Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals, featuring large enclosures, beautiful walkways and tranquil surroundings. Walk quietly through New Zealand’s largest walkthrough aviary housing 16 species of native birds and a cheeky kaka may land nearby. For an experience you’ll never forget, go behind the scenes on a Face2Face encounter to meet our lemurs, southern white rhinoceros, siamang or cheetah. Form that special bond the comes from meeting a wild animal up close and know that 10 percent of your encounter fee goes towards helping endangered animals in the wild. Catch free zoo keeper talks delivered by our passionate team and learn more about the characters and personalities of our animals, their feeding and enrichment. Bring a picnic and dine al fresco or stop by our café The Hungry Morepork for a delicious treat. Hamilton Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of animals and the environment through participation in various conservation and research projects, as well as contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species. Open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am to 5pm. Hamilton Zoo is the ideal destination for a memorable day out.