Mogo Wildlife Park is a privately run zoo that is home to a diverse range of endangered and unusual animals. The wildlife park is located in the ancient gold mining town of Mogo, 10 kilometers south of Batemans Bay, and is set over several acres of magnificently landscaped gardens, offering world-class habitats for over 100 animals, including Australia's largest collection of primates.
When you visit Mogo Wildlife Park, you can come face to face with animals such as meerkats, feed a lion or tiger, or admire our adoring red pandas. The zoo's large grounds are home to zebras and southern white rhinos, as well as Australia's only white lions. Read on to find out how to book the best Mogo Wildlife Park tickets and all the other information you need for a fruitful visit.
Mogo Zoo reopened on 11 October 2021 after many months of shutdown. At present, guests aged 16 and up who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as all young persons under the age of 16, will be able to visit Mogo Wildlife Park. Upon arrival, all visitors must show proof of COVID-19 immunization or medical exemption papers.
Mogo Wildlife Park's dedication to endangered species protection is paired with meeting today's visitor expectations for zoos. The park provides world-class infrastructure for nearly 250 animals, including more than 44 rare or exotic species.
The king of the jungle, lions are powerful and majestic and have no natural predators. However, due to a loss of habitat and conflict with humans, African lion populations have plummeted by almost 40% in the previous three generations. Of all the large cats, lions are the most friendly. They live in prides, which are often made up of related mothers and their pups.
From the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Sumatran tiger is a population of Panthera tigris sondaica. Sumatran tigers are the tiniest of all tiger subspecies, weighing up to 140 kg in captivity. They appear to be more grizzled and maned than other subspecies.
The snow leopard, sometimes known as the ounce, is a felid of the Panthera family that is native to Central and South Asia's alpine ranges. The snow leopard's muscular frame enables it to easily traverse large steep hills. It can leap six times its body length thanks to its rear legs.
The Serval is an African wild cat that lives in the wild. It is uncommon in North Africa and the Sahel, but common in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of rainforest regions. It is found in protected areas throughout its range, and hunting is either outlawed or limited in range countries.
The Fennec fox is a small crepuscular fox that can be found in the Sahara Desert, Egypt's the Sinai Peninsula, and Israel's Arava and Negev deserts. Its most distinguishing characteristic is its abnormally wide ears, which aid in heat dissipation. The fennec is the tiniest member of the canid family.
With a bear-like body and thick russet fur, the red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat. The belly and limbs are black, while the side of the head and above its little eyes have white patterns. Red pandas are acrobatic and skilled animals that prefer to live in trees. The Eastern Himalayas are home to about half of the red panda's habitat.
The pygmy marmoset (genus Cebuella) is a small New World monkey found in the rainforests of South America's western Amazon Basin. At just over 100 gm, it is the world's tiniest monkey and one of the world's smallest primates.
The tiny cotton-top tamarins, which weigh less than a pound, get their name from a spike of white hair on their heads. The monkeys, dubbed the cutest in South America, keep researchers entertained with their antics. Cotton-top tamarins are one of the world's most endangered primates.
Siamangs are arboreal creatures that live in the rain and monsoon forests of the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. A huge neck sac distinguishes them, which they use to create socially significant vocalizations. The illegal pet trade and habitat destruction have put these primates in jeopardy.
Western lowland gorillas differ from other gorilla subspecies by being significantly smaller, having brown-grey coats, and having reddish chests. The western lowland gorilla is one of two subspecies of western gorillas that reside in central Africa's montane, primary and secondary forests, and lowland swampland.
Orangutans are large apes that live in the Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests. They are now exclusively found in Borneo and Sumatra, but they once roamed Southeast Asia and South China during the Pleistocene. Orangutans, which are classified in the genus Pongo, were once thought to be a single species.
Plains zebras, sometimes known as common zebras, are the most common and widely distributed zebra species. Its distribution is patchy, but it includes much of southern and eastern Africa south of the Sahara.
Our visitors get to witness the great collection of exotic creatures at Mogo Wildlife Park. If you want something extra special, the Up Close & Personal encounters will be an adventure you will remember for a lifetime.
Have you ever heard a tiger's laugh? Kiawah, the stunning tiger of Mogo Zoo, is certain to leave an indelible impact on brave cat lovers. This magnificent male tiger is sure to melt your heart and his enormous size, strength, and appetite will leave you speechless.
