Kangaroo Close-up Encounter


$31 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$28 Zoo Members

All participants regardless of age must have a paid ticked booked for them


Please arrive 5 minutes early


15 minutes


Every day


Max. 10 people


Participants aged 12 or under must have accompanying adult supervision. 1 Adult per 3 Children or 2 Adults per 4 + Children ratio required.

Each participant, adults and children will require their own paid ticket to attend.

Covered shoes must be worn.

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all encounters, behind the scenes, tours and in some animal habitats, which will be signed.

Read the full terms and conditions

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 animal.

Each encounter will be unique, allowing our Keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice to control how they participate.

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.

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!)