Wild Tales - An Elephant Journey - Melbourne Zoo

Wild Tales - Elephants


Daily at 1:30pm

Please arrive 5 minutes early


45 mins


$49.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$44.00 for Zoo members

Free for Carer who holds a valid companion card


Max. 8 people


Minimum Age: 6 years

*Adult Supervision = 1 Adult : 3 Children (6 to 12 years)

13 and above - no adult supervision required

Closed-toed shoes must be worn by all participants

This is a wheelchair friendly experience

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Join one of our amazing Melbourne Zoo walking guides as we travel through time…and the back-of-house pathways of Trail of the Elephants.

Did you know that Melbourne Zoos, first elephant arrived in 1883?

On this intimate walking tour, learn about the history and ever-evolving social dynamics of the elephant herd, bulls and our newest calf arrivals.

Start your journey at the old heritage elephant exhibit and hear the incredible story of Ranee - the first elephant to ever call Melbourne Zoo home. Before taking a stroll back-of-house to chat through different types of best practice enrichment & welfare standards such as choice & control.

Finally, stop a minute to view and hear each individual’s unique story of how they came to be part of the regional breeding program and the inspiring conservation ambassadors they are today.

Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.

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

Please Note: Wild Tales - Elephants is a guided walking tour.
Not an Elephant - behind the scenes, if you are interested in this type of animal encounter, please book onto one of our Premium Elephant experiences.