Wellington Zoo calls itself the “Best Little Zoo in the World,” and they just might be accurate. Having lived most of my life near large cities with somewhat famous zoos, I thought I had seen it all. Not so. The Wellington Zoo offers many surprises and is worth a visit. It’s one of the highlights of my recent Mother/Daughter 4-day adventure to Wellington with my younger teen.
For starters, we had perfect weather, warm and sunny, but neither too hot, nor too windy. The animals agreed, being active and playful. Maybe, like the rest of New Zealand, they were just celebrating our country’s earlier win over Australia in the Cricket World Cup.
Our visit is a story best told in photos. Here are a few of our favourites:
A Few Practical Tips for Visiting Wellington Zoo:
- It’s a small zoo, yet built on a hill, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
- If you have favourite animals you want to learn more about or want to feed the giraffes, be sure to check the daily schedule and plan your visit accordingly.
- We spent less than two hours at the zoo, saw all the animals and listened to one “zookeeper talk”.
- It’s an easy bus ride to the Wellington Zoo on either the number 10 or the 23 from Lambton Quay or Cuba Street in the city centre.
- For more information see the Zoos official website.
- When you’re done here, check out the wildlife at Zealandia.
What’s the last zoo you visited? Which of the animals on this page are new to you?
Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary entry. However, the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.