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“Make sure you arrive at opening and spend a whole day there”
Review of Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo
Ranked #12 of 246 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world! See our website for entry prices and to plan your visit. If you have accessibility needs, you can find more visitor information online: https://wellingtonzoo.com/plan-your-visit/visitor-information/
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is awesome. We were able to pre purchase our tickets online and put in our community service card/student i.d to get discounted entry. Well worth doing to get the saving. I recommend getting there as the zoo opens, because then you can have the full day joining in on all the various keeper talks and feeding times. The zoo is well laid out with plenty of stops and play areas a long the way. The vet centre is pretty interesting as you can watch a procedure being done on an animal that they have rescued. The animals all seem really well looked after and happy with obviously good relationships with their keepers.. The zoo itself is well maintained. It is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs although a certain level of fitness is required as most of the zoo is on the hill. You will be really tired afterwards. Lots of interesting animals to see, and themed areas. You can go through "Aussie" and pat the wallabys that are free range on the path. Plenty of photo opportunitys. A few rare animals at the zoo which is always exciting. Parking is free around the zoo. If you want to eat there avoid MOJO at the front, and stick to the eatery in the middle of the zoo instead by all means.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Spent a lovely afternoon at the zoo while visiting Wellington. All animals looked very healthy. Easy to walk around the zoo and each exhibit was easy to view. Fascinating to be able to watch the vets working through the glass windows. Very clean and a great environment for all the animals.

Thank atholmes
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was probably the smallest zoo we've ever visited (size wise) but it certainly packed in a lot to see! It didn't feel as though anything major was missing and it was quick to get around.

It was cool to see the sun bears, which we didn't even know where there.

Thank FrancesC1467
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Finally made it to the Zoo after living in Wellington for a few years! It's actually quite close to Newtown, so it's so easy to catch a bus up there.
We were both pleasantly surprised by how relaxed and "in nature" it felt, with spacious enclosures and heaps of animals to see. A highlight was definitely seeing a few Kiwi birds, and also getting up close to the cheetahs and giraffes.
It's well worth the visit, and is small enough to get around in 2-3 hours if you didn't have too much time.

Thank aemilson
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I liked the zoo it was a good location and all. But the half hourly talks were not good all we heard about was the animal and then never saw the animal. We saw some animals really up close which was really cool. I would recommend to anyone who was capable at walking long distances and up hill. But over all I liked it!

Thank liv_monkman
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