Elephant behind the scenes


$210.00 per person 

$189.00 Zoo Members

All participants regardless of age must have a paid ticked booked for them


8am everyday (arrive 5 minutes early)


35 minutes

Group size

Max. 6 people


Minimum age 6 years. Participants aged 6-9 years must have accompanying adult supervision.

1 Adult per 3 Children or 2 Adults per 4 + Children ratio required. Each participant, adults and children will require their own  paid ticket to attend.

This experience is not mobility/ wheelchair friendly

Closed-toe shoes must be worn

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all encounters, behind the scenes, tours and in some animal habitats, which will be signed

Read the full terms and conditions

For a limited time only!

Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances this experience is not currently available.  Please check back later or join us for one of our other animal encounters.

Join your zoo host and our passionate Elephant Keepers for this intimate behind-the-scenes, small-group experience.

Enter the zoo through Main Gate before it officially opens, travel back-of-house to explore the Elephant Barn, and watch as they choose to participate in daily training sessions and interact with provided enrichment (this may vary depending on the day). Along the way, learn about the dynamics of our ever-changing herd behaviour as we integrate our new bull arrival, Luk Chai, onsite, and how we are preparing our Elephants for their upcoming move to Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Each encounter will be unique, allowing our Keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice to control how they participate. If you’re an Elephant lover, this is one not to be missed!

Zoo entry not included. Book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.

This experience is currently operating with a COVIDSafe plan in place, if you’ve done this experience before, it may be a little different this time around (but no less fun!)