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Shoalhaven Zoo

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Address: 23 Rock Hill Rd, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
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A great small zoo

Shoalhaven Zoo is a hidden gem. Yes it could do with more money being spent on it, but it is still a great experience. My wife loved the African Grey Parrot and it is amazing how... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Culburra Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A small and rather old feeling zoo. Limited animals, would suit small kids up to high school. Petting farm was a hit. Old school If you know what I mean. Probably not 2 hours unless you bring BBQ and a couple of family's. Still enjoyed it.

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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very expensive for a regional zoo, café very very slow. Only 10 adults in café and 4 staff working there and it took 25mins to get the coffee and scones were forgotten, asked for refund of scones. Heard staff member on phone say "we are flat out". It is a lovely café BUT poorly organized and run

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Culburra Beach, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Shoalhaven Zoo is a hidden gem. Yes it could do with more money being spent on it, but it is still a great experience. My wife loved the African Grey Parrot and it is amazing how close you can get to the lions. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the the dingo show!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I liked the location and the map, it was easy to navigate and finish with leisure with 2 kids. Animal shows were informative and Lions were gorgeous

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place!!! We spent all day here wondering around while teenage boys spent 3hours in the tree tops. This is a really great place, a must visit. Awesome friendly staff and gorgeous animals 😁

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

On holiday from the uk and wanted our kids to see native Australian animals up close. We didn't bargain on stroking a baby salt water croc and a joey! Great value, lovely staff and beautiful setting

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best zoos our family has been too. We ended up here by chance as we needed somewhere to stay with our caravan and the staff were exceptional and only too happy to help. As the weather was miserable we thought we may as well visit to zoo. WOW, we were impressed! So much of the zoo was... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We hosted my daughters 5th birthday here and were blown away at how much fun we had. We decided to reserve a table under the shelter and self catered with the BBQ. We paid for the keeper show ($80 from memory) and Trent was so good with the kids! It was worth every cent.

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Took my family from UK here and they were thrilled at how close you get to the animals and the hands on experiences were very much appreciated. The guides talk was very enjoyable, humorous, kept you engaged and we went to each one, as so knowledgeable and rewarding. Set on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River it is an... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This zoo is small, but done well because they don't have masses of animals due to overbreeding which you see in other small zoos and therefore can tend to the maintenance and care of their animals. The location is very picturesque with the Shoalhaven River on one side and the other side the zoo is surrounded by rocky hills (located... More 

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