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Hunter Valley Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hidden gem of a zoo

Great zoo with friendly, engaging staff. Keepers walk around with animals to look at and are happy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rvherb
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Family holiday

Awesome zoo especially for international guests . It has everything you would want to see in local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
273pamm
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Sydney, 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...more
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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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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small zoo very manageable. The animals are very healthy and well cared for. Easy walk around with regular talks from knowledgeable minders. Lovely to see the Beautiful healthy lion.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Dragonfly4035
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really hot day, so we went early to the zoo, this zoo is compact, but great for small children. It is well laid out and the enclosures offer good access to the animals. We would have stayed longer had it not been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SydneyMary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a medium sized zoo but it had plentiful amount of amazing and different animals. You could stay for a couple of hours or make it a whole day event with a picnic lunch and make use of all the picnic tables available. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank livel0velaugh14
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

When we first arrived we didn't expect what was behind the gate. What a great zoo. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the zoo was spotlessly clean. This would be a great spot for families with young children as the feeding of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venture827423
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We hadn't expected much more than a petting zoo for a small community like this, but the zoo really delivered. Lots of opportunity for hands on interaction with animals, from sheep to kangaroos to camels. Well laid out, all the classic Australian animals and others...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidKarlsson
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo on the weekend and we're happily surprised that it was not crowded. You can take your own lunch and easily find a spot to eat. A lot of people are celebrating birthdays there which is lovely. The staff are very friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RaviSankarT
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
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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
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