Tiger walking through bushes directly towards camera

Animal Encounters

Make your zoo visit even more special by booking an exclusive tour or encounter.

Whether you want a close-up experience with your favourite animal, a chance to meet our keepers, or an overnight stay at the Zoo, book an animal encounter to put yourself in the front row.

Due to current restrictions, the following Melbourne Zoo encounters are not currently running and we are unable to take bookings or create a waitlist:

Australian Wildlife Tour
Giant Tortoises
Gorillas
Lemurs
Lions
Meerkats
Orangutans
Reptile House
Tiger Behind the Scenes

Please scroll down to see the other encounters and activities you can currently book online and enjoy!