There's a change in the air at Hunter Valley Zoo
Excited to have reopened their doors in October this year, Australian Wildlife Parks (formerly Hunter Valley Zoo) are now open 7 days a week and look forward to seeing you back at the park to reconnect with some of your favourite furry and scaly friends.
Now a part of Australia’s largest private wildlife tourism operator, the Wildlife Park joins Australia’s premium provider of outdoor sanctuaries for people and animals to interact up-close.
Since opening in 2007, Hunter Valley Zoo has become a drawcard to the region for tourists and families alike. Over the last 14 years, the zoo has expanded from a native only collection to now housing species including primates, American alligators, white lions, wolves, meerkats and capybaras. The park has also welcomed some new residents, expanding to include giraffes and zebras.
For those who love to get up close and personal to some of your favourite little friends Hunter Valley Zoo offers visitors their incredible animal encounters experience. Whether it’s the Black & White Ruffed Lemur, Marmoset, those gorgeous Squirrel Monkeys or the cuddly Binturong.
New to the encounters experience line up are those cute little Capybara, and for those who like to get a little adventurous sign up to feed the lions and experience first hard the power and awesomeness of these incredible creatures.
Managing Director Zookeeper Chad Staples, famous for his passion for the animals in his care at Mogo Wildlife Park and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, is excited to bring their ethos of ‘Animals Always Come First’ to the Hunter.
“We look forward, together with the Hunter Valley Zoo team, to continue to deliver world class care for the diverse collection of native and exotic species at the zoo including lions, alligators, giraffes and koalas,” he said.
Australian Wildlife Parks, bringing together Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Mogo Wildlife Park, showcases the most diverse collection of animals from all over the world. Their ‘animals first’ philosophy embodies all that they do, and their priorities in park operations.
If you can see yourself becoming a regular visitor, Hunter Valley Zoo’s Annual Passes provide excellent year-round value, you can also use your Dine & Discover NSW vouchers and save yourself $25.
Family: $225.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Children: $45 (3-15 years)
Concession: $70.00 (card must be shown)
***Please note that annual passes are non-transferable. Pass holders are required to show photo ID upon entry.***
Only 45 minutes drive from Newcastle and 2 hours from Sydney it makes for an easy day out and is literally just across the road from the vineyards giving you the perfect excuse to duck into your favourite cellar door for a sneaky wine tasting or two.