SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022

Sunday, 15 May 2022 06:37

AT LAST!!

WE WILL BE OPEN TODAY - BUT ONLY TO ABLE BODIED VISITORS WITH WET WEATHER FOOTWEAR.  

OUR COUNTRY PATHS ARE GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME TO DRY OUT AND TO BE REPAIRED.

THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE AT THE MOMENT TO PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES, WHEELCHAIRS OR ANY SORT OF PRAMS.

THERE IS STILL WATER RUNNING OUT OF OUR CATCHMENT AREAS WHICH MAY POOL ON THE PATHS SO COME PREPARED.

IT IS GOOD TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME YOU BACK AGAIN - ALBEIT WITH THESE RESRICTIONS.

SATURDAY 14 MAY

Saturday, 14 May 2022 06:50

THE RAIN HASN'T GONE YET - AND NOR HAS THE MUD!!

THE ZOO WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN TODAY.

STAY TUNED FOR TOMORROW'S UPDATE.

 

FRIDAY 13 MAY 2022

Friday, 13 May 2022 06:09

SAME AS YESTERDAY...........AND THE DAY BEFORE...........AND THE DAY BEFORE.............AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT..........................

 

THURSDAY 12 MAY 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022 09:15

STILL RAINING.

STILL WATERLOGGED.

STILL CLOSED.

SORRY!!!!!

WEDNESDAY 11 MAY

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 06:23

MORE RAIN YESTERDAY AND FORECAST FOR TODAY.

THE ZOO REMAINS CLOSED TODAY.

OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT.

YES - IT'S RAINING AGAIN.  LOCAL PARKS ARE WATERLOGGED, FARMER'S PADDOCKS ARE WATERLOGGED AND THE ZOO IS WATERLOGGED.

WE WON'T BE OPEN TODAY AND THE FORECAST FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK DOES NOT LOOK GOOD.

HOWEVER, BOM DOESN'R ALWAYS GET THE FORECAST RIGHT SO CHECK OUT OUR DAILY REPROTS HERE IF YOU ARE PLANNING A VISIT.

OUR SUPER STAR KEEPERS ARE WET AND MUDDY BUT ALL OF OUR ANIMALS ARE WARM AND AS DRY AS THEY WANT TO BE.

STAY SAFE EVERYONE AND REMEMBER - IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET IT!!

 

MOTHER'S DAY UPDATE

Sunday, 08 May 2022 09:09

DESPITE A GLOOMY START TO THE DAY THE SUN HAS NOW ARRIVED AND THE WEATHER IS PERFECT!

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO VISIT THE ZOO FOR MOTHER'S DAY BUT WE ARE STILL A BIT WET UNDERFOOT SO BRING YOUR WET WEATHER SHOES - AND A BROLLY TOO, JUST IN CASE!

 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Sunday, 08 May 2022 06:02

IF YOU ARE A PLANNING A MOTHER'S DAY VISIT TO THE ZOO TODAY IT WILL BE A GOOD IDEA TO WEAR YOUR WINTER WOOLIES, YOUR WET WEATHER FOOTWEAR AND TO BRING YOUR BROLLIE!

WE HAVE HAD LOTS OF RAIN AND THE TEMPERATURE IS FORECAST TO ONLY REACH 20.  THERE MAY BE MORE RAIN DURING THE DAY AS WELL.

IT WILL BE A PERFECT DAY FOR A NICE HOT COFFEE FROM OUR CAFE.

WE ARE OPEN FROM 9am WITH A FULL COMPLEMENT OF KEEPER TALKS AND FREE PHOTO OPS DURING THE DAY.

LAST ENTRIES ARE AT 3pm AND THE ZOO CLOSES AT 4.

DON'T FORGET THAT THE GATTON-CLIFTON ROAD IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED BUT YOU CAN STILL GET TO US THROUGH TOOWOOMBA.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

Saturday, 07 May 2022 10:18

We have discovered that the Gatton-Clifton Road has been temporarily closed at the Heifer Creek Crossing #6 to allow for bridgeworks.

Apparently the road will be closed until May 13.

There is an alternative route via Mt Sylvia but this is not recommended in wet weather.

If you are coming from Gatton, the Lockyer Valley or from Brisbane the best route is via Toowoomba and then south along the New England Highway.

