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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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“red panda” (65 reviews)
“close encounter” (44 reviews)
“sun bear” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-381 6755
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been here before and that went well. But this time it was an extremely hot day and it seemed the animals were also feeling it! Not that it’s the fault of the Zoo, but not much to see this time, so was a bit...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

an excellent facility clean efficient and well run We really enjoyed the interactive displays and the children loved every minute Thanks Wellington council a credit to you

Thank Jatbowelly B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoy a lovely stroll through the zoo. See the red pandas and the chimpanzees all while listening to the lions roaring loudly from their enclosure. Family fav on a sunny day.

Thank TinaG9876
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family party of 12 all loved our day at the zoo...ranging in age from 18 months to 60 years .The design of the zoo is amazing, with the animals grouped in their countries of origin. To enhance this they have an African village, an...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love the environment. It's a beautiful zoo, lovely to walk through, tidy, attractive, clean, great displays...

Thank lrnz7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the absolute best time at the Wellington Zoo. It's very spacious and didn't feel crowded and offered lots of shade for a hot day. A great variety of animals from lemurs to lions to kiwis. The best was the close encounter meerkat experience...More

Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo with a two year old. The zoo was well set out with lots of helpful signs and a map was handed to us when we arrived. It was a hot day but we appreciated the plantings around the paths and there...More

Thank V2902SYrebeccaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little zoo. They run various animal talk through out the day - very informative and enjoyable. Kids totally loved it too! Very educational for them as well. Zoo staff so passionate about their talk & what they do.

Thank 865cathy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to to zoo to meet the Red Pandas, we were not disappointed and most of the time was discussing how to smuggle one home! The ranger was fabulous, knowledgeable, and could answer any question. Fabulous day, the rest of the Zoo was wonderfully...More

Thank TaniaOtago
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great zoo with variety of animals including farm animals, local animals, and the "big" ones like bears, tigers, and giraffe!

Thank solsen1
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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