Back to Top
Hippo Encounter at Adelaide Zoo - Adult

Hippo Encounter at Adelaide Zoo - Adult

Code: SAZ422
  • $90
  • Location: Adelaide
  • For: 1 person
  1. Valid for 12 months
  2. Free exchange

You don’t have to travel to Africa to hang with a hippo! Get up close and personal with a hippopotamus during a hippo close encounter tour at this zoo in Adelaide. Also included is day admission to the zoo so you can check out many other amazing animals from around the world!

Meerkats, otters and Malayan sun bears – you’ll see a global menagerie of animals during your visit to this zoo. With your zoo admission you can spend the day viewing animals (both from Australia and other continents), relaxing in picnic areas or pick up a bite to eat from the cafe.

The highlight of the day is the special Hippo Encounter behind-the-scenes tour! During this tour you’ll get to meet Susie and Brutus, a huge pair of Nile hippos. Help the keeper give the hippos their daily mouth check and then feed them a hippo snack! With a maximum of six people in the group this is a very special experience!

You’ll also get to meet out zebra family and see a beautiful bongo (a large forest-dwelling antelope) up close!

Visit this zoo to find out more about these amazing creatures.

This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.


Adelaide CBD.

Session Length

This experience is available all year round on Fridays and Sundays only. The zoo is open for general admission from 9.30am – 5pm and the hippo encounter commences at 8.45am and goes for 60 minutes. Please meet at the Service Gate 15 minutes prior to your tour.


The price quoted is for participants 15 years of age or older. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children’s prices are also available – please refer to product code SAZ421.


The price quoted is for one person aged 15 years or older. There will be a maximum of six participants in the hippo encounter tour.


Not suitable for spectators.


This experience is not affected by the weather.

Other Info:

Videos are prohibited however you are welcome to bring your stills camera. The price includes general admission to the zoo and a place in our special hippo encounter tour.

Suitability Information:

This experience may be suitable for people with a sensory and/or mobility impairment. Please contact us to confirm your suitability.

This product is sutable for people with Sensory Impairment - Hearing This product is sutable for people with Sensory Impairment - Low Vision This product is sutable for people with Mobility Impairment


The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.

Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience

Rated 5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant present! I received the voucher for the hippo encounter as a Xmas present - fantastic idea. I was lucky enough to be the only person on the tour and spent one-on-one time with the keepers for the hippos, girraffes and meerkats and got to feed and touch all of the animals. Had a wonderful time. 24 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent up close experience with the hippos Experience was better overall and better value than expected. It was a gift from someone else which i would recommend to others or buy another one for myself. We were able to feed and wash the hippos and even pat one of them, with a bonus brief encounter with the giraffes. 17 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Exceptional tour the staff were friendly and informative and we had uninterrupted access to the animals in a safe environment, there were plenty of photo opportunities truly a wonderful day. 26 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Fantastic helpful people all round. Web site easy to understand and navigate. the experience lived up to our expectations. 25 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Such a beautiful day, the staff at the zoo were brilliant and the experience was one in a life time! Lots of great photos too! 31 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The experience was awesome and so much more than I thought it was going to be! 14 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The experience was just fantastic. 14 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The experience was just fantastic. 14 April 2012
2 next>>