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Oh help! Oh no! It’s The Gruffalo and he’s BACK these Summer holidays

  • Tuesday November 24th 2020
  • school holidays, kids activities

The Gruffalo Spotters 2 App

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This Summer, embark on the self-led Gruffalo Spotters Trail available every day of the school holidays, to discover Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and The Gruffalo, using the FREE Gruffalo Spotters 2 App! Bring each character to life through Augmented Reality and explore the latest features of the App including video recording, interactivity with the characters and selfie mode.

Then, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday of the holidays, meet The Gruffalo himself onsite at Illawarra Fly! Available at 11:30am and 1:30pm, The Gruffalo will be at the start of the Treetop Walk to say hello, take photos with and hand out special stickers*.

The App and trail are based on the best-selling picture book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Mixing animated characters with the real-world environment, children are encouraged to use their imagination, get exploring and feel immersed in a fun forest experience. All content captured can be saved to your device and shared using the #GruffaloSpotters hashtag.

Want to win a Family Zipline Tour? Purchase any retail item from The Gruffalo range and you’ll automatically go in the draw to win a Family Pass to the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour! Select from a variety of Gruffalo merchandise including plush toys of each character from the storybook, The Gruffalo picture book, t-shirts and more! The winner will be drawn at the end of the school holidays and announced on our Facebook Page and contacted via email.

Don’t forget to secure your spot on the Zipline Tour over the school holidays as tours are filling up fast. Suitable for ages four and up, it’s the perfect “my first zip” experience and fun for the whole family. Book in advance now at  

*Stickers available while stocks last.


Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577.

When: Saturday 19 December – Tuesday 26 January.

Hours: Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm). Closed Christmas Day.

The Gruffalo Meet Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays at 11:30am and 1:30pm

Cost: The Gruffalo experience is included in price of Treetop Walk. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50. Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $67.50. Children from $40.50.

Click here to book your tickets today!


We advise all guests to download The Gruffalo Spotters 2 App prior to visiting Illawarra Fly. 


Before you embark on The Gruffalo Spotters trail, please ensure you have allowed the App access to your storage. To see if your settings are correct, please click here and follow the instructions.

The Gruffalo © 1999 & TM Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler.  Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.  Developed in partnership with Forestry England.


  • We are open every day during NSW school holidays (19 December - 26 January).
  • Open hours from 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm).
  • Booking online is essential. We've reduced our Treetop Walk and Zipline Tour capacity. Booking online includes pre-paying and selecting the date and time slot of your visit.
  • We are cashless - please ensure you bring your card for on-site purchases.
  • We ask all staff and guests to practice social distancing and make use of the hygiene stations at the attraction.

For more information on our health and safety measures and updates click here.