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The best wildlife park we’ve been to!

Wow this was one of the funnest wildlife parks we’ve been to! The staff were super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CrystalAngel32
Great day out for animal loving teenagers.

Great day out, my teens especially enjoyed the reptile and bird exhibits. A cool off in the water... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

This is probably my fav attraction at port Stephens as a solo traveller! I love animals and am amazed how up close we could get with them in this spacious park. I enjoyed myself with a field of kangaroos where some of them were not shy in exploring my bracelet, hair and clothings at all! The animals feeding were great fun too, feeding those cute goats with a milk bottle, only to have 10 of them fighting for that bottle all over you:) I had a great time at the park and would recommend it to everyone- adult or kid. If you love animals, this is the best park to visit.

Date of experience: April 2022
Thank Lola81Singapore
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Oakvalewp, Manager at Oakvale Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2022

Dear Lola81Singapore,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the park.
We are delighted to read you enjoyed your visit and were able to immerse yourself in what we have on offer at the park.
The goats are cheeky but a lot of fun to interact with and the kangaroos definitely love our visitors.

We do hope we can welcome you back to the park in the future.

Kind Regards,
Oakvale Team

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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Overpriced and seems like animals are neglected! Volunteers everywhere but no one is brushing the horses or cleaning up the poop...

Date of experience: March 2022
Thank Sheena D
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Oakvalewp, Manager at Oakvale Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2022

Dear Sheena D,

Thank you for taking the time to review Oakvale Wildlife Park in relation to your recent visit.

We value all feedback on our guest's visits and we would love the opportunity to address any concerns you have about our animal welfare; please do give us a call to discuss the matter further.

In respect of your comments in relation to equids. Our Ponies and Donkeys receive regular grooming, however like other equids, they like to roll around in dirt mounds. This is a natural behaviour of which they should be given the opportunity to perform, and our enclosures facilitate that behaviour. Also, like Canines and many other animals, Equids will shed their coat and this process is not completed in just one day, which could give the impression of a poor coat when patchy areas are visible from time to time. Regarding any faeces you may have identified, I can assure you their enclosures are cleaned daily. And just to reiterate, we would not be given the accreditation if the welfare of any of our animals or conditions they reside in was compromised in any way.
If you have any concerns during a visit, please feel free to approach a member of our friendly team who will be happy to address them with you.

Oakvale wildlife park is a member of the ZAA (Zoo and Aquarium Association) organisation and as such, we are required to maintain a high standard of animal care in order to meet the scrutiny of inspections carried out by ZAA at Oakvale Wildlife Park to pass the accreditation process for this prestigious membership. In addition, Oakvale has recently been awarded 3rd place for Best Tourist Attraction in Australia, which is a substantial achievement that recognises our outstanding work.

Regards,
Oakvale Team

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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

We had a great time at Oakvale Wildlife park. We arrived in time to feed the baby lambs and goats their bottles which the kids (and me!) loved. After a tractor ride we then walked around the park feeding the various animals. There were Kangaroos, pony’s, cows, rabbits, camels, donkeys, lemurs and wallabies.

The kids then had a cool down in the splash park and a play on the playgrounds before we attended 2 presentations on reptiles and Koalas. The kids were able to get photos taken with lizards, snakes and koalas.

We waved to the 2 alligators on the way out and had a car full of happy and exhausted kids.

Date of experience: December 2021
Thank esm1981
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Oakvalewp, Manager at Oakvale Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2022

Dear esm1981,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park.

It is wonderful to hear you and your family had a great day out at the park and were able to immerse yourself in all we have on offer.

Gus and Rosco our alligators love an end of day wave!

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the park in the future.

Regards,
Oakvale Team

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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

A hidden gem. Great for kids and adults. The park is small enough not to tire you out but large enough to present a good selection of animals. The kids will have a great time feeding the animals and enjoying the setting and waterpark. The staff are friendly and presented several informative shows with local animals. Highly recommended. Great day out. Can spend several hours.

Date of experience: November 2021
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Oakvalewp, Manager at Oakvale Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Dear sotirisv868,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the park.

It is wonderful to hear that you and your family had an excellent time at the park. We do hope we can welcome you back to the park again in the future.

Regards,
Oakvale Team

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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

-Would highly recommend Oakvale for kids and adults
-Park was highly interactive
-Could pat and feed most animals
-Feed bags were $3
-Bottle feeding for goats/lambs was included
-Enough bottles were provided for everyone to have a go
-Tractor ride included in the ticket was also informative
-Lots of animals were free roaming
-Can spend 1.5-2 hours easily
-Plenty of parking available

Date of experience: November 2021
Thank nadiak97
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Oakvalewp, Manager at Oakvale Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Dear nadiak97,
Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back.

Regards,
Oakvale Team

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