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Hunter Valley Zoo

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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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Great place to take kids

Great day out can spend a couple of hours or all day. Heaps of kids birthday parties the day we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne F
New South Wales, Australia
Loved the Meerkats

I did the Meerkat Encounter and it was Awesome!!! Had a fantastic time with the little meerkats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna L
Forresters Beach, Australia
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Hunter Valley Zoo is a private run zoo supported by its local families and business'. Set among the beautiful Hunter Valley it has 10 acres of land with everything from Native Australian animals to exotic animals such as monkeys and meerkats. Hunter Valley Zoo has picnic areas and free BBQ facilities so come and make it a family day out. We have special feed bags which can be used to feed our farmyard animals and our walkthrough kangaroo and bird aviary. Want something more? Hunter Valley Zoo now have encounters with Meerkats and Marmoset Monkeys and a species sponsor option. Visit our website or call us for more information.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out can spend a couple of hours or all day. Heaps of kids birthday parties the day we went. Mid week may be better if you don't have school aged kids. Plenty of animals to see.

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Meerkat Encounter and it was Awesome!!! Had a fantastic time with the little meerkats, they're adorable. I would recommend it to anyone that loves Meerkats. The Zoo itself is good too.

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the zoo with expectations of staying for an hour or so and stayed for most of the day. Entrance for adults was $29 a head under 2 is free. Shows with animals seem to start at 10am which i recommend, in particular the...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners have clearly spent time and money on this zoo, which has an amazing variety of animals and birds. Just the right size for Nana and Grandpa.

Thank DianeS36
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little zoo that was very interactive. Staff were excellent and knowledgeable. Stars of the show were the snuggly emu, Bruiser the Lion and the baby goats (all kept separately don't worry).

Thank BJ A
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking an American friend to this gorgeous little zoo. The beauty of this special place is the dedicated staff who love and care for the incredible array of animals. Most of the animals have lived their lives in...More

Thank Hel n
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My husband is at a conference this week so my eighteen month old daughter and I have tagged along too. Looking for things to do whilst he is working that didn't involve wine took a bit of finding, but this zoo was an absolute gem....More

Thank zuzzles
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to go to the Hunter Valley Zoo as we heard it was a great little zoo. Travelled up the M1 from Parramatta and through Cessnock. There is a little bit of dirt road to get to the Zoo. I had National Seniors Card so...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

$102 dollars for family entry (3 adults, 1 child) is very expensive for this very basic zoo. Not impressed with 1 km untarred and rutted road zoo entry. Zoo walkways are not paved, dirt and rocky walkways. On the plus side, staff are friendly and...More

Thank trishohm
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Wow, we didn’t even know there was a zoo up there. But wow, what an awesome Time, good little well maintained zoo. The little one loved it and so did we. 20% discount from the hotels to get in, was a bonus. If your up...More

Thank George T
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Michelle P
8 December 2016|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I cannot answer your query. The Zoo is a little off the beaten track but if you are in the vicinity I am sure that the local Tourist Bureau can help you.
Michelle P
8 December 2016|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said you could use a taxi or try one of the driver services which can also take you to places around Pokolbin.