Connecting people to our taonga to inspire kaitiakitanga.


Hamilton Zoo  is part of Te Kaaroro Nature Precinct along with Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, the Observatory and the Everyday Eatery.

Nowhere in New Zealand or the world can you experience exotic animals and native flora and fauna in such a close urban setting. 


Hamilton Zoo is the ideal destination for a memorable day out, home to native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings.

Come and take a stroll through New Zealand’s largest walk-through aviary dedicated to native birds, including cheeky kaka who may land close by.  


Hamilton Zoo is committed to the conservation of animals and the environment by participating in various conservation and research projects, and by contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species.