Every day

Temporarily cancelled


$30 per person 

$27 Zoo Members


10 minutes


Minimum age and group sizes apply

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Temporarily cancelled

All animal encounters have been cancelled until further notice. More information

Meet our sleepy koalas when you venture into their exhibit. 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 arrive 30 minutes early. The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan up to 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.