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Wellington Zoo, Wellington

4.3
#3 of 56 in Parks in Wellington
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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From the country's trademark kiwis to rare Sumatran tigers and sun bears, get close to species from the four corners of the world at Wellington Zoo. The oldest institution of its kind in New Zealand, the zoo has over a century-long tradition in the housing and preservation of animals. Today, the zoo plays home to over 100 different species, including insects, birds, fish, reptiles, and mammals. Numerous interactive programs let you pet a cheetah, feed a lion, play with meerkats, or even spend the night. Snacks, drinks, and refreshments are available on site, and all the facilities are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Put Wellington Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Wellington sightseeing planning tool.
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  • Would have to be the worst zoo visit we’ve ever experienced. Couldn’t see animals in most of the enclosures. Half way through all we’d seen was a boring looking money, a couple of sheep, and two... 
    Would have to be the worst zoo visit we’ve ever experienced. Couldn’t see animals in most of the enclosures. Half way through all we’d seen was a boring looking money, a couple of sheep, and two...  more »
  • This has to be the worst zoo I’ve been to. A lot of enclosures we couldn’t see any animals in there including the lion and tigers. We went to Auckland zoo while in the north island and was amazing... 
    This has to be the worst zoo I’ve been to. A lot of enclosures we couldn’t see any animals in there including the lion and tigers. We went to Auckland zoo while in the north island and was amazing...  more »
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  • A delightful Zoo with lots to see and do for small kids and big ones too. Lovely restaurant Rex with good choice of healthy food. Can see the zoo is well loved by staff too. Even if it’s blowing a northerly. Still well sheltered. Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • We had a wonderful day at the zoo. It was a little bit rainy but i guess it kept the school holiday crowds away. We were greeted by the gibbons morning call which was awesome to see. All of the staff were wonderful especially keeper Jacob that we saw at multiple keeper talks through out the day. The enclosures were well maintained and designed. The signage was amazing and really showed how much they value all of the animals welfare.

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