Nocturnal Habitat

Ever wondered what animals come alive after dark? The brand new Nocturnal Habitat allows you to enter a world after dark and explore recreated night environments and meet the animals that call them home.

Integrated with advanced technology, this unique habitat replicates nature at night. Our animals experience a reverse-circadian rhythm due to incredible lighting devices, which makes them experience “night time” during our “daytime”. This means that we can see what these animals really get up to at their most active!

Venture through Starlight Walk, get up close and personal with elusive and exciting animal species including Striped Possums, Bettongs and Mahogany Gliders.

Enter a world after dark and see tiny nocturnal marsupials including Spinifex Hopping Mice and Feathertail Gliders. Listen to the haunting cry of the Curlew and experience a night time rainforest environment in a safe and secure manner.

Brand new for September 2019, the Nocturnal Habitat is certainly an experience not to be kept in the dark about!

Starlight Walk- Upper Mezzanine Level

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See nocturnal animals come alive after dark under a starry night sky on our Starlight Walk. Wander through this unique environment and see incredible nocturnal marsupials, including Striped Possums, Mahogany Gliders and Feathertail Gliders. Meet some of the crawly night residents, such as spiders and stick insects and see magical luminescent flora. Meet owls, Spinifex Hopping Mice and Tawny Frogmouths.

Pathway of Pythons- Lower Mezzanine

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Slither into the Pathway of Pythons to be charmed by an abundance of snakes, such as Jungle, Olive, Amethystine, Water and Black Headed Pythons. Listen to the haunting cry of the Curlew and spot bettongs and bandicoots as they scurry through their nocturnal environment.