A picnic in the wild: Award-winning Hamilton motel Argent Motor Lodge recommends a trip to the Hamilton Zoo for a fun day out this summer.
Hello, 2019! With the beginning of January, we’re right in the middle of a glorious summer. Award-winning motel Argent Motor Lodge recommends a trip to the Hamilton Zoo with friends or family for a fun day before the end of school holidays.
More than 600 native and exotic wildlife reside in the spectacular Hamilton Zoo. This popular tourist attraction is comprised of magnificent pathways, lush native bushes & trees, peaceful surroundings, and huge enclosures full of fascinating animals.
“Visiting the Hamilton Zoo must be on the to-do list for all local residents and anyone travelling in the Waikato this summer,” says Argent Motor Lodge owner Graeme Hunt. “I always recommend it to my guests at Argent and I’ve heard some great stories from their visits. Especially the kids, they absolutely love it!”
Only a short 12-minute drive away from Argent Motor Lodge, the iconic Hamilton Zoo is located on Brymer Road on the western outskirts of the city. The zoo welcomes hundreds of visitors everyday (except Christmas) from 9.30am to 4.30pm for people to enjoy a close encounter with fascinating animals in a safe environment. It’s the ultimate bond between man and wildlife.
There’s a variety of exciting activities on offer ranging from a tour along New Zealand’s largest walk-through aviary containing 16 species of native birds, to going on a ‘Face2Face’ encounter with the magnificent lemurs and southern white rhinoceros. Don’t miss the expert zookeepers feeding the animals and sharing their wealth of knowledge about wildlife.
“One of the best things about the Hamilton Zoo is their dedication towards the conservation of animals and the environment,” explains Graeme.
For example, 10% of the ‘Face2Face’ encounter fees go towards helping endangered animals in the wild. Not only this, but the Hamilton Zoo actively participates in numerous conservation and research projects for the betterment of wildlife.
Thanks to the Hamilton Zoo, the jungle isn’t far from home. Pack your picnic basket, throw on a comfortable pair of shoes, and bring along your loved ones for an unforgettable experience this summer.
About Argent Motor Lodge:
Based in Hamilton, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge is right next door to the Waikato Hospital and close to Braemar Hospital as well as being only a few minutes’ drive to the City Centre, cycle trails and the world-famous Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom apartments to family apartments, with wheelchair-accessible facilities available upon request.
Contact Argent Motor Lodge:
Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-843 9912
Reservation Free phone: 0800 275 676
Phone: 0274 587 724