TUESDAY 5 APRIL

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 05:30

THE ZOO IS OPEN AGAIN TODAY AFTER SUNDAY NIGHT'S RAIN EVENT.

HOWEVER, THE GROUND IS SO WATERLOGGED THAT IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO DRY OUT ENOUGH TO ENABLE PERMANENT REPAIRS TO OUR PATHS.

AT THE MOMENT WE ADVISE VISITORS TO WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR AND TO WATCH YOUR STEP.

WE ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES OR TO PEOPLE WITH PRAMS WITH SMALL WHEELS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS UNUSUALLY PROLONGED WET WEATHER EVENT. 

 

SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2022

Saturday, 02 April 2022 08:51

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN - JUST IN TIME FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

WE ARE PROGRESSIVELY WORKING THROUGH A LONG LIST OF PATH REPAIRS AS THE GROUND DRIES OUT.  THEREFORE NOT ALL PATHS ARE UP TO OUR NORMAL STANDARD YET.  TO COMPLICATE MATTERS A BIT, MOST OF THE LOCAL QUARRIES ARE WATERLOGGED MEANING THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS PATH REPAIR MATERIAL AT THE MOMENT.

VISITORS ARE ADVISED TO WEAR SENSIBLE, OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR.

AUTUMN DAYS HERE ON THE DOWNS ARE BEAUTIFUL BUT WE DO TEND TO BE A BIT COOLER THAN ON THE COAST.  IT WILL PAY TO BRING SOME WARMER CLOTHING WITH YOU - ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN ONE OF OUR FIVE REMAING NIGHT SAFARIS FOR THIS SEASON. 

WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 9am to 4pm.  LAST ENTRIES ARE AT 3pm AND THE ZOO CLOSES AT 4pm DAILY.

THERE ARE ALWAYS LOTS OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT THE DARLING DOWNS ZOO WITH RECENT ARRIVALS INCLUDING TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEMURS AS WELL AS THE BEAUTIFUL AND ENDANGERED SRI LANKAN LEOPARD.

OUR FULL ROSTER OF PERSONAL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS IS NOW ON OFFER AGAIN AFTER THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ZEBRA AND GIRAFFE ENCOUNTERS.

COME AND MAKE A DAY OF IT - WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT TO QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST REGIONAL ZOO.

 

STILL MORE RAIN!!!

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 06:15

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2022

STILL MORE RAIN LAST NIGHT MEANS THAT THE ZOO REMAINS WATERLOGGED.

AT THE MOMENT, WEATHER PERMITTING, WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RE-OPEN BY THE END OF THE WEEK - JUST IN TIME FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK IN HERE FOR UPDATES.

 

MONDAY 28 MARCH 2022

Monday, 28 March 2022 05:44

THE ZOO EXPERIENCED MORE HEAVY RAIN LAST NIGHT AND IS WATERLOGGED THIS MORNING.

MORE RAIN IS PREDICTED FOR TODAY SO THE ZOO WILL REMAIN CLOSED ALL DAY.

ALL OF OUR ANIMALS ARE SAFE AND SOUND AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON - HOPEFULLY IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

Saturday, 19 March 2022 06:23

ONCE AGAIN THE ZOO HAS RECEIVED GOOD RAINFALL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

ALTHOUGH OUR PATHS HAVE ALL BEEN RECENTLY REPAIRED THEY ARE NOW QUITE MUDDY AGAIN.

THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR VISITORS WITH MOBILITY ISSUES NOR FOR PRAMS WITH SMALL WHEELS.

VISITORS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO WEAR STOUT FOOTWEAR SUITABLE FOR COUNTRY WALKING.

 

SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2022

Saturday, 05 March 2022 05:12

THE ZOO IS OPEN TODAY BUT WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS.

OUR PATHS ARE STILL QUITE RUTTED AND WET IN PARTS AND ARE DEFINITELY NOT SUITABLE FOR PRAMS WITH SMALL WHEELS OR FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES.

VISITORS WILL NEED TO WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR AND TO WATCH THEIR STEP.

WE OPEN AT 9am, LAST ENTRIES ARE AT 3pm AND THE ZOO CLOSES AT 4pm.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT AND OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

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