Where to eat

Picnic

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.

Mojo Zoo

Mojo Zoo 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. Choose from delicious counter snacks, or order from the menu for a full meal. All chicken, pork, and egg products at Mojo Zoo are free-farmed.

The Grazing Post

The Grazing Post  is located in the centre of the Zoo, and is the go-to stop for nutritious food and drink options. You’ll find  fresh, wholesome ingredients and a delicious range of food including sushi, sandwiches, veggie quesadillas, hummus platters and Island Bay brat and bun.

Zoo Shop

Sustainable choices

In our Zoo Shop, we've sourced a range of beautiful sustainable and local products so you know that you're making great choices. 

Soft toys

Our beautiful collection of soft toys mean you can remember your favourite animal long after your visit. 

Unique gifts

We've collaborated with designers to create products unique to Wellington Zoo. From tote bags to gift cards and posters, there's something for everyone. 

Services and facilities

Toilets and Parent Rooms

You can find toilets and accessible toilets throughout the Zoo, as well as parent rooms with baby-changing facilities and breast-feeding facilities. 

Recycling

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!

Pushchairs

You can hire a pushchair when you visit the Zoo to help your young ones enjoy their day. They’re just $10 to hire, with a $10 bond (which we’ll give you back when you return it). 

Accessibility

Caregivers

Caregivers of disabled persons are given complimentary entry to the Zoo upon presentation of suitable supporting documentation or identification.

Mobility parking

We have four designated mobility car parks in the Newtown Park car park right next to the Zoo, and one right outside Mojo Zoo.

Wheelchairs

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

Please contact us if you would like to bring an assistance dog with you. We just need to make sure that they have been fully vaccinated before you arrive. 

Accessibility Report

The Zoo received a Gold rating from Be.Accessible in 2017. You can find the full report here

Accessibility Map

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.