Mogo Zoo Mogo
Where is it at?
222 Tomakin Road
Tel: 02 4474 4930
From the north, follow the Princes Hwy 10km south from Batemans Bay to Mogo and follow signs.
Where are we going today?
For kids who just LOVE animals, what better place to take them on a fun family day out than a zoo? But why not take them to a zoo that is committed to the survival of endangered animals? What a fascinating and eye opening experience that would be for them.
Mogo Zoo is a beautiful and privately owned zoo, that is located just 10km south of Batmen's Bay in the picturesque and historic gold mining village of Mogo. (hence the name!)
The guys here are completely dedicated to the survival of beautiful endangered species, and they want to teach the kids all about them!
Kids can learn about over 40 rare and exotic species - where are their natural homes, why are they there, and importantly what has happened for them to become endangered, and what can be done to change it.
With over 200 animals (including the very special White Lions of "Timbavati", the zoo also has the largest primates in any private zoo in the country!
If you want to give your children a REALLY special experience, they can take part in the interactive animal encounters. Not just getting up close to one, we mean feeding a white lion, or getting in and playing with the playful meerkats! How does that sound!?
These encounters are an additional cost to the entry, but are memories that will never be forgotten.
When you first arrive, have a look at what keeper talks and feeding sessions are on. These sessions occur at 10:30am and 1:45am every day (although varies through the holidays) - you won't want to miss out on the talk with your favourite animal!
A beautiful experience with a cause!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$29.50 (Over 16)
- Children$16 ($12 per child thereafter with the first paid sibling)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
9am - 5pm / 7 days a week
Only closed on Christmas Day
They have an online education centre where you can find syllabus based programs which can make any visit to the zoo more educational!.
Head to "Jungle Drums Cafe" for YOUR feeding time! They sell a range of tasty treats and freshly prepared food and drinks. There is indoor and outdoor seating available. .
Why not bring along your own picnic and enjoy the beautiful picnic grounds, surrounded by luscious gardens? Or why not use the various barbeque facilities situated just metres from the animal exhibits. Have lunch with the lions!.
Any Top Tips?
In the summer holidays they offer Mogo Zoo's amazing animal workshops which are really worth going to if you can get a place!.
Doing our bit
The zoo works closely with all major Australasian zoos, cooperating in various species management programs. They are also actively involved in many global breeding programs, and of course, want to promote conservation to future generations!.
Can I get one of those?
There is a fun shop that sells Mogo zoo t-shirts, caps, stationery, fridge magnets, coasters, educational and plush toys and lots more! You have to visit to find out...!.
Mogo Zoo is non-government funded. Upkeep of animals and grounds is funded purely through admission charges, 'Wild Things' Gift Shop, the 'Jungle Drum' Cafe, Friends of Mogo Zoo Memberships and their Adopt An Animal Program..
What people are saying?
by Matthew Armstrong
We had the best time. The place is so well set up. So much more than what we expected to be tucked away in a little place called Mogo. Everyone should get here at least once.
by Rachel Baartz
What a beautiful zoo! This zoo had a feeling of being up close and personal with the animals with the giraffes and meerkats and otters right up near the viewers. This place was magic - we had the Meerkat Experience where the meerkats ran around eating out of our hands and jumping on us and they were so friendly it was gorgeous. Thanks Mogo Zoo for a wonderful day out!
by Ben O'Keeffe
Utterly surprised by the number and variety of animals they have. Fantastic day out for the family.
by Lyn A
Fantastic zoo. We lived in the area for several years before going as it didn't look much from the road and we figured, being small, it wouldn't have much to it. How wrong we were. Once we stepped inside we were blown away by the animals. The enclosures and landscaping made it an even more memorable experience.
by John Colebatch
What a great place. Excellent facilities for nearly all the animals and helpful staff. A must visit if you are in the area.