Shoalhaven Zoo, a great place to take your little monkeys
Shoalhaven Zoo, formally known as Nowra Wildlife Park, is located in the town of Nowra on the NSW South Coast of Australia, just 2.5 hours drive south from Sydney.
This is a great place for a day out but it is cheap enough to just stop in for a couple of hours if your passing through the area. Children will not be disappointed with this private well kept zoo. It is reportedly the largest native and exotic animal park on the NSW South coast, with over 100 species of native Australian animals.
Set on 16 acres of natural bushland, which skirts the Shoalhaven river, this park has spectacular water views and the park is easy to find - it is located approximately 4km from the Shoalhaven River Bridge in North Nowra.
A quaint rainforest walk can be found close to the open picnic grounds, which you will find towards the Lama enclosure. The walk is very relaxing and cooling on a warm sunny day.
The zoo provides a fantastic family day out enjoyable, entertaining and educational. Zookeeper talks include feeding dingos, pat a koala, feed the kangaroos, reptile show, monkey and crocodile feeding.
Most activities provide a photo opportunity - photographs can be collected from the cafe area upon exiting the park.
Recent new arrivals to the zoo include leopard tortoises, a scrub python and two lamas.
During September, the zoo is running a promotion during the 12pm crocodile feeding show - one annual family pass valued at $88.00 will be given away.
If you really wanted to make a break of it, the zoo provides camping facilities with toilet and shower blocks from $12.00 a night for a powered site, no pets allowed for the safety of zoo animals and some rules apply regarding dress regulations.