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The zoo has several areas within the grounds that can cater for anything from a simple picnic or
BBQ for a large family event, through to an exclusive balcony, that allows your guests to wine and dine on the most exquisite foods, whilst being surrounded by some of the zoos largest and most breath taking animals.

Asian Aviary - BBQ area
This is a small covered pergola BBQ area adjacent to the Birds of Asia aviary. It is surrounded by the Meerkat and Red Panda exhibits with the Tree Kangaroos and Koalas close by. 2 large picnic tables with bench seats and an electric BBQ. This area would suit a small group with guests numbering around 10 - 25.
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Sun Bear - BBQ/function area
This is a small, quiet spot nestled amongst beautiful gardens with a small grassed area 
alongside a covered pergola with 3 large picnic tables and bench seats and two separate electric BBQ’s. Nearby is the Birds of Asia aviary and the Meerkats, Sun Bears and Red Panda exhibits, all can be easily accessed from the function area. This area would suit a small group with guests numbering around 20 - 50. Suitable for lunchtime events, or early evening functions (daylight savings)
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African Plains - BBQ/function area
This is a large grassed area that is situated centrally in the Zoo. It also has a covered pergola area with 3 large picnic tables and bench seats and two separate electric BBQ’s. Surrounding this area are exhibits for Giraffe, Black and White Colobus & Capuchin Monkey, Cheetah and the Native Walk Thru. This area is capable of holding larger groups with guests numbering approx 30 - 60 and many more if you utilise the adjoining grass area for picnicers it also makes a good central venue for corporate Family Days. Suitable for lunchtime events and early evening functions (daylight savings)
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The Catwalk
If unique is what you are looking for, then this is it. The Catwalk is one of the zoos major attractions.
A long boardwalk is suspended out over 30 metres into the middle of three of the zoos "big cat" enclosures, with uninterrupted views and only water between you and the big cats. Here your guests can spend time chatting and laughing, while listening to the roar of the zoos rare white lions only metres away. While on the other side the ever watchful eyes of our tawny lion pride follow your every move. This area is suitable to cater for a more up market function and can be utilized for corporate functions, product launches. Able to hold up to 100 seated guests, this area is perfect for cocktails and canapés up to 140 standing guests, in the late afternoon enjoying our animals when they are at their best. Only available for Zoo or Jamala sponsors or by special arrangement, and only available between 4.30pm and 8.30pm

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uShaka Terrace
Perched high above the rest of the zoo, the uShaka Terrace has sweeping views from Scrivener Dam to Woden Valley. Surrounded by animals, the terrace provides guests with exclusive access during the function to several of the zoos high profile animals, such as Hyenas and the beautiful Snow Leopards. Along with the adjoining Cave Dining Room it is a truly unforgettable function space. No expense is spared and your guests are guaranteed to walk away smiling. We believe that there is nowhere else like it in the world, and your guests will certainly be talking about it for many years to come. Able to hold up to 40 guests standing (terrace) or seated (Rainforest Cave). Only available for Zoo or Jamala sponsors or by special arrangement, and only available for day functions.
   
Function Information
For further details and queries, or to get a formal quote, please contact functions@nationalzoo.com.au