Giraffe Close-up Encounter


$50 per person 

$45 Zoo Members


Please arrive 5 minutes early


15 minutes


Every day


Max. eight people


  • Minimum age 5 years old
  • Children under 12 must be supervised by a paying adult.
  • Ages: 5 to 8 must have 1:2 adult supervision
  • Covered shoes MUST be worn

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Upgrade your visit to Melbourne Zoo with a feed of the world's tallest mammal!

In this exclusive experience, our staff will guide you through the exhibit while you make friends with this amazing animal.

Be sure to arrive 5 minutes early, and bring a phone or camera for yourself or a friend to take photos of your experience

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.

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!)