Tuesday July 2

Hamilton Zoo

Come with us to Hamilton to visit the wonderful zoo, then have an afternoon shopping at the plethora of shops at The Base, Te Rapa.
The zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and has the only tapirs in New Zealand, the only fishing cats and the largest free-flight aviary in the country dedicated to native birds and plants. You will see exotic species like giraffes, zebras, chimpanzees, red pandas, lemurs and Sumatran tigers as well as farm animals like kune kune pigs and alpaca.

There are free daily Meet the Keeper talks &, for a special experience, you can go behind the scenes on a Face2Face encounter to meet southern white rhinos, cheetah, siamang gibbons or lemurs. Every visit is special, with breeding and baby animals at any time of the year.

Hamilton Zoo is committed to inspiring conservation action through participation in various projects and contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species such as the southern white rhino; once there were only 100 left in the world, now there are more than 20,000.

The Base Shopping Centre

After the zoo we will proceed to New Zealand's largest shopping centre, the award-winning Base, for you to have some retail therapy and or lunch.
The Base is the only hybrid shopping complex in NZ and is the home of Hoyts Flagship Cinema featuring the largest silver screen in the country.

Te Awa's striking architecture was designed in line with Waikato Tainui's cultural history, & is a part of what sets this International award-winning shopping centre apart from any other centre in Australasia.

It has Hamilton's largest selection of fashion and major brands including Farmers, Hamilton's largest Witchery, Dejcuba, Novo Shoes, Forever New and more.

With a huge selection of stores (over 190 at The Base) you can be sure of finding that special something you haven't been able to find elsewhere.



Transport: Adult - $35.00
Under 18 - $25.00

Zoo charges:

Adult. $26.00.

  • Child (3-15 years) $12.00.
  • Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) Two kids saves $5, Three kids saves $17, Four kids saves $29. $71.00.
  • Concession. Senior citizen 65+, Community Services Card holder, Student, (ID required on entry) $19.00.P

PHONE: (07 5441383 OR 0275224607 tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz