Need to know
- Access to The Waterhole precinct is free with your Zoo entry
- Located half way around the Zoo circuit, it’s the perfect spot for a pit stop!
- Open 10am - 2pm daily (10am - 4pm during NSW school holidays)
- The waterplay is closed for the cooler months and will reopen 1 September 2021.
What to expect
The Zoo’s new Waterhole precinct is located halfway round the Zoo circuit. Home to a stunning outdoor café overlooking animals such as Barbary Sheep, Blackbuck and Addax, The waterhole is sure to be a popular stop during your Zoo adventure!
Order a coffee, lunch or tasty treat from the café and enjoy next to our beautiful Meerkat and Tortoise habitats. The kids will love the interactive Meerkat tunnel and pop up window bringing them eye to eye with the busy Meerkat mob.
They’ll also love the love the water play area featuring animal sculptures and automated water jets.
The Waterhole is a must do on your visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.