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The Reef Vanuatu Zoological

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Visit Here Was Nothing Short Of Fantastic Loved The Turtles The Whole Experience Was A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
StevenHelen T
Educational. Great for young children.

On a day-trip around Efate we visited The Reef Vanuatu Zoological and spent around 90 mins with our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrewmD3618TA
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  • Average7%
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“coconut crab”(19 reviews)
“fruit bats”(5 reviews)
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Vanutu zoological is a wildlife conservation and education centre. Lots photos opportunities, hand feeding bady turtles and seeing some of vanuatu amazing and rare animals. We hope all our guests leave with a new appreciation for the animals that we...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Narpow Point, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 563 5829
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we were taken here with a guide from port villa, there was a lack of enthusiasm from the front of house through to the gift shop, the cages were not well maintained, we walked through the butterfly enclosure to be to told, it was too...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kyliescandolera
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visit Here Was Nothing Short Of Fantastic Loved The Turtles The Whole Experience Was A Highlight Of The Holiday

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StevenHelen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a day-trip around Efate we visited The Reef Vanuatu Zoological and spent around 90 mins with our young sons walking around and learning all about their local conservation programs. The older turtles have been rescued. The younger turtles (from 1 day through to 9...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewmD3618TA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic work by the team in the preservation of the turtles and fruit bats and the education of the local people people

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cant believe the reviews others have put more stars while still admitting the cruelty. I asked my guide multiple times, is this for conservation and assured me. Most certainly NOT legitimate conservation. Young Turtles were in tiny little concrete tanks, with tourists roughly handling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Lacey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place for children to learn, interact and have hands on experience with the local creatures. But if you are a animal rights activist you will not be happy with the way the animals are kept.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great to see and learn about local marine and bird life. Kids loved sitting in a shallow pool with the baby turtles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julia_lessing
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were told the biggest turtles were 200-260years old. These turtles don’t exceed 80 years generally. However it was exciting to see the turtles approach you for bit of fruit. I am concerned whether these animals would be better off in their natural environment. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rayneshatford
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

It was wonderful to interact with the turtles, and get up close and personal with a few other animals. The highlight of the tour was sitting in the pool with the baby turtles swimming around our feet. We chose to visit here over the other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cldih
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We really enjoyed our visit and came away having learnt quite a bit. The baby turtles while very cute have surprisingly strong jaws! It's great to see expat Aussies doing something as positive as this for Vanuatu. We wish them well with the upcoming opening...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TimberBlueMountains
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anniechook
5 September 2018|
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Response from kezzyPerth | Reviewed this property |
$20 adults, cant remember if there was a childrens price.
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anniechook
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$20 per Adult.
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21 January 2018|
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Response from ninny1954 | Reviewed this property |
Log on to their face book account and ask them all your questions However your hotel may book a tour for you We hired a car and circumnavigated the island taking in all the sites listed on the tourist map the zoo being one... More
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