Mamma had no idea that there was a zoo in Mansfield. A zoo with camels, deer, roos, dingos and even lions. It is pretty much everything you would expect from a country zoo too were you can hand feed the animals and get to know some furry friends without massive crowds. There are friendly roaming animals that know exactly what a bucket of feed looks like and are happy to be patted provided you stay calm and happy too. Otherwise you can feed the others with pallets on a spade through the fence - just watch that camel - she has perfected her chewing technique and is known to collect a few shovels throughout the day. The best time to plan a visit is based on the 1:30pm lion feeding time. Locals tell me it is the highlight and it happens on weekends, public and school holidays (Victorian and New South Wales holiday periods).
Mamma's special mention: Feel like sleeping with the lions? The zoo is happy to have sleep overs in swags or tents - what a wonderful adventure to be had! For more information - click here
1064 Mansfield-Woods Point Rd, Mansfield
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