Amazon World

About 36 minutes from park

A close up image of a Meerkat's face.


Watery Lane Newchurch Nr, Sandown PO36 0LX

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About Amazon World

Set among rolling green countryside on the Isle of Wight, Amazon World is a world away from this tranquil corner of England. This incredible zoo is home to some of the world’s rarest and most endangered creatures, many of which you won’t find in other zoos around the country and even across Europe. As you travel around the park, you’ll learn all about rainforest habitats and the importance of conservation work. Derek Curtis founded the zoo after seeing the destruction of natural habitats on a trip to South America, with the aim to provide shelter for endangered species and educate the public as to what they can do to protect these spectacular animals in the wild.  

What animals are there to see at Amazon World?

There are just shy of 100 different species to meet at Amazon World Isle of Wight. Some you may want to keep an eye out for include:  

  • Brazilian tapir
  • Capybara
  • Chilean rose tarantula
  • Giant anteater
  • Greater flamingo
  • Green iguana
  • Honduran curly hair tarantula
  • Ocelot
  • Red panda
  • Royal python
  • Slender-tailed meerkat
  • Slow loris
  • Yellow armadillo

Plus lots more!

How to get to Amazon World

Amazon World is located a little in land from the island’s south east coast, in open countryside beside the villages of Winford and Newchurch. If you’re travelling to the zoo from Newport and Cowes you’ll be best taking the A3056 road, while those coming from Ryde will follow Ashey Road until it ends at The Downs Road, before taking a left along Knighton Lane towards the zoo. As for public transport options, the number 8 bus stops immediately outside Amazon World, following a largely coastal route that connects Newport, Sandown and Ryde. Meanwhile, there’s no railway station in the immediate vicinity of the zoo, however you could always get off at Lake Station which is an hours’ walk or 10 minutes in a taxi from the zoo.

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