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Hunter Valley Zoo

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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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Great day out - healthy & happy animals

We had an enjoyable visit and were I impressed by the cleanliness & overall well being of the... read more

Reviewed today
Waynzee
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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School excursion

We took a group of special needs children to hunter valley zoo what a great day children loved... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen R
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picnic lunch” (13 reviews)
“few hours” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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+61 2 4990 7714
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"feed the animals"
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"picnic lunch"
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"few hours"
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"meerkat encounter"
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"farm animals"
in 7 reviews
"bring your own"
in 9 reviews
"bbq facilities"
in 9 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"keeper talks"
in 7 reviews
"wander around"
in 4 reviews
"answer any questions"
in 4 reviews
"school holidays"
in 5 reviews
"wide variety"
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"sunday morning"
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"animal talks"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had an enjoyable visit and were I impressed by the cleanliness & overall well being of the animals. The staff Talks were interesting & informative. We can recommend!

Thank Waynzee
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a group of special needs children to hunter valley zoo what a great day children loved being able to interact with the animals and we used the BBQs provided to cook lunch. The day was very successful. This is the second time we...More

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow what a find..... This place is a must if you're visiting the Hunter Valley area. It's a small, compact zoo with Australian wildlife, lions, monkeys, meerkats, wolves and so much more. You can pay $100 and sit in the meerkat enclosure for 20 minutes...More

Thank Kerry T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice little zoo. Loved feeding the lorikeets with my daughter. I'd love to see some bigger enclosures for the big cats but they seem well looked after.

1  Thank Shortcowboy
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Me & my fiancé went here for the first time for our birthday & Anniversary present to each other. As we have both been to many zoo’s before including Australia zoo & Currumbin & Taronga zoo’s we weren’t to sure what to expect here. However...More

1  Thank Samantha W
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter was given the Meerkat experience for her birthday at Hunter Valley Zoo. It was 20 minutes of sheer meerkat heaven for her. You hold the bowl of food and sit with the meerkat family for 20mins whilst they scurry all over you. The...More

1  Thank Stacy L
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a few times over the years, the changes are amazing, it used to have a few kangaroos and koalas plus a couple of other Aussie icons. This zoo has grown into an amazing tourist attraction for the Hunter Valley.

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Not the biggest zoo but well worth the visit. The younger children will love it. You byo BBQ as there are plenty of covered electric BBQ's to use.

Thank Jay B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I took family from Norway there and they loved the more interment feeling of the zoo. The lions were very active and they kindly brought a snake out to show the visitors as they had never touched a snake. a pleasant day.

Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

What a great little zoo - but with some big animals, e.g. white lions, brown lions, camels, alligators and cheetahs. There are also lots of very cute little animals, e.g. various small monkeys, meerkats and a petting yard for feeding sheep, goats and deer. We...More

Thank mpginter
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Jillian C
29 November 2017|
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Response from Hel n | 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
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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.
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