Brooklands Zoo

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Brooklands Zoo is a FREE, family focused zoo which is home to a diverse variety of species including farmyard animals, reptiles and amphibians, meerkats, Bolivian squirrel monkeys, capuchins and cotton-top tamarins as well as a selection of colourful birds housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary. We have more than 113,000 visitors annually and look forward to seeing you!

    LocationBrooklands Drive, New Plymouth or walk from the city centre through Pukekura Park.
    Hours: 9.30am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day).


    Alert Level 2 Update:

    Brooklands Zoo will reopen to visitors on Thursday, 9 September under the safe working rules for Delta Alert Level 2.  

    There will be changes to the way we operate as we continue to Play it Safe:

    Our opening hours remain unchanged from 9.30am to 4pm.

    • Visitors to our zoo must scan or sign in, wear a mask and keep 2 metres social distancing.
    • We’ll manage visitor numbers so we can stick to the social distancing rules
    • Thanks in advance for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe.
    • One-way entrance and exit areas are in place including around some of our animal habitats.
    • Public programmes such as Keeper Talks, the barn building and our free-flight aviary remain closed.
    • We’re asking everyone to keep at least 2 metres from people you don’t know.
    • Additional barrier fencing is in place as some of our animals may be susceptible to human viruses – thanks for keeping your distance and helping them stay healthy.
    • You should stay at home if you’re feeling unwell.
    • The Wonky Cone will be reopening for limited hours on certain days – keep up to date through their Facebook page.