tidy. Good variety of animals.

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was relatively quiet and we were lucky to see the animals up close (behind the safety barriers) especially the tiger that was pacing back and forwards behind the glass just a few inches from our heads - our grandson was really thrilled. This felt...More

Thank wpwGlasgow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, I forgot Wellington is all on hills. Felt very sorry for the animals not having flat ground, especially the cheetahs. Food outlets are minimal and not very good. Take food with you. We took the bus from town which was very good.

Thank hematite007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animals are clearly well looked after with great sized enclosures but well set up and positioned so that you can see them still from multiple angles/sides of enclosures. We did the Cheetah experience for a belated birthday present and it was amazing. They are...More

Thank JBella12
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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