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About the zoo

If you’re looking for a fun day out with friends and whānau then look no further than Brooklands Zoo! It is the only free zoo in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts a diverse variety of species.

You’ll see 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.

After you’ve met all of our wonderful animals, stay a while and make the most of the playground and outdoor areas. Bring along your picnic basket (just don’t share the spoils with the zoo animals!) and find a spot under the shade of a tree or visit the Wonky Cone for freshly brewed coffee or a real fruit ice cream.

We are proud to welcome more than 113,000 visitors annually through our doors and look forward to seeing you soon!