Tō mātoro

Your visit

06 759 6060
30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth
Enter the zoo from the top of Brooklands Drive, or walk from the city centre through Pukekura Park.
Car parking
There is plenty of parking near the zoo, including two mobility spaces.
Opening hours
  • Mon 27 Nov

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Tue 28 Nov

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Wed 29 Nov

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Thu 30 Nov

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Fri 01 Dec

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Sat 02 Dec

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Sun 03 Dec

    9:30AM – 4:00PM

Child playing on slides


The zoo has wheelchair and pushchair access. There is a playground (with a sunshade in the summer), picnic tables and toilets. 

Children listening to a story

Group bookings

If you would like to visit with a school group or any sort of large group, please make a booking ahead of time.

Group bookings information


The Wonky Cone

The Wonky Cone

Our fabulous on-site coffee cart is open weekends and school holidays (weather permitting) to serve you delicious real-fruit ice cream in a waffle cone, gourmet coffee from Incafé, and an array of teas.

The Wonky Cone on Facebook

Cotton top tamarin eating coconut

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.