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Brooklands Zoo, New Plymouth

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#2 of 14 in Parks in New Plymouth
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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. Take a look at our New Plymouth vacation generator to schedule your visit to Brooklands Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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New Plymouth's waterfront offers the most pleasant accommodations in the city, with boutique hotels and welcoming bed and breakfasts, along with rental apartments. Also close to the water, RV parks provide an excellent choice for families and campers. Farther out of town, expect to find motels and campsites, conveniently accessed by car or local buses.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Free entry, although donations are encouraged. Great place for kids, and big kids like myself. We loved the meerkats and monkeys.  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