Need some inspo ahead of Valentine’s Day?

The pressure to come up with the perfect date location is always high. You want somewhere different. You want somewhere you can get to know each other. You want somewhere that’s stimulating but also relaxed. You want Perth Zoo.

Here’s why…

1. Location, location, location.

Our beautiful grounds and central location make Perth Zoo the perfect destination for a date. It’s also a low-pressure venue where you can focus on getting to know each other.

Main Lake at Perth Zoo showing the beautiful green surroundings and island where lemurs live.

2. Non-stop conversation starters.

No matter where you go in the Zoo, there’s always something to spark conversation from the animals, the gardens, the staff, and other people. Plus each animal comes with a whole heap of ready-made topics – Sun Bears come from Cambodia? Ask whether your date has travelled through South-east Asia. Little Penguins fly underwater? Find out if they’re into swimming. Kids playing on the playground? Talk about whether you want kids (Too soon? 😊). So many options!

Sun Bear

3. It’s a great place to share a meal.

Researchers have found that sharing the same food as your partner promotes trust and closeness, so bring a picnic and share a gourmet selection you made yourself (and show off your culinary skills), or treat yourselves to something delicious from any of our food trucks and vending machines.

4. Perfect for creating memories.

Going on a date at the Zoo is already a guaranteed memorable moment, but you can go further with a Close Encounter (no, not that type of close encounter), a behind-the-scenes animal encounter experience, do the Zoo in chauffeur style by hiring your own personal zebra car tour, attend a free keeper talk, or goof around on the playground.

Close-up photo of a giraffe's head looking at the camera.

5. Plenty of fodder for the gram.

There are plenty of things to take photos of at Perth Zoo, and with a heap of beautiful backdrops available, hopefully you’ll be taking photos with your date (and tagging #PerthZoo). But remember not to spend the whole time on your phone.

Perth Zoo really does have it all when it comes to a perfect date location, but it’s even better at night with a live band. Check out Zoocoustics on 10, 11, 17 and 18 February. Tickets available at Ticketek.