You’re welcome to bring your own food and snacks to enjoy during your day at the Zoo. There are picnic tables throughout the Zoo for when you need a moment to rest and refuel. There are a few water fountains in the Zoo, but it pays to bring a water bottle with you.
REX tremendous is right by the Zoo entrance, and serves great coffee so you can get your caffeine hit for the day, as well as a wide range of tasty food and drinks. Choose from delicious counter snacks, or order from the menu for a full meal.
banana bar is located in the centre of the Zoo, and is the go-to stop for a quick bite to eat while you’re exploring the Zoo. You’ll find a range of hot foods such as home-made pizza, doughnuts, and chips. banana bar also has a range of drink options and snacks, perfect for all tastes!
In our Zoo Shop, we've sourced a range of beautiful sustainable and local products so you know that you're making great choices.
From cuddly plushies of your favourite animals, to unique souvenirs, the Zoo Shop is your one-stop destination for all things animal-inspired.
Now, you can experience the magic of the Zoo from the comfort of your home, with our Online Zoo Shop.
You can find toilets and accessible toilets throughout the Zoo, as well as parent rooms with baby-changing facilities and breast-feeding facilities.
Keep an eye out for our recycling bins throughout the Zoo, and help us help the environment by choosing the right bin for your rubbish!
You can hire a pushchair when you visit the Zoo to help your young ones enjoy their day. Pushchair hire is $20 for the day, with a refund of $10 if the pushchair is returned in good condition.
Caregivers of disabled persons are given complimentary entry to the Zoo upon presentation of suitable supporting documentation or identification.
We have four designated mobility car parks in the Newtown Park car park right next to the Zoo, and one right outside the REX tremendous cafe at the entrance.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge – just ask our friendly Visitor Advisors when you arrive. There are toilets with wheelchair access throughout the Zoo. The Zoo is on a hill, and our Visitor Advisors can show you which pathways are more accessible.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the Zoo but must have proof of vaccination and please be aware there are some areas not available to visit. Please contact us for more information.
Be.Lab renewed our Gold Accessibility rating in 2022. This certification is awarded in recognition of Wellington Zoo providing an accessible and safe space for all visitors. Learn more here.
This map highlights the steep gradients around the Zoo so you can see which pathways are more accessible.
You can print this out and bring along with you, or we'll have a copy for you when you arrive.