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Our activities mean you can plan a fun-packed day from start to finish - keeper talks are often the best opportunity to see your favourite animal.

These tips should help you get the most from your day:

  • Our shows can fill up quickly. Get there early to be sure of a seat
  • Some activities can change at short notice. Check at the information hut  for any last minute schedule changes (Map ref E18)



10:00 am Aussie nocturnal house opens
10:30 am Pat a Pet at Backyard to Bush (30 mins)
11:00 am Seal Show
11:00 am Backyard Buddies (40 mins)
11:00 am Lemur Keeper Talk
11:30 am Tasmanian Devil Talk
11:30 am Chimpanzee Talk*
12:00 pm QBE Free Flight Bird Show
12:00 pm Reptile Keeper Talk
12:00 pm Reptile Photo (booking required)
12:15 pm Gorilla Keeper Talk
1:00 pm Seal Show**
1:15pm ANZ Asian Elephant Talk
1:30 pm Giraffe Keeper Talk
1:45 – 2:15 pm Giraffe Photo (booking required)
2:00 pm Seal Show
2:00 pm Farm Feed at Backyard to Bush (40 mins)
2:15 pm Big Cats Talk
2:30 pm Pat a Pet at Backyard to Bush (30 mins)
2:40 pm Penguin Talk
3:00 pm QBE Free Flight Bird Show
3:00 pm Spider Keeper Talk
3:30 pm Koala Keeper Talk

*Due to family bonding time there will be no Chimpanzee keeper talk on 18 & 19 September 2014.

**The 1pm Seal Show is on during weekends and school holiday periods only.