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Pouakai Zoo, New Plymouth

3.5
#9 of 15 in Parks in New Plymouth
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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4.2
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  • It was cool to feed the donkeys and ostrich and they seemed happy. But was really sad to see the poor tigers in the hot sun with no shade. Their enclosure could be a lot better. 
    It was cool to feed the donkeys and ostrich and they seemed happy. But was really sad to see the poor tigers in the hot sun with no shade. Their enclosure could be a lot better.  more »
  • Great variety of animals for a small zoo, good seating, all the animals are within easy walking distance - great for young children. All animals are easily seen - not hiding somewhere - and can be... 
    Great variety of animals for a small zoo, good seating, all the animals are within easy walking distance - great for young children. All animals are easily seen - not hiding somewhere - and can be...  more »
  • This zoo felt unprofessional and the animals didn't seem to be in pleasant or stimulating environments. Needs a lot of love. We enjoyed the bunnies and donkeys, but the other animals were in cages... 
    This zoo felt unprofessional and the animals didn't seem to be in pleasant or stimulating environments. Needs a lot of love. We enjoyed the bunnies and donkeys, but the other animals were in cages...  more »
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  • It's a great little zoo. The animals were really friendly-quite a few of them for a small zoo. Hope they can upgrade their environment. May be put in some more shade area for the Lions. But we had a great time feeding the animals. Hope this zoo gets a face lift because it is a nice place to go to.
  • Neat little zoo, tigers were very active so easy to see them. Feeding the animals is neat for the kids
  • This is a little magical zoo. The kids enjoyed feeding the farm animals, the donkeys, ostrich, and goats are very friendly, and like a feed, the bengal tigers are must see! This place is not discriminating anyone!
  • The gentleman at the front counter was incredibly welcoming, however like other reviews the enclosures need some updating to replicate their natural environment where possible. The busy walk was under maintenance too.
  • A hidden gem and only a short drive from the New Plymouth CBD. This is a great place to take the kids and suitable for all ages. You can even feed a few of the animals too, which is a lot fun for the kids. The family that run it are awesome too!

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