NBTA Christmas Dinner 2017
Friday 1st December from 7pm at Rainforest Room, Melbourne Zoo.
Canapes and pre dinner drinks from 7pm at the Giraffe Enclosure, including a discussion on giraffes by one of the Melbourne Zoo keepers. Guests will then walk to the Rainforest Room for a sit down dinner.
Dress: Suitable for a safari? Relaxed but nice!
Melbourne Zoo is Australia’s oldest zoo and was modelled on London Zoo.
It was opened on 6 October 1862 at the Royal Park site on land donated by the City of Melbourne. Before this, animals were housed at the botanical gardens in Melbourne.
Initially the zoo was important for the acclimatisation of domestic animals recovering from their long trip to Australia. It was only with the appointment of Albert Alexander Cochrane Le Souef in 1870 that more exotic animals were procured for public display, and the gardens and picnic areas were developed. It is now one of the iconic Melbourne destinations for tourists and locals alike.
Free parking is available in the main carpark off Elliott Avenue Parkville. Entrance is via the main entry on Elliott Avenue.
Registration can be done through Eventbrite or by filling in and returning the Registration form.