Saturday, 14 February 2009

Celebrate Valentine’s night by treating your loved one to a romantic, peaceful night in exotic surroundings.

The Zoo will be open from 5-8.30pm for visitors aged 17 years and over. Order a delicious platter of treats from Velluto Café, or pack a picnic and enjoy a romantic stroll through the Zoo. We have an award-winning band lined up for you, Silenzio & the Swift, alongside a programme of Valentine’s themed animal talks. Alcohol will be available for purchase.

The delicious gourmet platter picnics for two include in a trio of cheeses, selected meats, breads, crackers and a bottle of Lindauer Special Reserve.
For a truly unique experience book a candlelit dinner for two, served in your own romantic spot overlooking an animal enclosure and away from the crowds. Dinners include a selection of cheeses, meats, mussels and calamari, served with a bottle of Lindauer Special Reserve.

Picnics cost $68 (excludes Zoo entry), and the special dinner for two costs $250, including Zoo entry and a private dining area for one hour.

For more information and to book a platter or dinner, call us on 04 389 3692 or email

For an ultra-romantic treat, book an exclusive Close Encounter for two on the night. We have Red Panda, Cheetah and Giraffe encounters available, and spaces are limited so please call 04 389 3692 or email to book your special experience today.

More information about Silenzio & the Swift can be read at