National Zoo & Aquarium Tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

The National Zoo & Aquarium offers an array of amazing tours and encounters!!

*While every attempt is made to include these animals on a tour we cannot guarantee it, or the outcome/level of interaction, due to unforeseen circumstances (eg animals off display due to veterinary matter or enclosure maintenance) or the behaviour of the animals.

Facilities

Free Wifi

Services

$695

The Ultimate All Day Wildlife Experience!

Spend a leisurely 7 hours doing all the things that all our staff (including our zookeepers) would love to do every day, connecting with our amazing wildlife. Your tour will give you behind-the-scenes access to our animal’s homes and unforgettable close experiences with our special residents. Spend the day helping to care for a range of our endangered species, learning how the zoo is contributing to their conservation and making connections with some of our most engaging animals. Activities will vary based animal availability on the day but will include preparing food and enrichments, assisting with animal care and training, feeding, handling, and hands-on interactions. Species generally involved in the tour are lions, tigers, sun bears, lemurs, giraffe, rhinos, tree kangaroos, otters, Tasmanian Devils, deer, reptiles and a number of others!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $125 to $155

Specifically aimed at those who love the adrenaline rush obtained from being face-to-face with a lion, tiger and a sun bear! Hand feed these magnificent animals and the get as close as you would ever want to get to our beautiful hyenas!

Guests will also look for our leopards, have a python wrap itself around them (definitely optional) and to slow the heartbeat from racing to just fast, we will then have an introduction to our otters and meerkats.

The tour starts at 7.30am to ensure the big carnivores are at their most active and the tour stays in the lower part of the zoo. It finishes near the native walk in and can connect with the following tour.

*While every attempt is made to include these animals on a tour we cannot guarantee it, or the outcome/level of interaction, due to unforeseen circumstances (eg animals off display due to veterinary matter or enclosure maintenance) or the behaviour of the animals.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $125 to $155

Starts near the cheetah and siamang enclosures and winds its way around the open range section of the zoo. On the way you will meet our ostriches, zebras and barbary sheep, hand feed a giraffe, pat a rhino and find out why the cheetah is the fastest animal on earth!
You will finish up seeing our lemur groups. 90 minutes of excitement and education!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $55 to $70

One of our experienced Keepers will take you behind the scenes to meet and feed our impressive Giraffes! Meet Shaba and Mzungu in our new Savannah area.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$125

Meet and feed our Meerkats in this memorable encounter. Be taken by a Keeper inside the enclosure where you will personally interact with these amazing animals!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $175 to $195

During your Meet-A-Cheetah experience, you will be in the same enclosure as the unrestrained cheetahs. At all times an experienced Zoo Keeper will be with you to guide you as you interact with these incredible animals

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$70

One of our experienced Keepers will take participants either to a glass wall or into the den – where you will meet and feed our magnificent White Lions. A close up experience as they roar and jostle for food!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $240 to $265

Accompany Solo on his daily walk with his keepers through an off display area of the zoo with lots of opportunities for interactions and photos.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $55 to $70

Go behind the scenes with a Keeper to meet and feed a magnificent Tiger. A close up experience where you can also ask the Keeper questions and learn more about this threatened species. Zoo entry not included*

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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