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Address: 23 Rock Hill Rd, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4421 3949
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Private Shoalhaven Zoo Experience from Sydney
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Friendly family experience

This is no taronga zoo, but it offers a reasonable display of animals. The farm enclosure is perfect for toddlers and being able to pet the baby rabbits, mice and ducks is a fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Naomi_Tudor
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Sydney, Australia
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family booked the Shoalhaven Zoo to celebrate my niece (6) and nephew's (4) birthdays. My sister in law organised a party package which involved a Keeper talk and 5 animals - which allowed the kids to be hands on with the animals, and a Dingo experience. Our family has done several animal experiences at Shoalhaven Zoo before, and with... More 

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Thank Megan W
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend this as a day out for anyone... not the range or the fancy enclosures of the bigger zoos, but the intimate nature, natural location and ability for the kids to get close to the animals makes it a great visit!

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Thank Heather C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is no taronga zoo, but it offers a reasonable display of animals. The farm enclosure is perfect for toddlers and being able to pet the baby rabbits, mice and ducks is a fun experience.

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Thank Naomi_Tudor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a saturday, weather was good. Enjoyed the animals, we got the munchies so we ate at the cafe, the food was yum. After some lunch and much needed r & r . we explored some more. We ended up staying for some afternoon tea, was had by all. Great day , planning to return again soon.

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Thank Ian C
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a big zoo with limited attractions but great if you have smaller kids, where they can pat animals in selected section. Have your photo taken with a baby croc, a python, koala and even a wombat or dingo. Nestled on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, make a day of it and have a picnic and maybe do some... More 

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Thank Vic C
Gerringong, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the zoo is only a small one - it has big character. We went on a Tuesday and as there were very few people the animals were actually interested in us. It was a great experience with our highlights being the mixed animal show - where we were allowed to pat a baby kangaroo, a koala,a crocodile and a... More 

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Thank Ali W
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We liked the mix of animals, though it could've been a little more diverse. A mix of native and exotic animals, and chance to get hands on with a number of them (kangaroos, lambs, chickens, horses, etc..) Great location, fun day for the family

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Thank advisor_pete_b
Callala Beach, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to this zoo many times and there is always something new. The staff are very willing to include children and visitors in activities even just wandering around not necessarily a planned display activity. The grounds offer a wonderful relaxed place for a picnic lunch with magnificent views. Because it's small and a bit out of the way... More 

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Thank Robyn H
Nowra, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sited beautifully on the bank of the Shoalhaven River with cliffs behind. Very good and interesting talks suiting all ages. And then.......that wonderful slide!

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Thank sue2509
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I visited this zoo twice so far with my family. I must say that I enjoyed it both times. I my opinion I would say that it more like a wildlife park because the size of the place is still quite small (but more than enough space for a young children). They have the timetable for various animal shows, including... More 

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