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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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Excellent. Lots of meekats, nice picnic areas clean, friendly staff can't wait to go back. A good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Have been coming here since I was a little one, now frequenting with my own little ones. Children... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannah P
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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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Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4990 7714
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent. Lots of meekats, nice picnic areas clean, friendly staff can't wait to go back. A good place to visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here since I was a little one, now frequenting with my own little ones. Children love it. Adults love it. It is a gorgeous little zoo. My family love that it is so interactive and hands on. We love playing with the...More

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hunter Valley zoo had a good range of exhibits for a small country zoo, notably the primates, the white lions & all the birds. The meerkats with their babies were very appealing as were the tamarins & the pygmy marmosets. Well worth a visit.

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day out can spend a couple of hours or all day. Heaps of kids birthday parties the day we went. Mid week may be better if you don't have school aged kids. Plenty of animals to see.

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I did the Meerkat Encounter and it was Awesome!!! Had a fantastic time with the little meerkats, they're adorable. I would recommend it to anyone that loves Meerkats. The Zoo itself is good too.

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Went to the zoo with expectations of staying for an hour or so and stayed for most of the day. Entrance for adults was $29 a head under 2 is free. Shows with animals seem to start at 10am which i recommend, in particular the...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The owners have clearly spent time and money on this zoo, which has an amazing variety of animals and birds. Just the right size for Nana and Grandpa.

Thank DianeS36
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome little zoo that was very interactive. Staff were excellent and knowledgeable. Stars of the show were the snuggly emu, Bruiser the Lion and the baby goats (all kept separately don't worry).

Thank BJ A
Reviewed 17 October 2017 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 17 October 2017

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
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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
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.