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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

1-5 Wheat Road Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Open daily, 10am-4pm (Last entry 3pm)
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The Gruffalo

at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo


Discover The Gruffalo at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Explore and search for The Gruffalo and other characters from the story using the Spotters Activity Trail

“Oh help! Oh no! It’s a gruffalo!”

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is celebrating the classic children’s picture book The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, by encouraging families to embark on the Gruffalo Spotters Trail!

Explore and search for The Gruffalo and other characters from the story using the Spotters Activity Trail and exciting Augmented Reality App!

Skip and stroll through the zoo like Mouse, wriggle around and hiss like Snake or sneak about on your tiptoes like Fox!

Immerse yourself in our Australian outback and find your favourite characters from the book using the free interactive App.

Follow the trail to see who Mouse meets along the way as you follow in his footsteps and stroll through the zoo. Use the fun and interactive App to bring the characters to life and capture your precious memories!


Make sure you pre-book your ticket to guarantee entry:




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Continue the adventure at home

Join us as we continue The Gruffalo adventure with you at home with these fun activity sheets!

Enjoy some quality family time or make play dates even more fun with these six different craft activities.

Gruffalo Activity Sheets



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Top Tips

  • Download 'The Guffalo Spotters App' before you visit 
  • Stand on the signs to scan the AR marker- it takes a few seconds for the photo opportunity to come up, so make sure you give it a bit of time! 


Don't forget!

Download 'The Gruffalo Spotter AUS' app before your visit!

How to get your photos from the App

Before you embark on The Gruffalo Spotter’s trail, please ensure you understand how your photos are captured and have allowed the App access to your storage. To see if your settings are correct, please click here and follow the instructions.


Important Information:

  • Please make sure you have pre-booked a timeslot by selecting the date and timeslot of your visit using the following link to guarantee entry
  • Please note that the attraction is currently open 5 days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) last entry 3:00pm - until further notice
  • Before leaving home, please check our Facebook page or website for the latest information.
  • Please be ready to make on-site payments using a ‘contactless’ bank card, rather than cash.
  • We politely request that you refrain from visiting our WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Please make sure you are familiar with all our health and safety measures before your visit.
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