The lion feed is for big cat fans who want to get up close and personal with their favorite feline. As you approach the gate, you will be greeted by our gorgeous white lions. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hand-feed and observes our magnificent lions.
Meet-and-greets with Meerkats are by far our most popular attraction. Our meerkats aren't afraid to jump up on your lap, shoulder, or head, thanks to their busy and curious temperament. They are passionate about food and get giddy when new people come in to serve their favorite dishes.
Come meet our Nepalese red pandas and feel their gorgeous fur. These friendly, beautiful creatures will gladly come and feed with you in the morning or afternoon. You'll be able to hand-feeding them their favorite fruits and veggies.
The squirrel monkey encounter is the ideal gift for any primate enthusiast. With their naughty disposition, these cheeky monkeys are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. As you approach their enclosure in search of food, they will excitedly jump on your shoulder.
There's no better way to get up close with our friendly primates than to cruise the gorgeous Primate Islands?. You'll board our keeper boat and go to two of our Primate Islands, where you'll be able to hand-feed our breeding family of cotton-top tamarins and Madagascar's rare ring-tailed lemurs.
This experience allows you to get close with our spectacular male white rhinos while also giving you access to our off-exhibit area. You'll be taken behind the scenes by an experienced keeper to visit the night dens, yards, and feed area, as well as learn everything there is to know about these two handsome males.
One of our gentlest and sweetest encounters is with an emperor tamarin. They have a lovely, friendly temperament, and will joyfully greet you with their distinctive chirps and whistles as you enter their enclosure.
Get a close look at the amazing African Serval cats in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Guests will enter the enclosure with our cat keeper to experience the remarkable felines' playfulness and agility. You'll be able to get up close to the animals, allowing you to shoot incredible nature shots.
Mogo Wildlife Park, home to Australia's most diversified collection of exotic wildlife, now allows visitors to camp overnight in the great outdoors!
The new experience is all-inclusive, with tents, mattresses, and meals included, as well as a group animal encounter upon arrival, making it ideal for families, couples, singles, and groups. After dinner, guests will get the opportunity to learn about the South Coast's rich history and enjoy live country music over a campfire. Guests will be awakened by the distinct calls of animals the following morning and will be fueled with a meal overlooking the park's Sumatran tigers. Guests are welcome to visit the park after breakfast with the tigers.
Professional photographer June Andersen teaches classes at the MOGO Zoom Learning Centre, which is located inside the magnificent grounds of Mogo Wildlife Park.
The majestic animals of Mogo Wildlife Park, together with the lovely sounds of lions and tigers, as well as the sweet songs of gibbons, make this a distinctive and unique location for photography and learning. The MOGO Zoom course lasts two days and allows participants access to locations that are typically unavailable to park visitors, including purpose-built viewing platforms and camera portholes.
Monday to Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Keeper talks and feeding sessions begin at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. The zoo remains closed on Christmas Day.
Address: 222 Tomakin Road, Mogo, NSW 2536, Australia
Directions by Car: From the North (Batemans Bay): Travel 10 kilometers south on the Princes Highway (about 10 minutes) until you reach Mogo, then turn left onto Tomakin Road.
Bus Line: 700-1
Nearest Stations: Princes Hwy Before Annett St is 2522 meters away, 33 min walk, George Bass Dr At Ainslie Pde is 4612 meters away, 59 min walk.
The zoo is wheelchair accessible. Several steps have also been put in place at our wildlife park to facilitate the experience of guests with assistance dogs while also ensuring the care of all animals. If you are planning a visit to Mogo Wildlife Park with an Assistance dog, please email the park authorities 48 hours ahead of time to ensure that the appropriate Animal Care team members are available to greet you.
Budget: Luhana Motel Moruya, Coastal Comfort Motel, Holiday Lodge Motor Inn
Mid-range: Corrigans Cove, Barlings Beach Holiday Park, Lincoln Downs Resort
Luxury: Marina Resort, Batemans Bay Lodge, Quays Hotel
You can explore the entirety of Mogo Zoo in around 2-2.5 hours.
From the end of November 2019, Featherdale Wildlife Park took over full ownership and management of Mogo Zoo, which was formerly owned by Sally Padey.
Yes, Mogo Zoo reopened 2 months after the devastating fires of January 2020.
Yes, there are koalas at Mogo Zoo and you can even get pictures clicked with them.
Yes, Mogo Zoo is home to Kisane, a 12-year old, black-back male gorilla who arrived from Howletts Zoo in the UK.
Mogo Zoo is home to over 200 animals at present.