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Wellington Zoo

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Address: 200 Daniell Street | Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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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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Good Zoo, definatly worth going

Our main attraction in Wellington was to come to the zoo. We were not disappointed, it may not be one of the best zoo's in the world but definitely worth spending a few hours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Southport, Australia
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our main attraction in Wellington was to come to the zoo. We were not disappointed, it may not be one of the best zoo's in the world but definitely worth spending a few hours here. I didn't get a chance as I had a toddler in toe but it would be worth getting a one on one encounter experience with... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wellington Zoo is home to different animals.Besides seeing lions,tigers,bears,giraffes and the kiwi of course and also other animals,you can watch vets at work saving native wildlife.Perhaps meet some of the amazing tuataras right up close.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the animals were rare on Sunday. We saw very few. I appreciate that zoo's cost a fortune to run and have to be animal friendly but there is little point going if most of the animals are hidden away. Comparing Auckland entry to Wellington entry Wellington's entry price is exorbitant. While we were told that the lions were not... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I found myself here by chance and was lucky enough to go on a guided tour. There's a nice mix of local animal residents and more exotic types. A little bit of narrative from staff is good though - being someone who is a little sceptical about zoos I found it helpful to be able to ask questions about the... More 

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

A very good Zoo. Animals are happy and usually very easy to see. The zoo keepers are very friendly. A few animals are out in the open with us including the kangaroos. A cafe in the main entrance area and a little cafe in the Zoo itself.

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Thank evilmatinator
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a great day out whether it be 2 people or a family then definately head here. We spent 5 hours in here last week and loved it. Great enclosures and lovely habitats for the different species they have there. The chimpanzees were so entertaining. They also do talks throughout the day at different enclosures. Great value for... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You'll love the setting, the layout, the design, the information, and the variety of animals. The zoo sits in a forested area of Wellington, only 3kms from the city centre and has a wonderful variety of animals. The emu walking around in the Australian setting is a hoot (and I love the "Neighbours" theme!) Well done Wellington.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of animals native and not to New Zealand, wasn't many that we didn't see up close. Saw Kiwis scurrying around in their enclosure, otters swimming in the sun, giraffes, tigers, lions, kangaroos, birds, ostriches, emu, a great day out. As the zoo is on the side of the hill, as reasonable level of fitness is required, although if not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been over 30 years since my last visit. The Zoo has kept up with the times, with the enclosures more open and natural settings. My timid 2 year old loved petting the docile wallabies and wandering emu

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo has a lot of animals, and they all have decent amounts of space to live. It is not the biggest zoo, so you can see everything in 2-3 hours, but make sure you see the feedings, they are very informative. Feeding times are spread throughout the day, so it is hard to see everything if you don't want... More 

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