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“Well set out, easy to walk around.”
Review of Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo
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US$33.58*
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Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
Ranked #13 of 242 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 Frances C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was borderline but we decided to risk it. We weren’t disappointed! We were treated to feeding the giraffes (a highlight for 4YO daughter), watching the chimps be fed and seeing a great range of animals. Growing up in Wellington I’ve been many many times but not in the last 15 years. The facilities are clean modern and the animals appear happy. Only disappointment was not seeing the Sun Bears who we think had gone shopping, still we have a great reason to return!!

Thank BarneyRe
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