Wellington Zoo, Wellington

4.3
#2 of 57 in Parks in Wellington
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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  • Took my 3 grandson here at the start of a day visit to Wellington. Excited to start they rushed in. So much to see....they loved the live animals and each one had one favorite animal they liked more.....  more »
  • Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great so our visit couldn’t be long. But as it turns out Wellington Zoo is a perfect place to visit if you have half a day to fill and if you like zoos. Given a map.....  more »
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  • Good variety. Excellent place to bring the family for a day out. Admissions prices are reasonable for this type of attraction. Staff is super helpful. The park wasn’t congested when we went despite it being a day of exceptionally nice weather for Wellington. If you are visiting Wellington this is definitely one place that should be on your list.
  • Wellington Zoo in the suburb of Newtown is a great little zoo, fantastic for kids, and a big focus on animal welfare. There is lots of space for the animals to hide, and sometimes that means that you have to look hard to see them, if you can spot them at all. They also offer very popular close encounters with some of the animals, like the otters and red pandas, not cheap and should be booked in advance though.
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