Brooklands Zoo, New Plymouth

4.7
#2 of 15 in Outdoors in New Plymouth
Get up close to a range of native and exotic species at Brooklands Zoo, a well-managed and family-focused zoo. With farmyard animals, otters, meerkats, and even Bolivian squirrel monkeys, visitors are treated to great views of the abundant mammalian life that has its home here. A walk-through aviary offers new perspectives on New Zealand's avian life, while the daily feeding of the Capuchin monkeys provides an educational form of entertainment. A playground and numerous picnic tables make the zoo a comfortable space for the whole family to explore at their own pace. To visit Brooklands Zoo and other attractions in New Plymouth, use our New Plymouth online holiday planner .
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  • There are a couple of enclosures with monkeys, parrots, alpacas and pigs with chickens. M.b. interesting only to children.
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  • Small zoo with good playground and plenty of spots to picnic. Easy access from the zoo to the park. Fun place to meet family.  more »
  • Loved this little family orientated Zoo. Kids enjoyed the free fly enclosure were bird litteraly came and sat on your arm. A lot of info on the types of animals they have to.  more »
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  • For a free-admission zoo, this is a nail little zoo that my two-year old enjoyed it.
  • Great place for kids, and free! How in the world? This area really makes for a fun day for the family.
  • It is a small zoo, there are monkeys, farm animals, otters and birds, if you want to go to a proper zoo in Taranaki, go to Pouakai zoo
  • Fantastic little zoo with a great playground as well. Spend an hour or so, longer with a play. Otters, monkeys, birds, reptiles, farm animals.
  • Awesome free zoo to take the kids. Well maintained and toilet facilities avaliable

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