Hunter Valley Zoo

Come and check out all the new babes at Hunter Valley Zoo

If furbabies and exotic animals are your thing then Hunter Valley Zoo should be on your radar. For the last 12 years owner Jason Pearson has been bringing to the Hunter Valley a collection of the world’s most exotic and intriguing animals in a beautifully laid out environment that sits smack in the middle of Wine Country.

With loads of animals of all shapes, sizes and sounds, the zoo not only allows you to get seriously up-close-and-personal, to even some of the biggest of African animals but a bunch of hands-on experiences. Including the walkthrough bird cages, native animal feeding yard to keeper talks and the very personal meet the animal encounters, there’s an experience for all ages.

In addition to the regular collection of lions, cheetahs, American alligators and camels Hunter Valley Zoo has recently experienced a little baby boom. From those adorable Meerkats and Marmoset monkeys to the oh-so-cute Capybaras.

Much to the credit of Jason and the team, Hunter Valley Zoo has evolved into a stunning sanctuary for its precious family. Beautifully landscaped the zoo makes for easy wandering with picnic areas aplenty for your morning tea and lunch breaks and are ideal for kids parties and celebrations of all types.

Highlights of the Zoo are without doubt those majestic African Lions, Kuchani and Bruiser, those crazy, and extremely noisy, Lemurs and the slightly smelly Camels who are always up for a nose rub.

Only 45 minutes up the road 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.