Wonderful news – we are open from Saturday 30th October for regional Victorians and visitors from Melbourne.
Lion and meerkat feeding times are currently suspended due to covid restrictions.
Visitors will need to check in and show ID – there is no need to book, just turn up.
Social distancing measures apply. Please stay Covid Safe.
Our CovidSafe Plan can be viewed here.
*Closed Christmas Day.
Welcome to the Mansfield Zoo
Mansfield Zoo is one of North East Victoria’s hidden secrets, with a large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland featuring lovely views across the Delatite Valley to Mt Buller. Hand or spade feed many of the animals as you wander, including deer and kangaroos! Meet Hobbs, our mischievous capuchin monkey and Cybil the cheeky camel who loves to steal spades. Wander with Sammy, our friendly sambar deer, and Vicki the beautiful fallow deer, just some of the animals who will interact with you as you stroll around.
Bring along family, friends and a picnic lunch or have a BBQ in our undercover facilities. For those who are more adventurous, bring your tent or swag to stay overnight and fall asleep to the wonderful night sounds of the lions and other animals!
We are open every day except Christmas Day, and we give you a day pass so you can come and go on the day of your visit.
Our White Lions, Djuma and Matimba, are brothers who have lived here since 2012.
It is a privilege to have these wonderful animals in our care. Their unusual colouring is due to a “chinchilla gene”, which gives them the white-blonde coat and blue eyes. They were born in 2007. Hear more about them and see them being fed at 1.30pm weekends and Victorian public and school holidays. Djuma and Matimba have also now been joined by our two tawny lions, Rubani the lion and Dalila the lioness.
Mansfield Zoo History
Mansfield Zoo commenced in early 2000 as a wildlife park with deer and Australian native animals. Over time the collection of animals grew, and the Zoo now boasts over 200 native and exotic animals. Many of our animals can be hand-fed by visitors, which is a rare and very rewarding treat for animal lovers of all ages.
Mansfield Zoo Team
The Zoo is owned and operated by Bronwen Wilson and David Murphy. Bronwen and her son Jordan and daughter Alisha embarked on their animal-lover’s journey to Mansfield in December 2005. Day to day activities at the Zoo are also carried out by our many helpers, from work experience students at local schools, Universities, TAFE’s, and Timbertop, to Willing Workers on Organic Farms (Wwoofers) from all around the world.
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Opening hours: 10am – 6pm daily
Lion feeding: 1.30 pm weekends and Victorian Public and School holidays
Meerkat feeding: After the lion feeding on weekends and Victorian holidays
New Year’s Eve: 7.00 pm with the Zoo open until 10 pm on New Year’s Eve only
Overnight Camping: Bring your tent or swag, September 1 to May 31 each season