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Hunter Valley Zoo

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What a great surprise.

We visited looking for an activity for children in the adult friendly hunter. The zoo was lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Fantastic Zoo

This is the very first time I’ve been to this zoo. I’ve driven past the turnoff many times. I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gosford, Australia
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“picnic lunch”(14 reviews)
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...more
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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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All reviews bbq facilities feed the animals picnic lunch farm animals great family day meerkat encounter on display friendly staff keeper talks few hours walk around school holidays animal talks great variety of animals hunter valley aussie animals baby alligator
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For me the best part of this zoo was the bird collection. The zoo exhibits a good range of Australian indigenous birds in good aviaries. There are koalas but not many marsupials other than the kangaroos and wallabies. The children can walk through the kangaroo...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited looking for an activity for children in the adult friendly hunter. The zoo was lovely. Feeding kangaroos and farm animals. Great access and visibility to all the other animals. Really clean and well presented. We would visit again.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Freshiegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the very first time I’ve been to this zoo. I’ve driven past the turnoff many times. I was amazed at how good it is. There is a huge variety of animals including lions and cheetahs. The animals are well looked after and have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank gregbuc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I have visited this zoo, despite having been to the Hunter Valley often. What a gem! It is a great zoo, despite its size, with a wide variety of animals, including lions, white lions and cheetahs, camels and the usual...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank emxkay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hunter Valley Zoo is a fantastic Zoo and totally underrated in my opinion. Worth the drive into the Hunter Valley just to spend a few hours here. All of the animals are incredibly well cared for. Keeper talks throughout the whole day are very informative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank saraayl10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is not big but there are many animals to see eg. Koalas, Wombats, monkeys, camels, peacocks, birds, farm animals, lions, deers, alligators... and we easily spent 2.5 hrs here. You can feed many animals and the kids can have lots of interactions/ pat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo with friendly, engaging staff. Keepers walk around with animals to look at and are happy to chat/answer questions. Kids can feed a variety of animals. Variety of animals and size of zoo makes it particularly good for younger kids but take your own...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank rvherb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome zoo especially for international guests . It has everything you would want to see in local and overseas animals . So many animals you can actually pat. They have these areas you can walk into a touch kangaroos , emus , sheep’s etc We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 273pamm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been promised masses of kangaroos and several resident rarities like Echidna, we hadn't seen any in our first three weeks and then only a few kangaroos at distance, until we visited the Hunter Valley Zoo on 19th November. This more than made up for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Took the family, was very impressed handlers walking around with animals for kids to touch and feel. The staff most friendliest ever. They never once ignored a child or adults questions, 10/10.

Date of experience: January 2019
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25 July 2018|
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Response from EveT530 | Reviewed this property |
That would depend on if you were interested in the keeper talks and whether you wanted to make it a day out with picnic lunch as bbqs are supplied. We got there around 10am and did a couple of talks and a meet encounter. Had... More
29 November 2017|
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Response from heln2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jillian It is $100pp max 4 people I typed in Hunter Valley Zoo Meerkat Encounter then scrolled down. It listed all the information and costs. I hope this helps. Cheers Helen