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Shoalhaven Zoo

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Address: 23 Rock Hill Road, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
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Private Shoalhaven Zoo Experience from Sydney
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Best Zoo ever Visited

My family loved the zoo, we have been to a few Zoo's here in Australia and overseas and this is the best zoo we have visited. The affordable zoo offers the best up close... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Laura C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family loved the zoo, we have been to a few Zoo's here in Australia and overseas and this is the best zoo we have visited. The affordable zoo offers the best up close experiences, the talks by Trent are entertaining, informative and engaging. The animals are loved, cared for and respected. We spent a whole day being mesmerized. If... More 

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this zoo several times with both young children and older persons and all ages have enjoyed the experience. The zoo is clean and easy to get around. The layout of the zoo allows visitors to get closer to the animals than in the larger zoos. Littlies can hold cute animals in the petting bars. Would recommend... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this intimate zoo. It has a really laid back feel to it, the talks are really informative and fun. The yearly pass is fantastic value for money. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful setting by the river or grab a bit to lunch at the cafe.

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Thank Smidge_82
Cambewarra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been several years since our last visit to the Shoalhaven Zoo so we were surprised by the greater variety of animals there now. It's a lovely spot next to the river and you could have a day out with a picnic lunch on the banks. Our one year old grandchild loved the close encounters with the farm animals and... More 

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Thank Wendy B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the hands on experiences of seeing Australia's fauna upclose. The zoo was well maintained and presented perfect learning experiences for all ages. Meeting the Dingos and the crocodiles were a special treat.

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Thank Sharika40
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrating a 1 year old birthday while on holidays this was a great outing. Enjoyed by all the children despite it being a hot day. Some extra shade and seating for grandparents and less able bodied would be appreciated. Shows seen were good and very informative. Very slow service in kiosk

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Thank Marion d
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful little Zoo. Reasonable entry cost. Staff talks awesome and was able to have photo taken with either a wombat, Koala or Echidna or all 3 at a reasonable price. Cafe food good. Great morning out.

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Thank hjw7
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this zoo. When I read about it I got the impression it was for little kids, but that's not the case. My entire family enjoyed it ages 21, 19 and 16. It was so awesome. Walked into kangaroo exhibit and a baby Joey was just laying next to the path that you could pet it. We watched on... More 

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Thank Beth L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, just amazing. We watched the lions eat. The animals were all well kept. Not too much walking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this zoo on the 27/12/16, taking my 9 year old nephew, and 13 year neice. We have just moved to nowra and have enjoyed exploring the area. Today as a treat I took the kids on the lion feeding experience, and what an experience it is. The staff are all friendly and ever so knowledgable. We learnt... More 

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