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Hunter Valley Zoo

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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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Enjoyable

Visited this lively zoo yesterday with kids aged 6 and 10 it’s a small zoo but very well kept I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ujk
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Pleasantly surprised

This zoo was great so much more than we expected. The zoo was so very clean staff were so friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tracey P
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Empire Bay, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picnic lunch” (13 reviews)
“few hours” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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+61 2 4990 7714
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"feed the animals"
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"picnic lunch"
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"few hours"
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"meerkat encounter"
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"farm animals"
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"bring your own"
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"bbq facilities"
in 9 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
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"school holidays"
in 5 reviews
"keeper talks"
in 7 reviews
"answer any questions"
in 4 reviews
"sunday morning"
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"wide variety"
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"animal talks"
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"lion enclosure"
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"wander around"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this lively zoo yesterday with kids aged 6 and 10 it’s a small zoo but very well kept I liked that there wasn’t too much walking involved as is the case with bigger zoos. Lots of animals and able to get up and close...More

Thank Ujk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo was great so much more than we expected. The zoo was so very clean staff were so friendly and interactive. I did the Meerkat experience and it was amazing I had done a Meerkat experience somewhere else and it was nothing compared to...More

Thank Tracey P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very surprised at how great this zoo is. A great variety of animals. The talks were informative and entertaining, the pop up encounters were great. Feeding the animals was good. At the exit of each animal area was hand sanitiser and sunscreen. Excellent...More

Thank Jodi R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hunter Valley Zoo is well worth a visit. The admission price is a little steep but no worse than other zoos we have visited. We now have an annual pass which works out a lot cheaper if you visit more than 2 times a year....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well spread out zoo with lots of animals to see in a comfortable environment. You have the usual kangaroo feeding in their enclosed range and the usual Australia-native animals. Loved the wombat patting session. The barn animals were very aggressive and fought for their...More

Thank WilfredWO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family (5 adults and a 2 years old). You can’t drive in but it’s a great size zoo to walk around. There is a variety of animals and lots of keeper talks throughout the day. Also lots of opportunities to interact with...More

Thank Living_The_Dream86
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited over Easter Long Weekend and although this is a very busy weekend for most businesses, it was pretty calm! Prices were a bit steep for $28 per adult but they did have a large variety of animals! Including numerous types of monkeys, meerkats, camels...More

Thank Georgia D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this zoo on Sunday afternoon, and had pre-booked the 3.15 pm Meerkat Experience. We arrived around 1pm and had brought our own lunch, they do have a small souvenier shop/kiosk with some sandwiches available. We took a leisurely stroll around the zoo, enjoying...More

Thank cyndy66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids loved it here! We got there just in time for the Koala talk. They were so excited to be able to pet the Koala and the Wombat. We got the feed bag and went in with the kangaroos and the emu. We didn’t...More

Thank Bobbi81
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took myself and our 3 month old to the zoo for the day!! and I didn’t even know there was a zoo out this way!! Safe to say we had fun I love the Zoos!! Though it was only a small Zoo it...More

Thank Linda F
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Jillian C
29 November 2017|
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Response from Hel n | 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
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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.
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