Food and facilities
Visit one of our cafes or kiosks at the Zoo for a delicious sit down meal, some tasty take away or a special treat.
You have plenty of options, including sampling one of our fresh pastries and sweets from the world’s only commercial Zoo Bakery. Enjoy a range of vegan dishes and delicious chefs specials at the Lakeside Cafe, a spicy BBQ kransky while watching giraffes grazing at the Giraffe Lookout Cafe, or a South-East Asian inspired menu at the Elephant Kiosk.
Arrange some tasty take-away lunch packs for group eating in style! Our pre-ordered lunch packs are a great option for groups of ten or more, as they're convenient, delicious, and stress-free.
Lunch packs come in biodegradable lunch boxes and include a sandwich or baguette, a small salad and nuts (in the adult packs), a Zoo Bakery treat, a piece of fruit and a drink.
Simply pre-order your lunch packs and collect them from the Zoo Bakery. Then it's just a matter of spreading out on the the lawns, or at one of our many picnic tables, and enjoy lunch with a wild soundtrack.
Lunch packs must be ordered and prepaid at least seven days in advance with a minimum of ten packs per order.
Low gluten options are available on request.
Pavilion hire and picnic facilities
Hire a section of the pavilion or lawn space for your Melbourne Zoo visit! Just call 1300 966 784 to make arrangements.
- Sheltered, standing room for up to 50 people
- $340 between Sep-Mar
- $255 between Apr-Aug
- Standing room for up to 150 people
- $255 between Sep-Mar
- $180 between Apr-Aug