roar and snore @ melbourne zoo, parkville

If you have a bucket list, grab a pen because you will want to add this INCREDIBLE experience. Roar and Snore is the a zoo visit with a difference - a visit AND a sleep over at Melbourne Zoo! The historical elephant enclosure and including the shelter that  that was Bong Su's home, has been converted into a camping ground for visitors. Running during the warmer months of the year on Friday and Saturday nights, lucky visitors get to experience some of the back stage action of the zoo whilst visit the animals under the cover of darkness. On the fully guided and action packed experience, you will learn so much about the animals, the mishaps and the inside gossip of the zoo, all whilst watching these incredible creatures do their thing at dawn and dusk.

Although many animals may have retired for the night, there is still plenty going on. Mamma learnt that the elephants don't sleep an awful lot but love to have a lullaby sung to them and enjoy a cheeky zucchini treat. That the giraffes might wanna know what is up and that the Red Pandas actually DO come down from the tops of the trees! The guides who are a total wealth of knowledge have red torches so we didn't disturb the peace too much. Come morning time, you are up at the crack of dawn too for another zip around the grounds at brekkie time. You may even have the chance to help in that department! You can also choose to spent the entire next day at the zoo when the gates open at 9am. 

Meals are included in the package and you will have your own tent set up for you and your crew, just bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. This experience is open to the whole family, with children over the age of 5 welcome. Keep in mind that the tours do run late into the evening and we didn't retire for the night until 11pm.

Mamma's special mentions: The Mammas simply love the Zoo at all times of day but you can also have a sleep over at Werribee Open Range Zoo if you want to tick it off your bucket list too! 

the nitty gritty


$205 Adults,
$150 Children (5–12 years)
$225 Saturday Adults,
$160 Saturday Children (5–12 years)
Zoo members receive 10% discount

Program runs from September through to May on weekend evenings with some additional camps running on school holidays.

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