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Pouakai Zoo

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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
Charming little zoo

We just loved this little zoo and found the collection of animals under its care just charming... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
taleielizabeth
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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 8 December 2018 via mobile

We just loved this little zoo and found the collection of animals under its care just charming. Very good value for money! And the hands on experiences with the farm animals was fantastic. The owners are very knowledgeable and obviously care a lot about their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank taleielizabeth
Reviewed 28 November 2018

went there with my cousins. Kids loved it. Especially nice in a good weather. Good variety of animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarahkiwitraveller
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect as it doesn't look like a typical zoo that houses big cats etc but we had a really great time. Our son enjoyed feeding the farm animals and there was quite a good range to see and interact with. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SamrNZ
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Great zoo with fantastic animals in great condition. The owner was a fantastic host and went above and beyond. We were able to handle the lizards and saw the feeding of cats. Great few hours spent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crash4mark
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Such an awesome place to visit whether have little kids, big kids or none at all. Amazing that they have tigers and lions in a zoo so close to the city. We have an annual pass and often take our little boy up for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 23tiffanyk
Reviewed 9 July 2018

the park it a bit of the drive from new Plymouth, best time to go is in summer season as rain its not the great day to choose. get very close up with lions and white tigers, also can hand fee other animal in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ron546
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Good morning, Thanks for your visit. Great to hear you have enjoyed your time in the zoo. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 May 2018

Many years since last visit. Was so disappointed, overall, with the standard of this place. big cats looked bored, Tiger very lonely, no shade. should not be allowed to keep big cats like this. Chooks all over the place!!!!!!. very few animals and one monkey...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Good afternoon, Thanks for your feedback. Our zoo is a special place and we are constantly improving our facilities. Our kunekune pig tilda and rabbits do not share the same environment anymore as we have introduced tilda with our other kunekune pig George. This was...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Strange to find big cats in the shadow of Mt Taranaki! But at Pouakai Zoo they have some magnificent wild animals on display. Great to be able to get close to such wild creatures and endless photographic opportunities!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PhillipKite
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hello Phillip, Thanks for your positive feedback and great photos. The photo of Aslan where he appears to be yawning is my favourite! Looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Horne family

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Animals have no shade, they are very lonely with small enclosures. Seems like the owners don’t care about there animals. Very disappointing for us and the animals. Broke our hearts. 💔 All run down. PRAY FOR THE ANIMALS !!! 🦁More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gmrd2018
R5925EAadamh, Manager at Pouakai Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Good evening, Thanks for your feedback and prayers. I feel with digital age gone are the days where persons shared thoughts eye to eye with emphaty and mutual understanding. Even prayers can be attributed through the endless realm of cyberspace. Or perhaps yours was an...More

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

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RoseD2251
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Response from R5925EAadamh | Property representative |
10am to 430 pm 7 days a week during summer school holidays.
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MrsWalshie
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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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