Shoalhaven Zoo, Nowra

4.2
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Shoalhaven Zoo, formerly the Nowra Animal Park, is an animal park on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Shoalhaven Zoo is the largest native animal park on the NSW South Coast and holds over 100 species of mostly native mammals, birds and reptiles. The park is set in 16 acres (6.5 ha) of native bushland and is situated on the Shoalhaven River.

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  • Worn down and very cramped enclosures (the crocodiles had barely enough room in the water to move). Lions looked emaciated. Underwhelming and we left feeling bad for the animals.  more »
  • Great location, friendly and committed staff. Exhibits are old world. Cramped and aged fences, not of a modern zoo. Reminds me of Taronga in the 70’s. Should sub-specialise in a species and eliminate....  more »
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  • Very nice zoo with a good layout and selection of content animals. The location is a pleasant setting and the views are good. The animals are in a good place. The peacocks roam free and make it feel more wild. The lion show is a highlight. The animals are spaced out and the walk is good. The tree tops adventure is well worth adding to your day.
  • A lovely space. The staff are clearly passionate about their work, whether they are the admin and cafe staff or the zoo keepers, they were so friendly, helpful and eager to talk about the zoo's work. The kids loved the intimate animal experiences, such as feeding and petting the wallaroos and the farmyard. The talks given by the staff at the crocodile and lion enclosures were fascinating! The staff clearly feel strongly about educating the visitors and giving the animals a very high quality of life. Go and have a chat.
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