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Christmas Day Lunch at Werribee Zoo - ALL NEW PRICE

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Enjoy a special buffet lunch inside the Meerkat Bistro
Werribee Zoo has updated their Christmas Day Lunch offer with a significant price drop!
This year, enjoy a delicious Christmas buffet, with all beverages included and a day a Zoo! Kids under 5 free!
Book your table today!

Make Christmas Day a truly special occasion at Werribee Open Range Zoo this year!

Enjoy a delicious festive buffet lunch in the Meerkat Bistro with all beverages included, a photo booth, surprise visit from Santa, a roving musician who will add to the festive atmosphere and take a wander through the Zoo grounds on Christmas Day!

The dining event will take place at midday and be presented in a private event space. The extensive buffet offers a tantalising mixture of contemporary Australian Christmas influences as well as everyone's traditional favourites, including salads and roasted meats, followed by an enticing grand dessert buffet.


Hot Items & Traditional Roast Station

Golden maple & bourbon glazed Christmas ham

Slow roasted striploin of high-country 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


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


The buffet is complemented with a 3 hour beverage package, including your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.

As it's Christmas Day, Santa will drop in for a visit and there will be an appearance from a roving musician performing Christmas classics. Make sure to stop by the photo booth to capture a special family snapshot!

You can take a walk through the Zoo grounds either before or after lunch - there will many talks taking place throughout the day and on the safari ride you might even see some of the animals opening their Christmas pressies!

Spoil the whole family by taking them to lunch at Werribee Open Range Zoo this Christmas Day!

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

The price is $150 for adults and $95 for children (5 years-15 years of age) (additional Eventbrite booking fees apply). Children under 5 are free.

Secure your ticket today at

Early bookings are advised as places are limited.

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When: Wednesday 25 December 2019, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road Werribee, VIC 3030
Cost: Price varies. Adults : $150 * | Zoo Member Adult: $140 * Child (5 -15 years): $90* | Zoo Member Child (5-15 years): $86* Children under 5 are free
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