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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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Small zoo done well in a picturesque location

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Katherine S
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Katherine S
Nowra, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shoalhaven zoo is an attraction in Nowra that must be visited, it is in a beautiful location on the Shoalhaven river and is set up so beautifully for all of the animals. The only down side is when it comes to lunch time because when the zoo is busy there isn't much room to sit down and chill. This... More 

Thank skyeashlee
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day with the family did the lion feeding and saw the shows Staff are great knowledgable . Luv it

Thank Nelli K
Port Macquarie, Australia
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376 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a blast. I am in my early 30's so I can say this is not just for kids. i went to a few shows, the croc show was amazing- funny and informative. I highly recommend everyone goes to this show. The monkey show was adorable. The tigers were very active- they were running back and forth after a... More 

Thank Young_and_Free_85
Orange, Australia
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in the school holidays and it was quiet throughout the zoo. Good range of animals with easy viewing through the enclosure. Really liked the monkeys and seeing them unlock the nuts. Very pretty to walk around the zoo close to the river. Nice cafe to eat at as well

Thank Sarah H
Culburra Beach, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visited the Shoalhaven Zoo recently and found it to be very neat and tidy and the animals seemed to be well cared for. The staff were friendly saying hello and answering any questions as they went about their daily jobs. I visited during an extremely hot day (and was 33 weeks pregnant) throughout the day I ended up fainting, the... More 

Thank shelbstar412
Kiama, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A nice local alternative to Sydney zoos. Took overseas visitors here a couple of times . Was great that they could get up close to animals and have the option for special encounters if they wanted

1 Thank lozmum
Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this delightful little family run, animal caring, environmentally friendly zoo over the Australia Day weekend. We very much recommend making the turn off the main road shouts of Sydney toward Jervis Bay to visit the well cared for large variety of animals. Kangaroos, emus, wombats that lived their entertaining handlers, huge crocs, lions (magnificent), and many more. Make... More 

1 Thank WheresDuke
Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Shoalhaven Zoo in Nowra was one of our stops in December on the final stretch of our drive around Australia. A beautiful more natural type zoo with lots of opportunities to get close to the animals and so much for everyone of all ages to enjoy. We spent the better part of a day at the zoo talking with... More 

1 Thank JGDynamo
Nowra, Australia
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

As I lived in Nowra all my life this Zoo has been part of my growing up. It has evolved from a little animal park to now the Shoalhaven Zoo. A great family day can be had here and they also have a restaurant with great food.

Thank MarriottParkMotel

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