Opening Times


9am - 4pm


Group Bookings Welcome



The Darling Downs Zoo is now able to offer personalised encounters with our beautiful Giraffe trio.

Visitors can enjoy meeting Tulip, Lilly and Amahle every day at 11 am.  Participants meet the Giraffe at ground level and feed them some of their favourite treats while our experienced keepers tell you all about them. 

Our keepers are happy to use your camera to take heaps of photos for you and the Encounter site is close enough to the public area for non-participants to photograph you as well.  Some of the photos of these gentle giants towering over people have been very dramatic.

For safety sake there is a low fence between you and the Giraffe and there is an age restriction - only visitors 10 years of age or older can participate.  This Encounter is wheelchair accessible.

Bookings are essential - preferably several days in advance.  Bookings can be made by phone on 07 4696 4107 or by email at [email protected].

Bookings may have to be cancelled if there has been enough rain to make the paddock conditions unsafe for the Giraffe. Therefore we do not require any pre-payment - just pay on arrival.

The cost is $80 per person and, as with all of our Encounter revenue, every cent is used to support our animal collection and our preservation breeding endeavours.  As the zoo does not receive any government assistance this income is very important to us as we strive to maintain a sanctuary for endangered species.



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