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Hunter Valley Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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love this little zoo

i've been here twice now and i love this little zoo. it's great to be able to feed so many of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B

A spot on little zoo - we were amazed by the indigenous wildlife and couldn't believe how close we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
138 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been here twice now and i love this little zoo. it's great to be able to feed so many of the animals and get up close and personal with them (birds, camels, kangaroos/wallabies) and last visit i even got to pat a dingo pup...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spot on little zoo - we were amazed by the indigenous wildlife and couldn't believe how close we could get to the animals. We particularly loved the dromedaries and the kangaroos - so friendly! (although this may have had something to do with the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience we had today at the Hunter valley zoo for my friends birthday it is such a beautiful zoo with such caring people who run it we also did the meerkats it was such a beautiful and wonderful experience they are such...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively small, privately owned zoo but big enough & interesting enough to make the effort to visit. You can feed & pet some of the animals & also have "experiences" with some of them like the meerkats. The pricing is reasonable &...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

I booked in for a meerkat encounter at the zoo which was great. The keepers were friendly and took plenty of photos. Although the zoo is small there is still plenty to see and there are keeper talks daily. It's very clean and tidy.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Alicia B
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

We had a enjoyable day here for fathers day. it had been raining 4 days previously and we assumed it would be super muddy but you would never have known. its great you can take your own picnic. Only negative there is no recycling bins...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Products83
Reviewed August 13, 2019

We went there in July 2019, which was the perfect time. It was a sunny day. Not too hot, not too cold. Animals are out & about & not hiding from the heat. The place is small & you can easily complete the tour in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank HolidayRR
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Fancy a zoo in my own backyard, the lions and cheetas were worth the admission price alone, all the other animals were just a bonus, crocodiles too

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank 439nevilles
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Excellent small zoo with a wide range of local & exotic animals. Easy walking paths with great BBQ areas throughout the zoo. Staff are extremely informative & friendly. No cafe on site but premade sandwiches can be purchased along with ice creams, soft drinks &...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Good as far as the animals are concerned, especially for small children BUT don’t expect to be able to buy food for lunch. They have limited food available and when we tried to buy lunch at 12:20 they had sold out so we had to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 25, 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
November 28, 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