My kids are big Gruffalo fans so are holding thumbs that we’ll win the chance for a completely private tour of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and meet the friendly purple-prickled creature in person.

Everyone’s favourite bedtime story The Gruffalo is coming to life at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and to celebrate, one lucky family will win the chance to have the zoo to themselves on a private tour and meet the purple-prickled creature in person!

Deep, dark adventures from the classic children’s book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, will step off the pages and into the attraction with the upgraded Gruffalo Spotters App available for all guests to download in September.

Using augmented reality, the App encourages visitors to follow the fun and exciting trail throughout the zoo in search of characters from the book including Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and more.

Get The Zoo All To Yourself

To celebrate the new App, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is giving one lucky family the chance to win a behind the scenes exploration of the Darling Harbour attraction with an expert Zookeeper.

Invited to visit on a day that the zoo is closed to the public, winners will have the attraction to themselves as they discover Australia’s incredible wildlife and get up close and personal during special animal encounters.

Winners will also be able to experiment with the new features of The Gruffalo Spotters App before meeting The Gruffalo in person during a special meet and greet on the koala rooftop.

How To Enter

To be in the running, entrants simply need to leave a comment under the zoo’s Facebook (@wildlifesydney) or Instagram (@wildlifesydneyzoo) page explaining in 25 words or less which animal they would most like to meet at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and why.

Planning a visit to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo?

Save big in September by taking advantage of the limited time ‘buy three, get a fourth attraction free’ offer. The deal includes WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye. Book online and save, visit www.wildlifesydney.com.au.

Would your child be keen to have the zoo all to themselves and meet The Gruffalo? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Looks like could be lots of fun.


  • A wonderful prize that you will always remember!


  • Silly Victoria! I wish we could just leave our 5km radius!! Good Luck to all :)


  • If only we victorians could get to the Sydney zoo anytime soon


  • Not living in Sydney anymore :(

    • I don’t know if I would like a zoo all for myself. I think with visiting zoo’s it’s a bit like visiting restaurants and pubs; it’s nicer when there are more people…


  • Great prize. Such a shame we are stillin lockdown in Melbourne.


  • This sounds brilliant!


  • That’s a great prize – I’m sure someone is going to be very happy.


  • My son loves Gruffalo. He will be very happy to see it.


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