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Pouakai Zoo

#18 of 60 things to do in New Plymouth Features Animals
1306 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4371, New Zealand
+64 6-753 3788
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Visit if you like to see caged animals.

The cages are too small-period!! The horrid conditions that these animals have to live in made my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
21lab
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Easter 2017, nice family day out

Easter Holidays 2017, awesome sunny day, been a busy little zoo on that day!!, friendly people... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
mausgirl69
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“lions tigers” (3 reviews)
“white tiger” (2 reviews)
“hand feeding” (2 reviews)
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1306 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4371, New Zealand
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+64 6-753 3788
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cages are too small-period!! The horrid conditions that these animals have to live in made my visit 'unforgettable'.

Thank 21lab
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Easter Holidays 2017, awesome sunny day, been a busy little zoo on that day!!, friendly people, inexpensive day for two little ones ( 8+10), loved hand feeding animals, refill only $1, nice spots to sit down for picnic or rest, short loop bush walk for...More

Thank mausgirl69
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here with 2 & 4 year old children on a Friday afternoon. Dry quiet, and overall of some concern. Some very big Asian and African animals confined to rather small spaces, in some cases limited further by rainfall. Kids seemed to like it so...More

Thank Pocahontas12
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with our toddler and he had a great time as he could get reasonably close. Also enjoyed being able to feed some of the animals. A little concerned a few of the cages are a bit small, especially for the monkeys. It's certainly not...More

Thank rf80808
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was very surprised that this zoo had won a TripAdvisor award. I'm not sure what for exactly. To me personally it was the type of zoo that I would have compared to the 'chimp tea parties' back in its day. Small enclosures and in...More

1  Thank Apmpa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is a small zoo. We came mainly for the monkey and tiger encounters (feeding), which are extra. The feedings allow you to get close to the animals. The monkeys take food from your hand. There are also goats and the like to feed by...More

Thank Bruce064
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Took my teenage daughter to the zoo today and paid the extra for the tiger feeding. From the enjoyment on her face it's was worth the extra money to be up close with the tigers. Beautiful cats and well looked after. Asked my daughter how...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Have been several times over a decade, and must say this time it seemed tired- needing a bit of paint and a clean up. I'd say a farrier needs to have a look at those Mini ponies hooves. One in particular didn't look good. Kids...More

Thank debt86
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

OMG - where do I start... having been to this so many times over the years - seeing it run down and the animals in so poor condition. What a waste of money and time. $16 per adult and $3.50 for food for the animals....More

2  Thank kimmramor78
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place seems clean and well-run, and I love to enjoy animal life. This one gave me a chance to do the animal equivalent of "forest bathing" in the midst of a busy trip. Just watching wildlife living their lives gives us all a needed...More

Thank Victoria L
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MrsWalshie
2 March 2016|
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Response from Wendy w | Reviewed this property |
I'm just a visitor so I'm not sure of their opening hours.
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amy66677
28 September 2015|
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Response from R5925EAadamh | Property representative |
Hello $16 for adults (15 and older) $6 for children (5 to 14 yrs) and $2 for preschoolers (2 to 4 yrs). We also have senior citizen discount of $14 dollars. Regards, Pouakai Zoo
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ian9032
20 April 2015|
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Response from R5925EAadamh | Property representative |
Hello it is $14 dollars. Regards, Pouakai Zoo
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