Every day


$30 per person 

$27 Zoo Members


10 minutes


Max. 6 people


All participants require a paid ticket.

Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Read the full terms and conditions

Meet our sleepy koalas

Learn some remarkable facts about Australia's favourite tree-huggers and see why they've captured the nation's hearts.

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

Be sure to check in at the ticket office at least 30 minutes prior to your encounter to collect your wristband. The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan at least 15 minutes to meet your host and keeper, and hear the safety briefing.

When you purchase a Close-up Encounter you are directly contributing to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.

This experience is currently operating with a COVIDSafe plan in place, if you’ve done this experience before, it may be a little different this time around (but no less fun!)