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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

1-5 Wheat Road Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Thursdays - Mondays, 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
Wildlife Sydney

Private Group Dining

Enjoy WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo all to yourself with our Exclusive Dinners

Exclusive dining experience

Enjoy dinner as the sun sets, surrounded by our adorable koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Overlook our Australian Outback exhibit, home to a mob of kangaroos & wallabies, with glimpses of the city through the trees. Koala Rooftop is the perfect event venue for a long summer dinner, unique networking event, or corporate family fun day.

Located in the heart of Sydney in stunning Darling Harbour, you and 9 friends can hire WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo exclusively for the evening.  You’ll be able to explore the full attraction before dining on Koala Rooftop, with a delicious three course menu.

The experience is completely private and includes exclusive access to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, a torchlight tour with one of WILD LIFE Sydney's Zoo Keepers to learn about what the animals get up to at dusk, opportunity to get up close and personal with our adorable koalas; PLUS a three course dinner (set menu) and 2 hr premium drinks package!

Only one private seating will be available each night. This package is set for 10 people at $200 per person, including all food and beverages.  




What's Included?

  • Exclusive after-hours access to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Guided Torchlight Tour with Zoo Keeper through the attraction
  • Koala and Reptile encounter on Koala Rooftop
  • Scrumptious 3 course dinner (set menu)
  • Premium beverage package; including Sparkling, white & red wine, house beers, soft drinks
  • Memorable dining experience with 10 people

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Yes. Your experience will be completely private for you and your group with only one dining experience sold each evening. You may encounter some Zoo staff throughout your journey and of course your dining hosts will be there to look after you all evening.

Arrival is strictly required between 6.00pm – 6.15pm, when your dinner host will open the main entrance to admit guests for this experience. At 6.15pm, the entrance doors will be closed.  In the circumstances guests are running late we are unable to extend the experience beyond the booked finish time.

We aim to cater to all dietary requests, please contact us with any requirements prior to confirmation of your booking. Unfortunately any requests made on the night may not be able to be accommodated.

Yes, as a completely exclusive bookings you are permitted to include children, provided the minimum spend is still met. Please note that there is a minimum of 10 guests for this experience inclusive of all guests in attendance including babies/children. 

We are hopeful we will be able to start offering the 2 person experience soon. At this stage to make the individual dining viable we need to book at least 4 couples on a night to be able to re-start this experience, we have started a waitlist for dates in demand, once a date reaches 4 couples they will be contacted to finalise their bookings. If you would like to go on the waitlist please email events@merlinentertainments.com.au with your preferred date.

Our number one priority is the wellbeing of our guests & our team. Merlin Entertainments is working closely with the Department of Health to ensure we remain aware of updates and best practice throughout the changing Covid-19 situation. On top of our usual high standards for cleanliness we will be implementing a number of additional measures to ensure the protection of you and our team, this includes additional hand sanitiser stations, signage throughout the venue to help you follow social distancing guidelines,  ample space given between guest seating for dinner, all staff to be temperature checked on arrival to their shift and to wear gloves throughout the evening, as well as a dedicated cleaning team to ensure the venue is cleaned to standard prior to your booking and that all high touch-point areas are cleaned regularly throughout the experience.