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Australian Reptile Park

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Address: Pacific Highway, Somersby, New South Wales 2250, Australia
Phone Number: 02-4340 1022
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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It's not every day your 3 year old grandson gets the opportunity to be cuddled by a 3.5 metre python! I haven't been to ARP for a hundred years (gee the founder Ken Worrell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's not every day your 3 year old grandson gets the opportunity to be cuddled by a 3.5 metre python! I haven't been to ARP for a hundred years (gee the founder Ken Worrell, who died in 1963 may have still been there!). So it was with qualified expectation Nonna and I took the 90 minute drive up the MI... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

They're catering to tourists the easy way without giving any realistic presentation or indication of how any of these creatures live in their natural habitat. You will only see creatures in a degraded cage setting, not in a modern zoo environment that recreates natural ecosystems. If you want to see some Aussie critters, but don't care about how they're kept,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is very normal and not worth the money. There are very few reptiles you could see. The location is nice and young children below the age 7 might like it. I personally liked kangaroos as I have never seen one before.

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Reptile Park is fantastic! it is very educational and provides opportunities to get close to some of the nasty creatures that they use for their anti-venom programme. The more friendly animals move about the park and able to retreat to a non visitor space when they've had enough, I am impressed that they animals can escape and impressed by... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The enclosures were roomy and the animals in good health. Very natural grounds, good to see. The reptile talk area needs to be much larger to cater for school holidays.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I remember going to the reptile park as a child myself so it was great to return with my own kids (aged 8 and 6) over the school holidays. This place has got better with age!! It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for both the kids and me too. Lots of great exhibits, interesting keeper talks and passionate staff. The... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visited the park two adults and two children (2,5 and 6 yo). We had bought the VPI behind the scenes tickets. They are buch more expensive then ordinary tickets. But they are worth it! We had a great tour and a guide who was fantasic! After the tour we looked at several of the shows. If you go here is... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a thoroughly wonderful time here. Kangaroos wandered about freely, enabling you to feed them. Very interesting keeper talks throughout the day. A fab place for kids and adults too.

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Kariong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For a moderate entry fee this is a great place to take the family, young or old, Picnic with the animals and make sure you watch the reptile show. The staff are amazing and very helpful with any of your concerns. A place all tourists and locals should go

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited with family around Easter. Very informative and interesting. Learnt a lot about spiders who are not commonly seen in other zoos. As this place is on the way to Port Stephens from Syudney I believe it is a must visit place on the way to New Castle and beyond.

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