Visit the Brooklands Zoo outside New Plymouth
Visit the Brooklands Zoo outside New Plymouth

Visit the Brooklands Zoo outside New Plymouth

Bring along your family and friends and visit Brooklands Zoo for a free, exciting day out to see exotic mammals, reptiles, colourful birds, farmyard animals and much more! Add the Zoo to your stack now and get ready to meet some of your new furry friends!

Why should I visit the Brooklands Zoo?

Brooklands Zoo is home to a large variety of animal species including monkeys, meerkats, and many more! The zoo is run by a passionate team of zookeepers who regularly offer a range of activities for all visitors!

Brooklands Zoo is the only free zoo in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts a wide variety of animal species. At the Zoo, you will see farmyard animals, reptiles and amphibians, meerkats, squirrel monkeys, capuchins and cotton-top tamarins, as well as a selection of colourful birds that are housed inside a walk through free-flight aviary!

After meeting all of the incredible animals that call the Zoo their home, why not stay a little longer and let the little ones make the most out of the playground area and out=door areas! Feel free to bring along your picnic basket and pick your spot in the shade or visit the Wonky Cone for fresh coffee or some delicious ice cream!

The dedicated zookeepers at the Zoo, host talks twice a day during the weekends and school holidays so make sure to join in and hear some stories and facts about some of your favourite animals at the Zoo!

  • The zoo is open every day from 9.30 am to 4 pm
  • Toilets, disabled access and Cafe are all available at the Zoo
  • Free entry for all visitors

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