Valentine's Night at the Zoo

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a memorable way this year by treating your loved one to Valentine’s Night at Wellington Zoo. The Zoo will be open until 8.30pm for adults only (18+), with live music from Equinox 3, an outdoor bar, and love-themed animal talks and Close Encounters. There will also be special Zoo offers available on the night, so join us for a romantic evening this Valentine’s Night!


Event information:

Date: Tuesday 14th February

Time: 5pm - 8.30pm (last entry 7.45pm)

Price: Book online and save! - $25 per entry. Standard entry fees apply on the night - $27 per entry.

Strictly R18+ 

Please do not come along to the event if you are feeling unwell.



Enjoy the evening with live music from Equinox 3 at Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha. 

Equinox 3 are a dynamic jazz trio that plays a wide range of styles including, swing, blues, Brazilian, funk and more.



Bookings for Valentine's Night packages are now open. Pre-book below to enjoy a delicious antipasto box for two from REX Tremendous Events Catering – dietary options are available. Antipasto box bookings close Friday 10th February at 3pm. These will be able to be collected in the main entrance building of the Zoo.

Hot food will also be available to purchase on the night from a food station at Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha. Banana Bar and the REX Tremendous Café are not open during the evening.



An outdoor bar will be open in the evening (Cash and EFTPOS available) at Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha.

Please note, the Zoo is not BYO licensed and we will be checking I.D and bags upon arrival at the Zoo.


Love-themed Animal Talks:

Throughout the evening there will be special animal talks, focusing on the strange and fascinating love lives of some of the Zoo’s resident animals. The talks are free, check your programme on arrival.

  • 5:30pm – Gibbon Love Island (Gibbons)
  • 6:00pm – Lemur L’amour (Ring-Tailed Lemur)
  • 6:30pm – Devil in the Sack (Tasmanian Devil)
  • 7:00pm – Queen of Hearts (Meerkat)
  • 7:30pm – One Night Stand (Red Panda)
  • 8:00pm – Love Bugs (Hero HQ)


Extra Close Encounters

A limited number of Close Encounter experiences are also available for those who want to treat their loved one to a truly wild night out.

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