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The Darling Downs Zoo is open to visitors every day of the year except Christmas Day. The zoo opens at 9am. Last admissions are at 3pm. The gates close at 4pm.

THE ZOO IS IN A RURAL AREA OF QUEENSLAND. OUR PATHS ARE COUNTRY PATHS. IT CAN BE HOT HERE IN THE SUMMER AND COLD IN THE WINTER!

We provide free sunscreen and fly spray for your convenience.

The zoo may close early on days of extreme weather conditions out of consideration for human and animal welfare and safety.  If it is a very hot, wet or stormy day it may pay to contact us in advance if you are planning a visit.

Encounters

Would you like to get up close and personal with some of our incredible animals? You could feed a lion, find out just a tall a Giraffe is, cuddle a Tapir or Zebra, get climbed on by Meerkats or jumped all over by Marmosets or Lemurs!

Our personal encounters are an amazing and unique way to meet these stunning animals!

NIGHT ZOOFARI

See the Zoo at night. Enjoy a BBQ dinner as the sun sets before a spotlight tour of the main circuit of the Zoo. See the Alligators feed from just over a metre away, hear the Lions roar and the Maned Wolves bark-howl, watch as the Big Cats all get a treat and ask as many questions as you like along the way.

ZOO PROJECTS

The Zoo is continually growing, with larger enclosures for the current animals, importing new animals and helping our native wildlife.

Our next building projects are…

Little Penguin

A larger enclosure for our Komodo Dragon

Our next Import…

Our next import is the Binturong, also known as a Bear Cat.

Breeding Program expansion…

Our Bilby breeding program needs a new enclosure so we can start a 2nd breeding group.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Darling Downs Zoo has imported many species over the years, not just for our Zoo but for many Zoo’s in Australia. These species include…

Hamadryas Baboon, African Lions, Serval, Aldabra Tortoise, Zebra, Marmosets & Tamarins, Lemurs, Binturong, Cheetah, Caracal, Leopards, Brazilian Agouti, Radiated Tortoises, Komodo Dragon and the Yellow Anaconda.