One of Australia‚Ěús Favourite Zoos is Getting a $3.8 Million Dollar Playground

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We love a zoo, and we love a playground, so you can bet your bottom dollar we really love a playground at a zoo!

Construction has officially started on a $3.8 million, nature-based playground that will be sure to captivate visitors of all ages. Not only will it be a fun-filled attraction in its own right, but also will complement the new cafe located in the heart of the zoo. We're all ears! 

Perth Zoo is Getting a $3.8 Million Dollar Playground!

Perth Zoo Playground
Promising to engage kids of all ages, this all-abilities playground offers a unique, immersive experience in one of Australia's most iconic zoos.


Designed to be inclusive of all abilities, the playground is expected to be completed by spring this year. The cutting-edge design is by landscape architect Hassell and Crothers Construction celebrates Perth Zoo's animals and conservation work and has let that inspire the design of this brand-new playspace.

Featuring a "cloud deck", climbable giant Numbat, rope tunnels, swinging ropes, feather hammocks, slides, audio spotlights, and more, the playground offers a unique and exciting play experience for every age and stage.

The "cloud deck" is the centrepiece of the playground and provides an elevated experience using bridges, tunnels, and ropes, while a mister system even simulates a cloud with model cockatoos flying overhead!

The Perth Zoo Masterplan 2040

Perth Zoo Masterplan 2040
The Perth Zoo upgrade promises to create an even more engaging experience for visitors.


The Perth Zoo Masterplan is all about creating a fun and immersive experience for visitors while giving the incredible resident animals even more space to roam.

Taking inspiration from other world-class, international zoos, Perth Zoo has come up with cutting-edge designs and innovative concepts that will enrich the visitor experience beyond measure. Features of the Masterplan include a Conservation Science Precinct, Orangutan Rainforest Precinct, African Savannah expansion, Primate Run, Cafe, Playground, Visitor Centre, and more. 

The playground is set to open simultaneously with the new cafe and function centre and it's set to greatly enhance the visitor experience and facilities, all in time for the zoo's 125th birthday in spring 2023. We can't wait!

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