A close-up portrait of a Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

Close-up encounters

Cost (excludes general admission)

$20 per person 

$18 Zoo Members

Duration 

10 minutes

Availability

Every day

Restrictions

Minimum age and group sizes apply

Want a magical, memorable wildlife experience to treasure forever?

Buy a Close-up Encounter with your entry ticket and enjoy a special 10 minute experience with your favourite Australian animal.

In these encounters, you will enter the animal’s exhibits where our Wildlife Encounters Rangers will share fun and interesting facts with you.

Perfect for individuals, couples or families, these unforgettable small group experiences will allow you exclusive up-close access and a fantastic photo opportunity. 

 

 

Kangaroo Close-up

Say g’day to a kangaroo and discover interesting facts about our mob as rangers guide you through the exhibit. Meet, greet, feed, and pat the soft fur of these amazing animals.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early, and bring your phone or camera to take the perfect pic of you and a kangaroo.

Echidna Close-up

Meet one of our shy little echidnas in this unique encounter. You'll learn from our rangers how these egg-laying mammals feed, as well as being able to pat a spiky friend.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early, and bring your phone or camera to take a picture of you and your spiny sidekick. Unfortunately, this is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Koala Close-up

Meet our sleepy koalas when you venture into their exhibit. Learn some remarkable facts about Australia's favourite tree-huggers and pose for a snap with our photogenic friends.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early, and bring your phone or camera to take a picture that you will treasure forever.

Python Snake Close-up

The python encounter is the perfect way to introduce kids to snakes in a non-scary way. Our rangers will introduce you to these relaxed reptiles and you can give them a gentle pat.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early, and bring your phone or camera to take the perfect python pic.

Dingo Close-Up

Our Dingoes will make you laugh as they show off their boisterous personalities, they might even give you a kiss on the cheek!

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early, and bring your phone or camera to take a picture that you will treasure forever.