Below is a list of the top and leading Zoos in Newcastle. To help you find the best Zoos located near you in Newcastle, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Newcastle’s Best Zoos:
The top rated Zoos dealing with the protection of wild animals and endangered species are:
- Blackbutt Nature Reserve
- Hunter Valley Zoo
- Tank Aquariums
Blackbutt Nature Reserve
Blackbutt Nature Reserve is a 182 hectare nature reserve in Newcastle, offering scenic trails, native wildlife exhibits, playgrounds and recreation facilities.
With over 182 hectares of scenic natural bushland and a large array of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Visitors can engage in both recreational and educational pursuits as they explore over 10 kilometres of stunning walking trails, unwind in peaceful picnic and playground areas and interact with our environment through a unique wildlife exhibit, tours and encounters. Blackbutt Reserve is the place to go if you enjoy nature, love adventure and like to soak up culture like a sponge. And the best part is it’s free for everyone to enjoy!
Tours, Feed the Emus, Interactive Activity, Playgrounds, Reptile Encounters, Critter Encounter, School Excursions, TAFE Excursions, Cross Countries, Crafty Creatures, Vacation Care, Facilities, Parties & Events
“It’s wonderful to have free access to a lovely range of animal life, including koalas, wombats, and many native birds and more! A very pleasing bush setting with great family facilities. We visit a couple of times a year and it’s always well worth it.” – Tom Somogyi
“Newcastle is so lucky to have Blackbutt. It’s a great place for families, picnics, animals, walks, exercise, relaxing. The location is so convenient. It really is a gem inside a city that’s a great place to live.” – Brian K
Hunter Valley Zoo
Hunter Valley Zoo is located in the Heart of the Valley, Lomas Lane, Nulkaba which is only 5 minutes from Cessnock.
Hunter Valley Zoo will provide a safe, caring and natural environment to ensure the welfare of all species housed for exhibit, educational and conservation purposes within the zoo and strive to maintain the high level of care and visitor experience they have so far achieved.
Free Parking & Free BBQs, Disabled Access, Amenities, Snacks, Refreshments & Gift Shop, Map, Animal Encounters, Education & Party Bookings, Australian Birds, South American Animals
“Really the best zoo experience with lots of animals in the free range areas. Careful with sheeps goats and lamb section they can get a little rough with food on you! But very nice experience to the usual zoos!” – Ashwin Sekar
Tank Aquariums are dedicated to creating beautiful relaxing aquariums in both commercial and domestic environments. They specialise in Reef/Marine Aquascapes but are also highly skilled in producing gorgeous Tropical and Goldfish tanks.
Aquarium, Aquarium Accessories , Competitive Prices , Knowledgeable and Friendly Staff, Pet Service, Aquatic Pet Store
“Paul & his team have an exceptional level of knowledge and outstanding customer service standards. Always happy to put you on the right track, and very competitive prices. Highly Recommended.” – Gavin Ayre