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Get a whole year of access to two different wildlife parks, for not much more than a daily ticket, with Mogo Wildlife Park’s annual pass sale.

What’s better than a whole day out at the zoo? A whole year of being able to pop to the zoo whenever you want.

If you’re looking for a school holiday activity to keep the family occupied, Mogo Wildlife Park on the NSW South Coast is a great day out and is home to more than 200 animals, including the largest collection of primates in Australia.

Until the end of June, you can buy an annual pass for not much more than a day pass, so you can spread your visit out over a few days, and return whenever you’d like. Plus it’ll get you a range of discounts at the park, and a bonus annual pass for their sister park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 2,000 native Australian animals.

While a single day entry ticket for an adult is usually $38, during the sale you can get an annual pass for just $70, while the discounted annual pass for the kids is $28. And when you buy a family annual pass ($140 for a two adult family, $70 for a single adult family), the kids will get their annual passes for free.

Last year was a challenging one for Mogo Wildlife Park, having to close its doors to the public not once, but twice. First, it was during the Black Summer bushfires when staff stayed behind to save their precious animal residents from the blaze. Then, like many other tourism operators, they were forced to close again due to the pandemic.

But this year has been exciting, with three adorable arrivals. On Australia Day, Matilda the giraffe was born, followed by Toto the zebra foal in April, and just three weeks ago, Telo the adorable and very rare Silvery Gibbon joined the family.

And with school holidays coming up, there’s plenty more happening at the zoo.

Since very few of us are using our actual passports, Mogo Wildlife Park has also introduced the Mogo Passport. As you head around the park, the kids will receive a passport to visit some of Mogo’s most exotic and well-known animals including gorillas and rhinos.

At each destination, they get a sticker in the passport, and by scanning the QR code, you can watch a video from Mogo Wildlife Park zookeeper Chad Staples to learn some cool facts.

For a more thrilling experience, you can book in for an up-close animal encounter where you can feed a lion, tiger, or red panda, play with meerkats or servals, and meet a rhino or a primate. For the smaller kids, you can feed a giraffe, deer or kangaroos, or even meet a baby alligator and get your photo taken with it.

“We’re so excited to be able to offer all of these encounters. Being able to get up close and personal with the animals is such an incredible and unique experience—no one in the family will be forgetting it any time soon,” says Zookeeper Chad.

Or if you want the ultimate wildlife adventure, book in a spot for the all-inclusive Mogo Camping Adventures.

The whole family can embrace the great outdoors by camping overnight in the wildlife park. Your tents, beds, meals and park entry are all included and taken care of, so all you need to do is warm yourself by the cozy campfire, and enjoy the overnight sounds of the park’s resident animals, before waking to an alarm clock of the lion’s roar.

You then get the whole next day to explore the park, plus a giraffe feeding encounter. This one is quite limited in spots, and advance bookings are required.

When you buy an annual pass, you get unlimited access for a full year to both Mogo Wildlife Park and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. You also get 20% off purchases from the park’s food outlets or gift shop, and 20% off all animal encounter bookings, plus access to other special member deals.

“All throughout the year, there’s always something different going on, or new animal arrivals to visit. So with an annual pass, you get to enjoy all of it,” says Zookeeper Chad. 

“And by visiting Mogo Wildlife Park you’re not only getting to meet these fascinating animals, but you’re also supporting our beautiful South Coast community to rebuild for an even bigger and better future.”

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Mogo Wildlife Park annual pass sale. Enjoy a full year of unlimited entry to Mogo Wildlife Park, plus sister park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Where: 222 Tomakin Road, Mogo, NSW
When: Sale on until June 30, 2021. Terms and conditions apply.
Website: Book your annual pass online at mogozoo.com.au or at the gate.
Phone: (02) 4474 4930

 

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