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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  • We had a blast here. So well run for being free entry. Small but great to spend time and have a picnic or an ice block on a summer's day.  more »
  • Where in the world can you go to a zoo that's free... only small but the kids enjoy seeing the animals. And there's an awesome park to play on... coffee cart for a drink while the kids play and look a...  more »
  • We met family with young kids great spot & it's free, great play ground, room to picnic & animals to look at. A fun time was had by all  more »
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  • It was fun and amazing, the coffee wasn't that great but over all it was very relaxing. My dad sister and I went on a 4 hours walk around it.
  • 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.

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