Kangaroo Close-up Encounter

Temporarily cancelled


$30 per person 

$27 Zoo Members


Please arrive 15 minutes early


15 minutes


Every day


Minimum age and group sizes apply

Read the full terms and conditions

Temporarily cancelled

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

Upgrade your visit to Melbourne Zoo and say g'day to a kangaroo!

In this exclusive experience, our knowledgeable keepers will guide you through the kangaroos’ exhibit while you make friends with this famous Australian.

Be sure to arrive fifteen minutes early, and bring your phone or camera for our staff to take the perfect pic of you and your new mate.

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.