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“Great little zoo!”
Review of Pouakai Zoo

Pouakai Zoo
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little zoo!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Definitely worth a visit if you don't mind the drive out. Lots of cute and exciting animals to look at and great for an outdoor activity with families.

Visited August 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Pouakai Zoo”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Pretty amazing for a free attraction!! Great with kids, and a walk through the park afterwards is a great day.

Visited May 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Definitely worth the drive”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great fun for all ages. Animals well cared for and good variety. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Feeding time for the big cats was a highlight.

Visited May 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Day for Two Oldies”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I have just been to Pouakai Zoo with a friend today and haven't been for about 20 years so it was really nice to see the changes that have been made in that time. (Both of us in our 60's)
Well laid out paths and lovely big secure cages, very clean and all the animals looked well.
Of course the attraction is the big cats, lions sunbathing and the tigers laying on their backs in the grass totally soaking up the warmth of the day. Watching them being fed was also a treat and able to get up close to them in their very secure cages was great. Watch Grab One Taranaki to get a cheap price. A credit to the new owners. Well Done.

Visited March 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Sad but true.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

VERY disappointed when we visited in the Summer! The Lions had no shelter from the Hot Sun
and they looked totally bored! The whole place needs a revamp as the enclosures were poorly maintained. I see that it is now for Sale so I do hope somebody takes it over and puts some serious money into it.

Visited March 2013
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