Hamilton Zoo's aim is to be recognized as a conservation zoo and as such it participates in the Australasian Species Management Programmes, which include breeding programs for endangered species. The zoo currently has more than 550 New Zealand and exotic animals housed in the open air and in natural habitats wherever possible. The park covers 35 hectares and has extensive collections of native trees and shrubs as well as the largest aviary in the Southern Hemisphere. Snacks and light lunches are available at the cleverly named 'Moa's Ark Café'.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM