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Hunter Valley Zoo

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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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A little taste of Oz and beyond

I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking an American friend to this gorgeous little zoo... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hel n
via mobile
What a great little zoo!

My husband is at a conference this week so my eighteen month old daughter and I have tagged along... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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 Valley Zoo has picnic areas and free BBQ facilities so come and make it a family day out. We have special feed bags which can be used to feed our farmyard animals and our walkthrough kangaroo and bird aviary. Want something more? Hunter Valley Zoo now have encounters with Meerkats and Marmoset Monkeys and a species sponsor option. Visit our website or call us for more information.
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  • Average3%
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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking an American friend to this gorgeous little zoo. The beauty of this special place is the dedicated staff who love and care for the incredible array of animals. Most of the animals have lived their lives in...More

Thank Hel n
Reviewed yesterday

My husband is at a conference this week so my eighteen month old daughter and I have tagged along too. Looking for things to do whilst he is working that didn't involve wine took a bit of finding, but this zoo was an absolute gem....More

Thank zuzzles
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to go to the Hunter Valley Zoo as we heard it was a great little zoo. Travelled up the M1 from Parramatta and through Cessnock. There is a little bit of dirt road to get to the Zoo. I had National Seniors Card so...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 5 days ago

$102 dollars for family entry (3 adults, 1 child) is very expensive for this very basic zoo. Not impressed with 1 km untarred and rutted road zoo entry. Zoo walkways are not paved, dirt and rocky walkways. On the plus side, staff are friendly and...More

Thank trishohm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, we didn’t even know there was a zoo up there. But wow, what an awesome Time, good little well maintained zoo. The little one loved it and so did we. 20% discount from the hotels to get in, was a bonus. If your up...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with n for kids. Plenty to do all day. Staff very friendly along with all the animals great dollar value as well n good holiday outing

Thank waltonrm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable day at the zoo with very informative staff. The zoo is kept clean and the animals look healthy. We had a meerkat encounter which was special. The keeper was great with all our questions and the meerkats were very entertaining....More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but immaculately maintained private zoo Today I was fortunate to be there for the keeper talk for the cheetah ( new at zoo) Great talk and amazing zoo, Highly recommended for all especially overseas tourists as they have a great range of natives

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little zoo with terrific staff that are very friendly and knowledgable. The lions are amazing and we were lucky enough to see alligators being caught and weighed. Staff walked around with animals to pack and there are lots of animals to feed. Kids absolutely...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was small, clean and animals well cared for considering it is a zoo. The zoo is only tiny 45 mins to see all animals. You are able to buy food to feed the animals which is lovely for young children. The zoo is under...More

Thank katrina248mann
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Michelle P
8 December 2016|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I cannot answer your query. The Zoo is a little off the beaten track but if you are in the vicinity I am sure that the local Tourist Bureau can help you.
Michelle P
8 December 2016|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said you could use a taxi or try one of the driver services which can also take you to places around Pokolbin.