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Visiting Hamilton Zoo

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Lions lounge, giraffe graze, and rhinoceros roam freely on a large ground. The Hamilton Zoo draws the attention of the tourists with its eye-catching flora and exotic fauna. Recognised by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums, it contributes to the conservation, protection, and preservation of the natural habitat. Sumatran Tigers, African painted Dogs, Guinea fowl, metro Pelicans, Ostriches, Buffalos, black Rhinoceroses, and Cheetahs roam freely within the vast and sumptuous ground of the zoo.

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A day at Hamilton Zoo

A day at Hamilton Zoo



Hamilton zoo is famous for its exotic variety of wildlife creatures. It features more than five hundred animals and two hundred bird species. The 'Parrot Court' exhibits South American, Indonesian and Australian parrots including Princess Parakeets, Sun Conures, and Moluccan Cockatoos. The largest free flight aviaries of the Southern Hemisphere, the 'Free Flight Sanctuary' homes multiple New Zealand native birds. Spread in an area of two hectares, the 'Chimpanzee Exhibit' is popular for the chimpanzee troop of the zoo. Two African painted dogs captivates the vision of millions of visitors.

Animal Care Center

Animal Care Center

Hamilton Zoo consists of animal care centers which protects, conserves and preserves the endangered species of wildlife.

Other Activities

Other Activities

The park allows you the experience of animal encounters. Have you dreamt of getting close to a rhinoceros or feeding a lion for its breakfast? Then this place is perfect for you to visit. It takes you to a Safari tour for two and a half hours highlighting the powerful and savage creatures of the park. The zoo allows one person of eighteen plus at a time to interact and observe the wild activities keenly. The fantastic sights of Sumatran Tigers, African painted Dogs, Guinea fowl, and other wild creatures take the breath of the viewers. The Aqua-marine attraction is an educational site offering a fantastic view of the pool where Sea Lions, seals, and other water lives get to relax, play, swim and enjoy a sunbath in the summers. The 'Birds of Prey Centre' exhibits the tremendous astonishing fly of birds from 11:00 am onwards. It displays the wild and scary hawks, eagles, parrots, kites, falcons, vultures, and owls.

Restaurants and Takeaways

Restaurants and Takeaways

Hamilton Zoo serves delicious appetizers through its appealing cafes and tempting restaurants. It offers its traditional fast food to the latest cooked dishes. The four hours slow roasted chilly chicken and smokey grilled bacons brings water to the mouth of the visitors. The food spots are famous for its new menu along with existing fresh salads and bespoke sandwiches. You can enjoy the tasty dishes by sitting inside the restaurant area or can take away. The large variety of exotic flavors wins the millions of hearts.

Hamilton Zoo Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for Hamilton Zoo through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Pre-book to avoid disappointment

How To Get Around?

Explore on foot the majestic scenic beauty and astonishing enclosure with full enthusiast and zest.

What Should I Wear?

Pack the apparels which suit your mood and choice. You can prefer a neutral colour clothing which perfectly matches with the bottoms, accessories, and footwear. You can also prefer shiny, vibrant and bright colours. Sometimes, icy winds make you feel cold. Dark jeans and pants with camisole and button-down shirts will look fantabulous. Wear comfortable shoes and stylish sandals. Carry plenty of winter outfits and warm clothes for December and January months. In addition to these, you can also pack an umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, a scarf and a sling bag for keeping essentials. Carry sanitizers, tissues, and personal care products with you.

Hamilton Zoo Facts

Best Time to Visit

The visiting hours of Hamilton Zoo is between 9:30 am to 4:30 pm throughout the year. However, September to May is the best time to explore the city. These months offer a soothing climate with fascinating scenic beauty and blooming greenery.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

Hamilton offers multiple modes for getting into it. Hamilton Airport is the main gateway with several of domestic airlines. Fly with any of the flights which suit best to you. It takes less than half an hour to reach the zoological park. The city is famous for its high-speed trains connecting the majority southern hemisphere cities. Tranz Scenic welcomes various rails from its neighboring countries. You can also grab the bus for the economic trip. However, the best way to get around the city is by taxis and cabs. Prefer to hire a taxi or self-driven vehicles for leisure tour. Avoid using the car in tourist hot spots, especially on weekends. Hamilton provides rental bikes in expansive bike lanes across the city. Moreover, it is easy to explore the nearby attraction on foot.

Additional Info

Hamilton Zoo is the fantabulous destination spot to explore. It offers plenty of events and activities with full zest and zeal. Avoid visiting the park during school holidays. The park prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Do not feed the animals without permission. Disturbing, teasing or harming the wildlife is a punishable offence. You are not allow to carry food items in the zoological park. Keep your bags and luggage at the baggage counter. Carry sanitizers, tissues, and personal care products with you. Take care of your valuables and belongings. Avoid carrying too much cash and carry a credit or debit card instead.

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