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White Lion Darling Downs Zoo
Darling Downs Zoo
Darling Downs Zoo
Map of Darling Downs Zoo
Gatton-Clifton Road
Corner of Baines Road
Queensland 4361 Australia

Darling Downs Zoo
Clifton, Toowoomba Area

07 4696 4107

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The Darling Downs Zoo is situated in a beautiful rural setting on the eastern Downs - midway between Toowoomba and Warwick - just over two hour's drive from the Brisbane Central Business District.

This new zoo is being developed in a garden format centred on the geographical areas of Australia, South-east Asia, Africa and South America.

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Already the zoo features the only pride of African Lions in Queensland, baboons, monkeys, marmosets, serval, rare Sumatran Tiger, tropical birds, kangaroos and white wallabies, camel, deer, crocodiles and alligator, boa constrictors, the world's most venomous snakes, pythons and much, much more. The zoo is also home to the only White Lions in Queensland and the largest herd of Zebras and Giant Tortoises in this State!

The zoo is open to the public from 9.00 a.m. six days a week. It is closed on Tuesdays - except for the Queensland state school holidays when it is open every day. It is closed on Christmas Day.

Picnic facilities are available, there is a kiosk and gift shop with EFTPOS and free parking for all vehicles including coaches and caravans. The entire zoo is wheelchair friendly.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Open Times

The Darling Downs Zoo is open daily from Wednesday to Monday. Closed Tuesday except during Queensland state school holidays when it is open every day. Closed Christmas Day.
Public Holidays: Open from 0900-1600 - last admissions 1500.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability. There are wheelchair facilities to the restrooms.

General Comments

Due to quarantine and licensing regulations no pets or companion animals are allowed.

How To Get There

There is no public transport to the Darling Downs Zoo.

From Toowoomba take the New England Highway (A3) south for 45 minutes then turn left where signed.

From Warwick take the New England Highway (A3) north for 40 minutes then turn right where signed.

From Brisbane take the Gatton exit from the Warrego Highway, proceed through Gatton and turn left into the Gatton-Clifton Road four kilometres west of Gatton. The zoo is located exactly 50 kilometres along this road on the corner of Gatton-Clifton Road and Baines Road, Pilton.


Group rates are available for groups of over 15 persons. Contact the operator for further details.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$32.00   31 May - 01 Jun    
(Aged 3-15)
$18.00   31 May - 01 Jun    
Concession$25.00   31 May - 01 Jun   Pensioner, Senior or Student Identification must be presented.
Family$85.00   31 May - 01 Jun   Two adults and two children. Extra children AUD14 each.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.