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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo - Weekday

Canberra ACT
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Highlights

  • 2 hour behind the scenes tour
  • Opportunity to feed a variety of animals
  • Entry into the zoo for the full day

The Zooventure is a 2 hour behind the scenes guided tour that offers participants the opportunity to feed a variety of amazing animals, and experience a bounty of rare and close-up encounters.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Have a 110kg Sumatran tiger leap up on the fence and take a piece of meat from your hand
  • Have a lion roar only inches from your face
  • Feel the amazing texture of a python's skin as one creeps over you
  • Meet the Brown Bears and have one of these giant creatures lick honey from your hands
  • Animals that are usually included are: Tigers, Lions, Cougars, Giraffes, Eland, Brown Bears, Sun Bears, Otters, Dingoes, Snakes & Colobus Monkeys

The National Zoo's award winning Zooventure tour is one of the most hands-on zoo experiences available in Australia, and possibly the world. If you're an animal lover looking for the thrill of a lifetime, then a Zooventure Tour at the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra is just the thing. The Zooventure is a 2 hour behind the scenes guided tour that offers participants the opportunity to feed a variety of amazing animals, and experience a bounty of rare and close-up encounters. This tour also includes general entry into the zoo so you can spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo.

On the Day

Session Length

  • 2 hours plus extra time to see the general Zoo. No extra fee for Zoo entry
  • Participants are required to be at the Zoo a minimum of ½ hour prior to tour time
  • Tours from 3.15pm to 5.15pm
  • Book at least 3 weeks in advance, subject to availability

Numbers on the Day

There is a maximum of 15 participants per tour.

Weather

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

Dress Code

Casual wear.

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Guidelines

  • Minimum age is 12 years old & able to understand and follow directions and have good mobility
  • Children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • As there is contact with cats, pregnant women need to get their doctors advise prior to making a booking

Cancellation

Rescheduling notice required a minimum of 7 days prior, $5 fee per person. Within 7 days, 100% fee. Participants are required to be at the Zoo a minimum of ½ hour prior to booked time.

Cancellation

In the event that you cancel your animal encounter or tour, the following cancellation rules apply:

  • If a minimum of 7 days’ notice prior to your confirmed date is given, participants may reschedule to another date, or get a voucher to rebook, for a $5 fee per person
  • Bookings cancelled within 7 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