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!

Location: Brooklands Drive, New Plymouth or walk from the city centre through Pukekura Park.

Hours: 9.30am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day).

Please note the zoo is closed to visitors on the dates below due to the following concerts:

  • LAB - Friday 8 January to Sunday 10 January 2021
  • Synthony - Friday 22 January to Sunday 24 January 2021
  • Six60 - Thursday 28 January to Sunday 31 January 2021
  • Crowded House - Thursday 18 March to Sunday 21 March 2021

Facilities: Wheelchair and pushchair access, playground (with a sun shade during the summer months), toilets and picnic tables. 

Book a tour with one of our keepers by contacting us on 06-759 6060 or

Toyota Kiwi Guardians programme

We are part of the Toyota Kiwi Guardians programme, an activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures.

Download the Brooklands Zoo adventure map and check out what you can do.

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get to the zoo. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Fill in the form on the Kiwi Guardians website with the code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure. Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had!

On-site ice cream and coffee

The Wonky Cone has delicious real-fruit ice cream (served in a yummy waffle cone), gourmet coffee from Incafe and an array of teas – the Irish banter is free.

Open weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. More details are on their Facebook page.