Hippo Encounter at Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide, SA
Age 15+
Age 6-14



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  • Hang out with a hippo!
  • Learn from expert zoo keepers as you help them behind the scenes
  • Full day zoo admission included

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!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Hippo encounter
  • Knowledgeable zoo keeper guides
  • Zoo entry

Meerkats, otters and Malayan sun bears - you will 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 will 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 will 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.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience is available all year round on Fridays and Sundays only
  • The zoo is open for general admission from 9.30am and 5pm and the hippo encounter commences at 8.45am and goes for 60 minutes

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the experience, bookings for this exact experience cannot be guaranteed for more than 3 months from the date of purchase.

Numbers on the Day

There will be a maximum of six participants in the hippo encounter tour.


This experience is not affected by the weather.

Dress Code

Wear casual and comfortable clothing and closed-in, practical shoes. Please do not wear red or bright colours as this may disturb the animals.

Other Info

Videos are prohibited however you are welcome to bring your stills camera.

... and Importantly


  • Adult: 15 years old+
  • Child: 6-14 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult


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