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Brooklands Zoo

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Address: Brooklands Park drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-759 6060
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Brooklands Zoo is a FREE, family focused zoo which is home to a variety of...

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.

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Fun and coffee at the zoo

This zoo has a lovely ambience and is very family friendly. The coffee was good too. The animals all seem happy and well cared for, it is a great place to take children.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This zoo has a lovely ambience and is very family friendly. The coffee was good too. The animals all seem happy and well cared for, it is a great place to take children.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to relax and know that your children are safe. This lovely little Zoo is an awesome place for young families with littlies. It is has a great play ground and animals to see. A huge walk through bird enclosure and cute spider monkeys and cotton tops and other monkeys. The staff are friendly and the whole place... More 

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Thank lindafearnley7
Waikanae, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Several families were sharing the place with us, good photos opportunities at the walk-in aviary and great views of monkeys. Meerkats dig by using both front paws at the same time, you will be fascinated to know.

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Muscat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The zoo is quite small but friendly. We had supplied some boxes and things for the meerkats to play on and popped in to see if they were being used.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoy taking my GRANKIDS to the zoo. The enclosures life has the older ones searching for animals and the birds. The staff on hand are very informative and helpful. I like finding the mobile coffee on hand too. The grounds and playground are great for kids. Mostly a very safe ENVIROMENT.

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Thank henry h
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Brooklands Zoo has always been a favourite spot to pause in the middle of New Plymouth. It remains consistently well looked after and has enough variety of animals (that might not change a lot) to remain intrigued. Even by your favourites! :-)

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Thank healthy1nz
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a real gem in Pukekura park's crown. Great place to take the little one's, where they can burn off some steam in the playground and have fun seeing the animals, and it's free.

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Thank Rachel1278
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ideal for all ages and a chance to treat with the animals. The children love it. Lovely spot for a picnic as well. Children's play park.

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Thank Stylee5206
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A beautiful little zoo with a great playground and lawn area for picnics. Fabulous place for young children to have picnic birthday parties etc. nice barn and farm animal area.

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Thank debrag114
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting for all ages really - we are retired and enjoyed a very pleasant hour wandering around the zoo - well set out with lots of interest

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