Wild Tales Rise & Shine


$69 per person (excludes zoo entry)

Free for Carer who holds a valid companion card

The cost includes a voucher for Giraffe Café.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know 48hours prior via email (mzexperiences@zoo.org.au) or call 1300 966 784.

The cost does NOT include a Zoo entry. Be sure to book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.


Daily* at 8am

Please arrive 5 minutes early

*Excluding Christmas, Good Friday, New Years Eve and New Years.


1 hour 30minutes (including a breakfast time)


Max. 12 people


All participants require a paid ticket.

Minimum age of 5 years old.

Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult with a ratio of 1 adult per 3 children or 2 adults per 4 or more children.

Closed toed shoes MUST be worn by all participants.

This tour is NOT a wheelchair friendly experience.

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

Enjoy access to Melbourne Zoo before it opens and relax with breakfast at the Giraffe Lookout Café.

Join one of our amazing Melbourne Zoo keepers exploring the trails as the animals wake for the day. Will the lemurs be getting ready for breakfast? Or will our pygmy hippo be taking an early morning swim? 

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the zoo opens as we share incredible stories of Melbourne Zoo’s transformation from farmland to world-leading conservation organisation. Then finish with a your choice of breakfast item and freshly brewed barista coffee or tea selected from Giraffe Lookout Café.

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.

Every visit helps fight wildlife extinction.

*Please let us know any dietary requirements as least 48 hours prior to your visit via email (mzexperiences@zoo.org.au) or call 1300 966 784.