Mansfield Zoo is located in North Eastern Victoria, about 10 minutes drive from Mansfield and 40 minutes from Mt Buller. The Zoo lies in the Delatite Valley, with views out to the Alpine Ranges including Mt Timbertop, Mt Buller and Mt Stirling.
Mansfield Zoo opened in 2000 as a wildlife park with deer and some Australian native animals. The Zoo has grown and now has over 100 native and exotic animals on 30 acres of parkland. Most of the animals can be hand-fed by visitors, including kangaroos, deer and monkeys. A Zoo Keeper takes visitors on guided tours around the zoo, a golf cart is available to take those with limited mobility around (or to give the kids a fun ride). The Zoo Keeper guided tours are held on weekends, Public Holiday and during the Victorian school holidays.
Native Animals on display include Wombats, Dingoes, White Kangaroos, Agile Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies, Emus, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Grey Kangaroos, Cape Barren Goose, Galah, and Spotted Quoll. Exotic Animals include African Lions, Monkeys, Bison, Blackbuck Antelope, Himalayan Tahr, Alligator, Ostrich, Polecats, Camels, Rusa Deer, Red Deer, White Fallow Deer, and Llama
The Zoo offers a ‘Swagover’ adventure, where visitors can stay overnight in a swag at one of a number of locations within the Zoo grounds. You can listen to the sounds of the lions, dingoes, and other animals as you fall asleep. The swags are fully mosquito netted and weather proof. Numbers are limited to 14 people.
There is a small cafe, gift shop, picnic area and barbecues on the property. Mansfield Zoo is located at 1064 Mansfield-Wood Point Road, Mansfield and is about 2 hours drive from Melbourne. From Mansfield, follow the signs to Jamieson – the Zoo about 10 minutes from Mansfield.
Mansfield Zoo is open seven days a week except Christmas Day, from 10.00am until 5.30 pm in winter, and until 6.00 pm in summer.