Holidays in Brooklands Zoo

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Brooklands Zoo showing cuddly or friendly animals

Spend some time at this delightful family-focused zoo, enjoy a picnic lunch in a welcoming setting and learn about animals from around the world.

Discover the joys of the animal kingdom at Brooklands Zoo, a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike. Aimed at families and staffed by friendly and dedicated zookeepers, it is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon. Mingle with many different species of colorful birds in the free-flight aviary, marvel at the bizarre behavior of the monkeys and get close to feathered and furry barnyard animals.

While the zoo is quite small, it has all the animals you need to keep children of all ages entertained for hours. Watch their eyes light up when they see the meerkats, alpacas, llamas and lizards. Get a 360-degree view of the playful otters via the boardwalk around their enclosure and admire the inquisitive and highly intelligent capuchin from the nearby viewing area. Let the kids take a break from the animals and use some energy on the large playground in the middle of the zoo.

Since opening in 1965, the zoo has maintained a focus on conservation, biodiversity and education. Learn with your children about the animals, their unique habitats and the zoo’s efforts to restore their natural environments and promote diverse ecosystems. Make a group booking in advance via New Plymouth’s tourism website to participate in educational zookeeper talks and short tours of the zoo.

Bring food with you and enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn or on the limited seating available, but make sure not to feed any of the animals. If you feel like enjoying more time outdoors after you have finished at the zoo, visit the Bowl of Brooklands, a unique outdoor venue in a natural grass amphitheater that is just a short walk away through Pukekura Park.

Brooklands Zoo is open daily and has no admission fee. Facilities include wheelchair and pushchair access, a playground and picnic tables. Walk here easily from New Plymouth’s city center through Pukekura Park.

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The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The price is AU$84 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Strandon, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fitzroy Beach, Centre City Shopping Centre and Wind Wand. TSB Showplace and Govett-Brewster ...
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"Great size tv with a comfortable room size. Good bath and shower and neat little toiletries. Good location to town and just a little bit of outside noise."

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The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
Plymouth International
Plymouth International
4 out of 5
220 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$95 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in New Plymouth CBD, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from East End Reserve and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bowl of Brooklands. Fitzroy Beach and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (642 reviews)
"Lovely place to stay, nice little gym, pool was really good. So close to everything."

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2021

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Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
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The price is AU$164 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this New Plymouth CBD hotel is in the city centre, steps away from Puke Ariki and Wind Wand. Observatory and Pukekura Park ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (651 reviews)
"everything was fine except food, their was nothing fir vegetarians. These days people are more conscious about their health and prefer vegetables but could not find decent vegetarian meal apart from paster"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
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The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The price is AU$84 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
Plymouth International
Plymouth International
4 out of 5
220 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$95 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Plymouth International
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$164 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Millennium Hotel New Plymouth, Waterfront
The Metrotel Motel
The Metrotel Motel
3 out of 5
22 Gill Street, New Plymouth
The price is AU$135 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
The Metrotel Motel
Saddle and Sulky Motel
Saddle and Sulky Motel
3.5 out of 5
188 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth
The price is AU$95 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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Coronation Court Motel
Coronation Court Motel
3 out of 5
226 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth
The price is AU$95 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
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Bks Egmont Motor Lodge
Bks Egmont Motor Lodge
4 out of 5
115 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth
The price is AU$133 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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1 Saddle Row, New Plymouth, Taranaki
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Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki
Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Of Hobson And Leach Streets, New Plymouth
The price is AU$160 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki
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