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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo - Weekday

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  • Exciting behind the scenes tour of Canberra's National Zoo
  • Opportunity to feed a variety of animals
  • Includes full day admission to explore the wonders of the park

Embark on an exciting two hour Zooventure at Canberra's National Zoo! This exclusive behind the scenes tour gives participants the opportunity to feed a variety of amazing animals and experience a bounty of rare and close-up encounters.

What's Included?

  • Two hour behind the scenes tour of Canberra's National Zoo
  • Animal feedings
  • Day entry to National Zoo and Aquarium

Surprise the animal lover in your life with an award-winning behind the scenes tour of Canberra's National Zoo. This two hour guided adventure gives you exclusive access to some of the zoo's most renowned enclosures and will have you interacting with a wide variety of animal residents. Have a lion roar only inches from your face, feed a beautiful sun bear and feel the amazing texture of a python's skin as one creeps over you! This experience also includes general zoo entry so you can spend the whole day exploring the wonders of the park. There's also a cafe, bistro, several picnic areas and complimentary BBQ facilities for your convenience.

Animals that are usually included are: tigers, lions, giraffes, eland, sun bears, otters, dingoes, snakes.*

Session Length

  • The tour is approximately two hours in duration however participants do not have to pay extra for zoo entry and can stay the whole day
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour time
  • Available weekdays from 3:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Book at least three weeks in advance, subject to availability


  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Participants need to be able to understand and follow directions and have good mobility
  • Participants are required to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour time
  • *While every attempt is made to include the animals mentioned on a tour the zoo cannot guarantee it, or the outcome/level of interaction, due to unforeseen circumstances (eg animals off display due to veterinary matter or enclosure maintenance) or the behaviour of the animals


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • Rescheduling requires a minimum of seven days prior, $5 fee per person
  • Cancelling requires a minimum of seven days’ notice prior to your confirmed date. Participants may reschedule to another date or get a voucher to rebook, for a $5 fee per person
  • Bookings cancelled within seven days of your confirmed date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. If you miss your experience as a result of being late or not showing up, it will be treated as a cancellation and you will forfeit any monies paid and you will not be rescheduled

Numbers on the Day

This voucher is valid for one person. The tour caters for up to 15 people.


Tours run in all weather, excluding electrical storms or high winds.

Dress Code

Casual wear and enclosed footwear recommended.

National Zoo and Aquarium is just a five minute drive from Canberra CBD.