Hours and location
Hours: 9:30am - 4pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
The zoo is closed from Thursday 18 March to Sunday 21 March 2021 due to the Crowded House concert.
Address: 30 Brooklands Park Drive
There is plenty of parking near the zoo, including two mobility spaces. You can also get to Brooklands Zoo by walking through Pukekura Park.
The zoo has wheelchair and pushchair access. There is a playground (with a sunshade in the summer), picnic tables and toilets. If you would like to visit with a group please make a booking so we can make sure the zoo does not get too busy.
Food at the Zoo
You are welcome to bring your own food to the zoo. Please do not feed the animals as they have special diets and eating other food can be harmful to their health.
The Wonky Cone
The Wonky Cone serves delicious real-fruit ice cream (served in a waffle cone), gourmet coffee from Incafé and an array of teas from Friday to Monday, weather permitting. More details are on their Facebook page.
Become a Kiwi Guardian
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 (tip: if you're having trouble finding it have a look on the map). On it you'll find a special code word. Enter the code on the Kiwi Guardians website to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure. Put the medal on your backpack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had!
We love having people visit our zoo but we have a few rules to make sure the animals and the public stay safe and the zoo is a great environment for everyone to enjoy.
- No balloons, straws or party decorations may be taken into the zoo grounds (as they could get into the animal habitats and the animals could choke on them if swallowed. We also use the zoo for grazing our farm animals when the zoo is closed).
- Feeding of the animals; including picking flowers or plants, is strictly prohibited. All the zoo animals are fed a well balanced specialist diet and feeding any other foods can be harmful to their health.
- Barriers, gates and fences must not be opened or climbed over for the safety of the public and the animals.
- Indoor picnics are not permitted in the farmyard barn nor are barbecues anywhere in the zoo grounds.
- Smoking is not permitted within the zoo grounds.
- No dogs or pets are permitted within the zoo grounds except for handlers accompanied by their fully trained and certified disability assist dog during public visiting hours subject to the handler pre-booking a visiting time. Disability assist dog means a dog certified by a recognised organisation (as listed in Schedule 5 of the Dog Control Act 1996). Access to the free-flight aviary and the farmyard areas are not permitted. Please advise us in advance if you wish to visit with a disability assist dog.
- Any rubbish generated during your visit must be removed from the zoo grounds on your departure or placed in the rubbish bins provided.
- Keeper talks and/or tours are limited to groups no larger than 20 people. Multiple groups can receive talks or tours at the same time on different topics depending on keeper availability.