National Zoo & Aquarium

Introducing our Wild Night ZooVenture!

This is more than just an evening tour of the zoo!
The adventure includes:
1. Meet and greet at the Viewing Park
2. A tour to see the animals (naturally!) and to learn how you can assist them in the wild!
3. To add some MORE excitement, choose your tour vehicle!*
4. All vehicles have their own guide/driver
5. ‘African Sundowner’ during the tour (canape and drink stops)
6. Genuine hayride to the playground for the kids
7. Dinner with drinks included

*Combination of motorised travel with some walking


Please note the following:

For your comfort tours may be postponed to another date at late notice due to:
a. Rain, as some vehicles are open-sided
b. Occasional staff shortages due to isolation rules

In the event of cancellation, guests will be contacted by staff at the earliest possible opportunity.

  • If the tour is cancelled prior to commencing, an alternate date can be selected or a full credit voucher will be given to book the tour at a later date.
  • If the tour needs to be cancelled after it has begun, then dinner, African Sundowners and drinks will proceed and a proportionate credit voucher will be issued for the section of the tour not completed.
    • This credit voucher will be for a dollar amount and can be used for any tour, encounter or admission. On request, it can be converted to a voucher toward membership, gift shop purchases or bookings at Jamala Wildlife Lodge.

Winter months

Although it is a ‘night’ tour, we need to finish the tour before it gets too dark, as the animals are hard to see and we’d prefer not to use artificial light. We will therefore recommence tours on Saturday 3rd September. You can book now for the first 2 tours in September or buy a voucher which will guarantee no price increases. Please note that menus are likely to change in September.


Click here to see vehicles and make a booking!

Introducing our Wild Night ZooVenture!

The Animals

As not all animals are out and about in the evening and we won’t be covering the whole zoo, we have other activities to make the night a real adventure!

However, expect to see most of the following:

  • Rhino
  • Cheetah
  • Dingo
  • Deer and Elk
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Ostrich
  • Meerkats
  • Koala
  • Tree Kangaroo
  • Tasmanian Devils
  • Kangaroos and wallabies
The Animals

The Food


In our Viewing Park – a choice of hot and cold dishes (to be pre-ordered).

African Sundowners:

Each tour will incorporate two “African Sundowner” stops in front of the animals with chef-prepared food and drinks.


Click here to see menus


*Menu is subject to change at short notice

The Food

Your Vehicle

The extra excitement kicks in when you choose your vehicle.


Electric Vehicles – Options to transport between 2 and 13 people on a single-vehicle. Total capacity up to 40 people

H1 Hummer (the real deal!) Maximum 3 adults and 2 kids up to 1.4m tall and 38kg

Wingman – (Mini-me Hummer!) Maximum 5 passengers

Can-Am – Maximum 3 passengers

Wolverine – Maximum 3 passengers

Viking –  Maximum 5 passengers

Bad Boy Buggy – Maximum 3 passengers (Note that 2 seats are rear-facing)

Click here for further details and tour prices


Your Vehicle

More Fun for the Kids

A hayride to the AdVenture Playground!

While parents enjoy a relaxing drink, a guide will take the younger guests on a hayride to our playground (parents can accompany them if desired). All guests paying full price can enjoy the food tasting and those on the children’s rate will be offered the children’s dinner menu.


Minimum age for the Wild Night ZooVenture experience is 6 years old. We will occasionally run kids nights where children between the ages of 3-5 will also be welcome.

More Fun for the Kids
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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