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Shoalhaven Zoo

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Address: 23 Rock Hill Road, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
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Fun family day out

We visited in the school holidays and it was quiet throughout the zoo. Good range of animals with easy viewing through the enclosure. Really liked the monkeys and seeing them... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sarah H
Orange, Australia
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Orange, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in the school holidays and it was quiet throughout the zoo. Good range of animals with easy viewing through the enclosure. Really liked the monkeys and seeing them unlock the nuts. Very pretty to walk around the zoo close to the river. Nice cafe to eat at as well

Thank Sarah H
Culburra Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Shoalhaven Zoo recently and found it to be very neat and tidy and the animals seemed to be well cared for. The staff were friendly saying hello and answering any questions as they went about their daily jobs. I visited during an extremely hot day (and was 33 weeks pregnant) throughout the day I ended up fainting, the... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice local alternative to Sydney zoos. Took overseas visitors here a couple of times . Was great that they could get up close to animals and have the option for special encounters if they wanted

1 Thank lozmum
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this delightful little family run, animal caring, environmentally friendly zoo over the Australia Day weekend. We very much recommend making the turn off the main road shouts of Sydney toward Jervis Bay to visit the well cared for large variety of animals. Kangaroos, emus, wombats that lived their entertaining handlers, huge crocs, lions (magnificent), and many more. Make... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shoalhaven Zoo in Nowra was one of our stops in December on the final stretch of our drive around Australia. A beautiful more natural type zoo with lots of opportunities to get close to the animals and so much for everyone of all ages to enjoy. We spent the better part of a day at the zoo talking with... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I lived in Nowra all my life this Zoo has been part of my growing up. It has evolved from a little animal park to now the Shoalhaven Zoo. A great family day can be had here and they also have a restaurant with great food.

Thank MarriottParkMotel
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There have been so many changes since we last visited. The new farm yard area is great for kids and the lions are fantastic to see as well. Of course every one is very friendly and the keeper talks are great. The kids loved the giant slide. Will visit again.

Thank Christine A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My family loved the zoo, we have been to a few Zoo's here in Australia and overseas and this is the best zoo we have visited. The affordable zoo offers the best up close experiences, the talks by Trent are entertaining, informative and engaging. The animals are loved, cared for and respected. We spent a whole day being mesmerized. If... More 

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to this zoo several times with both young children and older persons and all ages have enjoyed the experience. The zoo is clean and easy to get around. The layout of the zoo allows visitors to get closer to the animals than in the larger zoos. Littlies can hold cute animals in the petting bars. Would recommend... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love this intimate zoo. It has a really laid back feel to it, the talks are really informative and fun. The yearly pass is fantastic value for money. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful setting by the river or grab a bit to lunch at the cafe.

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