Zoo Encounters

  • Encounter tickets do not include park entry
  • Guided encounters are available everyday at specific times, weather permitting.
  • Encounters are limited to 4 people per session
  • Some encounters are not suitable to wheelchairs
  • Some have age restrictions
  • Please read the details before booking an encounter.
  • Closed in shoes required for all personal encounters

Big Cat Encounter

This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the mightiest Big Cat of them all – the King of the Jungle – the mighty African Lion.

Session Times

  • Limit 4 people admitted per encounter
  • Participant must be 10 years and over
  • 10am, 12:30pm and 2pm daily
$100 per person

Marmoset Encounter

Enter the Marmoset enclosure with one of our keepers and learn all about these cute and fascinating animals while feeding them treats. Photo opportunities galore – bring a camera!

Session Times

  • Limit 4 people admitted per encounter
  • All ages but children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • 10am, 12.30pm and 2pm daily
$60 per person

Meerkat Encounter

Sit on a log and feed the Meerkats. They may sit on your lap or your shoulder or even your head!

Session Times

  • Limit 4 people admitted per encounter
  • All ages but children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • 10am, 12.30pm and 2pm daily
$100 per person

Giraffe Encounter

A personalized introduction to the tallest animal on earth! It is an amazing experience to stand at the feet of a Giraffe and realise how small we are. Meet our gentle giants and give them treats, feel their purple tongue as they hand feed out of your palm. The keeper will be happy to take your photos for you.

Session Times

  • Limit 4 people admitted per encounter
  • Participants must be 10 years and over
  • 11am daily
$80 per person

Zebra Encounter

This is the closest you can get to Zebras in Australia. You can give them a scratch on their favourite spot and give them a cuddle for a great photo opportunity. A rare opportunity to learn about and be so close to these fascinating animals. A horse with stripes… not exactly! Find out why.

Session Times

  • Limit 4 people admitted per encounter
  • Participants must be 10 years and over
  • 10am daily
$80 per person

Lemur Encounter

Meet King Julian and his friends. Go in the enclosure with the keeper and be entertained by these unique animals found only in Madagascar. The keeper will bring some treats and you can hand feed them and hopefully pat them too. See their little personalities shine!

Session Times

  • Limit 4 people admitted per encounter
  • Participants must be 10 years and over
  • 12:30pm and 2pm daily
$100 PER PERSON

Tapir Encounter

This is the closest you can get to a Tapir anywhere in Australia.  Go with the keepers into Tiquie’s enclosure where you can give her a scratch on her favourite spots, feel her strange skin and give her a cuddle for a great photo opportunity.  A rare opportunity to learn about and be so close to this fascinating animal.

Session Times

  • Limit 2 people admitted per encounter
  • Participants must be 10 years and over
  • 10am daily
$100 per person

Zoofari Night Tour

Experience the zoo come alive at night!

Enjoy a relaxing BBQ dinner while listening to the evening calls of the animals in the Zoo, the birds, the lions, perhaps the wolves…

Session Times

  • Saturday nights at 6pm
  • Duration 3 hours – dinner while the sun sets then guided spotlight tour
  • 1st October to 30th April
  • Bookings need to be made at least 3 days in advance
  • Minimum of 4 people per tour; please contact the zoo for bookings less than 4
  • Includes one-day zoo entry on the Sunday after the Saturday night Zoofari tour
Adults: $100
Concessions: $85
Children: $70