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Pouakai Zoo

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1306 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4371, New Zealand
+64 6-753 3788
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Lovely Day

My family and I came here with my work for a Christmas function. My children had the best time ever... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Shellie05
via mobile
It has potential but feels a little run down.

Its lovely to amble a long and look at the aminals. Some of the enclosures are not used and it... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Bronwyn H
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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  • Excellent40%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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“baby goats” (2 reviews)
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1306 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4371, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I came here with my work for a Christmas function. My children had the best time ever and haven’t stopped talking about it. The venue was perfect, the staff were lovely and it really made a magical day for the children. So...More

Thank Shellie05
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Good afternoon. Lovely to hear you had a great day in our zoo. I believe this place has generated so many good memories for community members over the years. Thanks for your support and looking forward to your next visit! Regards.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Its lovely to amble a long and look at the aminals. Some of the enclosures are not used and it feels like there needs to be a lot of upgrades done.

Thank Bronwyn H
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We are gradually upgrading our facilities and looking forward to your next visit! Regards.

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Really great place nice to view all these animals and nice forest walk way.Really enjoyed the feeding animals really friendly staff explained about animals the great picock always dancing for us.

Thank BibinAntony
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your positive feedback and great photos! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Read bad reviews about this zoo,thought we would see for our selves ,,This Zoo is not on a scale like most big cities,but very user friendly ,we spent three hours there the kids loved it it could do with a spruce up. may be a...More

Thank nowekow
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Good afternoon. Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We are progressively upgrading our facilities and hope to see you again in the near future! Regards

Reviewed 30 October 2017

As someone who has studied Zoology and have worked in zoos I can honestly say this place broke my heart. You could tell the animals there were very unhappy and were in desperate need of attention and enrichment. I don't understand the logic of some...More

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R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Our animals are doing well and are provided with adequate care and species specific enrichment. The smallest enclosure we have for our chickens is around 2 metres to 5 metres where we generally help chicks and ducklings with their moms separated...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went to Pouakai Zoo for our first time. We only saw one Bengal tiger, but than at feeding time which was a couple of hours away they let out the other Bengal tiger from a concrete dark blocked room to feed, they let the...More

1  Thank fr33spirited
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. I remember your visitation and positive attitude / questions during your visitation as we very rarely separate our tigers and I recall your questions towards me on the day of your visitation. It was ironic that you informed me the reason...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

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

Thank 21lab
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Similar to other zoos some of our animals are separated from visitors due to health and safety reasons. On the contrary we also have many animals that our visitors can interact as they are free roaming animals within our zoo boundaries....More

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
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Great you have enjoyed your visit and looking forward to having you in our zoo again. Regards.

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

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R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Our big cats' enclosures are comparable size to other zoos within Australasia. Pouakai zoo is a great place for families to visit and interact with our animals. Like many of our visitors we love this place! Looking forward to your next...More

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
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Great you have enjoyed your visit. Our facilities are steadily improving. Looking forward to having you in our zoo again! Regards

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Rose D
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10am to 430 pm 7 days a week during summer school holidays.
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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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