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Father's Day at Melbourne Zoo

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by Vanessa ★ (subscribe)
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Great dining options & entertainment & FREE entry to the Zoo

Are you looking for a truly unique and memorable Father's Day experience this year? Bookings are now open for the Father's Day dining extravaganza at Melbourne Zoo!

Choose from two amazing experiences: A delectable Father's Day big breakfast in the Lakeside Café, overlooking the Japanese garden and lake, or a special lunch in the private Rainforest Room, which has its own private animal exhibit!

Each dining experience features a delicious menu*:

  • Breakfast includes a selection of freshly Zoo baked Danish pastries to share followed by Scrambled free range eggs with smoked streaky bacon, sweet spicy beans served on fresh Zoo Bakery sourdough toast.

    The Vegetarian option is sweet potato, grilled peppers & onion hash topped with a free range baked egg served with freshly baked onsite sourdough toast.

    Breakfast is served with juice, T2 tea and Lavazza coffee

    The Children's Menu consists of buttermilk pancake stack with fresh strawberries & maple syrup

    While families enjoy breakfast, children can have their faces painted!

  • Lunch begins with Canapes & freshly Zoo baked bread rolls served with Victorian olive oil, served to the table. Followed by roasted spatchcock with lemon & thyme served with a warm baby beetroot, rocket & pine nut salad. Side dish of chips tossed with feta, garlic oil & herbs.

    The Vegetarian option is pumpkin gnocchi tossed with a spicy arrabiata sauce and pecorino crisps.

    To finish, the signature dessert of cardamom pavlova with a pear & cinnamon compote and T2 tea and Lavazza coffee.

    The Children's Menu consists of battered local whiting served with chips, a side salad, lemon and tartare. To finish, Strawberry pavlova with a fruit coulis.

    Adding to the lunch time fun is a performance by a solo guitarist, a visit from a (friendly) Melbourne Zoo snake and a photo booth where families can take some memorable photos together.

    Dad can also enjoy beer or a glass of wine before taking a seat on shared tables.


    Whether you attend Breakfast to Lunch, there will be amazing prizes for all Dads attending, including a brand new BBQ plus all families receive complimentary entry to the Zoo when attending this special event!

    What's not to love with great dining options, fun and free activities and entertainment, fabulous prizes up for grabs AND complimentary entry to the Zoo for the rest of the day!

    Show Dad how special he is by bringing him to Melbourne Zoo this Father's Day! Book fast as places will sell out!

    Click here to book for Breakfast and click here to book for Lunch.

    For more information on the Father's Day at Melbourne Zoo experiences, please email or call 03 9285 9440 on weekdays.

    *Please note all dietary requirements when booking.

    *Zoo Member discounts are available.

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    When: Sunday 3rd of September
    Where: Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
    Cost: Breakfast: Adult $55, Child $25. Lunch: Adult $90, Child $45
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