Family Camp Out at the Zoo | Illawarra & Shoalhaven

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Shoalhaven and Illawarra first responder families, join us for an incredible experience camping out at the zoo! You will get to enjoy a night time safari, enjoying the animals and harbour views, meet animals, enjoy a buffet dinner and unwind at your campsite with dessert, before sleeping in tents with your family at the zoo. The next morning you will have an early start with a behind the scenes tour followed by breakfast, finishing the program at 09:30am. You can then spend the day at the zoo if you like, which is home to over 4,000 animals of 350 species.

This is a great way to spend time with your family, being active, learning about the wildlife and developing family bonds. It’s also great to connect and socialise with other local first responder families. Developing close relationships and socialising with friends, family, and others, is important for good health and wellbeing. Broadening your social networks and range of relationships with others in the wider community, is also important for your wellbeing. You will also get some low-impact physical activity, which is great to relieve stress and supports good mental well-being, from walking around the zoo.

This activity is free for first responder families. Children, minimum age 5, can be registered as part of a family but must be supervised during the entire program. This activity goes ahead in all-weather, please bring your own wet weather gear if required. You will need to arrange transport to the location in Sydney. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please submit your interest to attend this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Fortem activities team.



Mar 15 - 16 2021


6:00 pm - 1:00 pm


No Cost


Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia

Location 2



Fortem Australia Activities Team