Animal encounters

Get up close and personal

Animal Encounters Bookings

Would you love to meet your favorite furry, stripy, scaly or spotty friends up close? Well you can! You can book encounters now for anytime during opening hours.

Bookings are strongly recommended, as there are limited numbers of personal encounters each day with our unique animals booking out quickly! Gift vouchers can also be redeemed for encounters and make a great present.

Select and secure your animal encounter experiences and fill out electronic waivers prior to arriving at the zoo for a seamless and swift check-in. Our waivers remain valid for any future bookings you may make for a period of 12 months.

Meet the Meerkats

This meerkat encounter is an amazing one-on-one experience which allows you to get up close and personal with these gorgeous animals. The Meet the Meerkats experience involves entering their habitat and feeding the meerkats their favourite treats, one-on-one time with a passionate Zoo Keeper to answer all your meerkat related questions, as well as a fantastic opportunity to get some amazingly close photos of the meerkats from inside their habitat. Meerkat Encounter $90 per session. Maximum 2 people. Minimum age 5 years.

Mingle with the Marmosets

Would you like to spend some time with some of the most playful and inquisitive residents of Zoodoo? This experience gives you the opportunity to meet a family of marmoset monkeys and offer them their favourite treats. You will go into the Marmoset habitat to get even closer and learn about their behaviour and unique characters from an expert keeper. Marmoset Encounter $90 per session. Maximum 2 people. Minimum age 5 years.

Sidle up to a Serval

With the longest legs in proportion to their body size for any cat species, sidling up to a serval is an amazing experience. You will enter the two male Servals habitat, Levi and Keno where they can come to investigate you and even rub up against your leg. Your keeper for the encounter can tell you all about how we care for these leggy cats. Serval Encounter $90 per session. Maximum 2 people. Minimum age 10 years.

Aussie Legends Encounter

Experience a combination of three Australian animals. There are a variety of species to select from, and can include Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos, Brushtail & Ringtail Possums, Eastern Quolls or feeding Tasmanian Devils - $100 per session includes up to 2 people per animal, minimum age 5 years.

Premium Animal Encounter Package

A combination of our most popular animal encounters; two Exotic and three Australian natives. Animals can include Australian species Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos, Brushtail & Ringtail Possums, Eastern Quolls, feeding Tasmanian Devils -. $200 per session, maximum 2 people per animal, minimum participant age is 5 years.

Lions RAW

See the Big Cats as you have never seen them before in this hour-long, exclusive behind the scenes experience. Limited to 6 participants, must be over 8yo. Children to be accompanied by paying adult. $120pp, Family (2A/2C) $360 plus zoo admission. Running Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. The experience runs from 4-5pm. Pre booking online required to secure your spot. Face masks are required during this experience. If you would like to come only for Lions RAW at 4pm and not spend the day at the zoo, please call to book and no zoo admission fee will be charged if you prefer not to also explore the zoo.

Keeper for a Day

Try a day in the life of a Zookeeper! This amazing full day experience provides behind the scenes access and multiple animal interactions! Prepare and feed-out animal diets, do some of the dirty jobs, and enjoy unique learning opportunities and real hands-on experiences. Options for ages 7+, adults, families, groups, wheelchair accessible experiences, and more! Jump on our booking platform to view availability and book.