Giraffe Close-up Encounter


$50 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$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 5-8 must have 1:1 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.

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.

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!)