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Brooklands Zoo

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30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 5320
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Great for kids

Playground surrounded by the animals. Bring a picnic or ice cream. Very family friendly. See to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
th59916
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New Zealand
Great for the family for a few hours!

Awesome playground and great little space for kids of all ages. We were on holiday and found this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MelbLady
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Melbourne
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“farm animals” (29 reviews)
“coffee cart” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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+64 6-759 5320
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"farm animals"
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"great playground"
in 23 reviews
"coffee cart"
in 15 reviews
"bird aviary"
in 8 reviews
"pukekura park"
in 43 reviews
"donation box"
in 6 reviews
"big playground"
in 5 reviews
"free flight aviary"
in 7 reviews
"squirrel monkeys"
in 4 reviews
"guinea pigs"
in 6 reviews
"small animals"
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"picnic area"
in 8 reviews
"run around"
in 6 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 8 reviews
"free entry"
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"play ground"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Playground surrounded by the animals. Bring a picnic or ice cream. Very family friendly. See to watch the kids

Thank th59916
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome playground and great little space for kids of all ages. We were on holiday and found this cute gem.

Thank MelbLady
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic little zoo right in town and it's free, but they welcome donations. The staff were super helpful and very knowledgeable. With a playground in center is great for small children, very safe area for them to run around. Saying that an adult daughter...More

Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brooklands Zoo is definitely worth a visit on a day when you're checking out the park. Admission to the Zoo is free so it's good if you're on the lookout for an inexpensive day trip. While the zoo itself is small and you won't find...More

Thank m-earley3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals and birds are delightful and the playground just wonderful for the littlies. Safe and enclosed it is very popular with locals and visitors alike.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here before leaving New Plymouth and pleased we did. Nice little zoo. Free! Can get close to the animals and very clean and tidy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the park and decided to stop in to the zoo. It is small zoo but has some very interesting animals. Several types of monkey and a bird aviary. Really nice place.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Really loved this small cute zoo. The otter was really entertaining. i think it's beautiful that the New Plymouth Council have these kind of activities for their community especially being free. I imagine locals will consider the animals family being that they can see them...More

Thank Mercedes F
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We love this zoo and visit all the time with the kids. Its such a jewel in the crown of new plymouth. Lots of different areas to keep the kids interested and then afterwards you can always grab an ice cream at Pukikura Park.

Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank carllin87
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