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Brooklands Zoo

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Address: 30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-759 6060
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Brooklands Zoo is a FREE, family focused zoo which is home to a variety of...

Brooklands Zoo is a FREE, family focused zoo which is home to a variety of farmyard animals, amphibians, reptiles, oriental small-clawed otters, meerkats, a brolga, Bolivian squirrel monkeys and both capuchin and cotton-top tamarin monkeys, as well as a selection of exotic parrots housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary.

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A Place for All the Family

Brooklands Zoo is a fully enclosed site, where small children can view an interesting collection of animals, and, observed by their parents can play safely play on the playground... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Diane B
New Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brooklands Zoo is a fully enclosed site, where small children can view an interesting collection of animals, and, observed by their parents can play safely play on the playground equipment. Picnic tables, toilets within the site, shady trees relax under, but close enough to monitor their play, all make it an ideal place to stimulate your child's mind and let... More 

Thank Diane B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely family friendly walk up to the zoo from the lower parks, to find a great playground in the zoo grounds. Free entry (there is a donation box if you choose to leave some money) Really enjoyed it.

Thank Angela H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a quick visit Lots of families walking, looking and enjoying the animals and setting. Great playground, lots of shade and a few animals to view. Not a huge or extensive display but kids would enjoy

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit & lucky for us we arrived just when it's feeding time!! Friendly & knowledgeable keeper was happy to answer questions from onlookers. Well-kept & clean enclosures, animals looked happy & healthy. There is no entry fees/charge, so please donate (box at entrance) if you can. Lovely place for young & old.

Thank Carol S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family friendly FREE zoo. The best thing about it is the animals are close enough for small children to see. Monkeys are unobstructed through glass window. The free flight cage for the birds is fascinating, especially when watching them feed. I went there after a recent rainfall which had obviously woken them up, they were extremely active... More 

Thank Samantha210
Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reviewed this as part of Pukekura Park & Brooklands as we went to the (free) zoo as we wandered through the park. Good for children as well. A small however interesting range of animals all of which looked well cared for in natural looking habitats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I came to visit the Zoo Animals i hadn't been here in many years so it was such a wonderful experience to relive. We came at feeding time on Saturday so we got to see the Otters and Meercats getting their Lunch. And the little monkeys are so adorable. Definitely highly recommened to couples, Familys. Theres seating areas... More 

Thank Amy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you want to take your kids to a great playground and zoo you will love Brookland Zoo situated in New Plymouths attractive Brooklands Park. Cute little monkeys, Meercats , Otters, wild pigs, rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chickens,lamas, goats a donkey, walk through bird aviary, an indoor area with insects on display and a cheeky Parrot named Charie that will talk... More 

Thank Mike L
New Plymouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My daughter in law took my husband and I to Brooklands Zoo with our then 16 months old grandson. He thought it was great and loved the animals and birds and monkeys especially the chickens as he has got some at home!He played on the playground with the things that were appropriate for his age. My husband,his Poppa took him... More 

Thank GlendaNewPlymouth
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Small zoo, but a great free activity. Especially for small children with it's playground in the middle as well. Can get up close to lots of the animals. Nice aviary you can walk through. Have been here a few times and will return with our kids

Thank rf80808

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