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Brooklands Zoo

#4 of 60 things to do in New Plymouth Features Animals
30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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cute friendly zoo

Lovely place to take your kids, its free, there is some lovely farm animals and a small playground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great little Zoo!

I loved the Brooklands Zoo. The grounds were clean and beautiful and the animals had clean and well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to take your kids, its free, there is some lovely farm animals and a small playground, kids run around freely, it was a good way for our kids to burn some energy and pat some farm animals right in the middle of town

Thank GeoffandJo62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the Brooklands Zoo. The grounds were clean and beautiful and the animals had clean and well sized enclosures. They didn't keep any large animals (e.g. lion, tiger, zebra, etc.) which was great to see! A very family friendly space with lots of information...More

Thank Hippylove14
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A top class attraction not far from the centre of the City. Many things to look at and has all the written signs and information needed. The staff we encountered were very helpful and keen to be of assistance. Has a good car park but...More

Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Took our grandchildren on Sunday what a great time they had lots of things to see and do. Such fun. Great place for all ages and it's free.

Thank moemoea1250
Reviewed 9 June 2017

A lovely little zoo with small animals such as monkeys, pigs, birds, guinea pigs, lamas, etc. You can walk through the aviary, climb stairs to look down on the monkeys, etc. You can't pat most of the animals and there are warning signs for the...More

Thank white0nes
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Cool spot for families, but very confusing about where the animals are, as no maps. Expected other animals as the sign said "kids see if you can spot animals like these" and had photos of giraffes etc, which aren't there...free tho, so if you have...More

Thank BryceandKelly
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Free entry, although donations are encouraged. Great place for kids, and big kids like myself. We loved the meerkats and monkeys.

Thank Rebekah S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Small zoo in lovely surroundings. Nice intimate space to spend time watching meerkats, monkeys & birds & other animals in their habitats. Meerkats the highlight - just adorable to watch up close. Great way for a family on a budget to take the children to...More

Thank Gabrielle B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Small free zoo, small monkeys, parrots, guinea pigs, pigs is all I can remember from my trip, wouldn't go again

Reviewed 23 May 2017

A very small animal park but it is free. The children ( and some parents ) will love it. Includes a playground and hands on experience with some of the animals. Surrounded by lovely gardens. Enjoyed the walk through aviary in particular. Highly recommended.

Thank Trickydicky795
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