Wednesday 25 December 2019


Lunch is from 12pm - 3pm with entry into the Zoo from 11am


Werribee Open Range Zoo 


Adults $150 *

Child (5 -15 years) $95*

Zoo Member Adult $140 **

Zoo Member Child (5-15 years) $90**

Children under 5 are free

Children 4 years and under are free of charge, however please select “4 & under (seat)” or “4 & under (high chair)” depending on what is suitable for each individual guest.

*Eventbrite booking fees apply

**Zoo Member tickets require a valid Zoo Membership card which must be presented on entry

Enjoy Christmas Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo with a special buffet lunch!

Why not join us for a festive buffet lunch in the Meerkat Bistro (closed off to the public) where you will find the best of the season’s Christmas fare including traditional favourites, salads & roasted meats, followed by an enticing dessert buffet.

Santa will make a guest appearance and the photo booth will capture your 2019 Christmas day special moments. A musician will entertain and delight you with some festive tunes. Wander through the Zoo grounds and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the animals on this special day whilst taking advantage of the exciting Zoo Keeper talks and safari ride.

Alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the 3-hour event as well as a range of soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.

Hot Items & Traditional Roast Station

Golden maple & bourbon glazed Christmas ham,

Slow roasted striploin of high-country beef with thyme & horseradish, grain mustard & cider jus

Butter & chestnut roasted turkey breast with baby onions & heirloom carrots, cranberry sauce

Cranberry, apple & sage roasted vegetable loaf, salsa verde

Lemon thyme roast potatoes & young parsnips, pangrattato

Dukkha baked pumpkin with fetta crumble

Steamed green beans toasted almonds, pomegranate & raspberry vinaigrette

Salads & Cold Selection

Asparagus, golden beet & goats cheese summer tart with baby sorrel

Heirloom young tomato salad, torn mozzarella & basil, olives

Forager salad pomegranate toasted seeds flowers

Freshly baked Zoo Bakery artisan breads

Dessert Station

Traditional Christmas pudding with a rich brandy custard

Build your own pavlova bar with fresh summer berries, white peach & vanilla curd, double cream & chocolate crunch, pistachio praline

Seasonal fruit platter with stone fruits, cherries & mangoes

Australian cheese selection, lavosh & quince paste

Zoo Bakery mince pies