Experience the thrill of spending a family night at Adelaide Zoo and join one of our Wild Night sleepovers! Let your dreams run wild as you listen to sounds of our weird and wonderful animals. In the morning we’ll treat you to our exciting Panda and Friends experience.

Wild Nights is available on:

All 2019 dates have now SOLD OUT!

If you are interested in the next season please fill in the form below to be one of the first to know about our next Wild Nights Season.

At the slumber party you’ll get to:

  • Stay in two-person tents on our rooftop garden overlooking Adelaide Zoo. Camping mattresses are provided.
  • Get up close on an animal encounter and meet a keeper
  • Indulge in a gourmet BBQ dinner and a light continental breakfast. We’ll also provide tea, coffee, an entree, dessert and refreshments upon arrival. Please advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.
  • Explore the zoo on a night safari
  • Experience a free Panda and Friends Behind the Scenes Experience – Proudly Supported by AGL. This experience is valued at $135.00 per person. Please note Panda and Friends experience may vary at times due to panda breeding.
  • Have free Adelaide Zoo access for the remainder of the second day
  • Take advantage of a 10% discount on full price product in our zoo shop the following day

Wild Nights are available in warmer months for groups no larger than 24 people. Wild nights are family friendly and participants must be at least 6 years of age. Children must be accompanied by a supervising parent, with no more than 3 children attending per supervising adult. Toilet and wheelchair facilities are available, but sorry no power points! Guest require a moderate level of fitness to complete morning and night walks. If you have any concerns contact us to find out more.

What to pack with you?

  • Pillows and sleeping bag
  • Toiletries  (Although available, showers are limited)
  • Wet weather gear if it looks like you might need it
  • Linens and towels
  • Torch
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Any necessary medications


Want your own private Wild Night?

We welcome social groups to experience private Wild Nights. Impress your guest as you celebrate birthdays or other special occasions (minimum number of 14 participants). Corporate groups can also enjoy exclusive Wild Nights with rooms available for training sessions.

Our cancellation and rescheduling Policy

  • All payments are non-refundable. Only reallocation to another night is available for cancellations
  • Transfers to an alternate date must be made no less than 14 days prior to the camp date.
  • Wild Nights is an all weather program; however Adelaide Zoo may choose to cancel specific camp dates due to inclement weather or insufficient bookings. Whenever possible, guests will be notified in advance and dates rescheduled, or full payment will be refunded.
  • Please refer to our terms and conditions page for full details

More Information

For more information, phone our friendly Adelaide Zoo staff on 08 8267 3255 or email wildnights@zoossa.com.au.  See our Wild Night schedule for more details on your overnight experience schedule below.

Meet and Greet your Wild Nights host. Make your way to the tents on the garden roof top, and enjoy your entree whilst you settle in for the night.
7.00pmWestpac Envirodome EncounterMeet some of the amazing creatures in the Westpac Envirodome on a special tour with one of our zoo keepers.
7.45pmDinner under the stars!Be treated to a gourmet BBQ and a selection of drinks as you listen to the roar of the lions and the call of the gibbons.
8.30pmZoo night safariEnjoy a guided walk with one of our expert guides. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for our nocturnal residents.
11.00pm           Lights outRetire to your tent for a good nights sleep, ready for a early start.
7.00amBreakfast Enjoy a continental breakfast at one of our spectacular locations around the zoo.
7.50amMeerkat BreakfastMeet the meerkats nice and early for your chance to feed them their breakfast! Followed by a morning safari and free Panda and Friends experience.
8.30amPanda & Friends TourExperience the Bamboo Forest before the zoo opens to the rest of the public. Meet the Red Pandas and see their keeper give them their morning feed before moving to the Giant Panda viewing area to see Wang Wang and Funi being released to their day exhibit.
11:00amEnd of ExperienceExplore the zoo for the rest of the day!

Stay updated

Our 2019 season for Wild Nights is sold out. If you are interested in the next season please fill in the form below to be one of the first to know about our next Wild Nights Season.


Minimum Age
Over night stay at the Adelaide Zoo
Two person tent (general public) $380.00. A $50 discount on a second tent booked.
Two person tent (zoo members) $330
Fitness Level (Fitness Level Definitions)

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Fitness Levels

Basic: Basic terrain, suitable for all fitness levels*.

Intermediate: Walking upstairs, getting in and out of high vehicles and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for intermediate fitness levels.

Advanced: All day tour, which includes laborious work, getting in and out of high vehicles, walking upstairs and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for Advance Fitness levels.

* Not all basic Behind the Scenes are wheelchair friendly.

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