Book Now - ZooVenture Tour

The 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.

Animals that are usually* included are: Lions, Brown Bears, Otters, Dingoes, Rhinos, Giraffe and Snakes

How to Book: Click on the date you wish to go, then on ‘ 0 Weekday/weekend Ticket’ and this will show you how many spots are left on that day. Click on the number of people in your party and then ‘Book Now” If there are not enough spots left, try another day – we can take up to 11 people each tour!

Buying Vouchers:
Weekday Vouchers are valid Monday-Friday only (excluding public holidays)
Weekend Vouchers have unrestricted use and can be used to book onto ANY day of the week, including weekends and public holidays.

*While every attempt is made to include these animals on a tour we cannot guarantee it, or the outcome/level of interaction, due to unforseen circumstances (eg off display due to veterinary matter or enclosure maintenance) or the behaviour of the animals.

Redeeming a Voucher: If you have more than 1 voucher, you must redeem each voucher in order to make a booking for all participants.

Average Duration: Two hours

About National Zoo & Aquarium

We are located on Lady Denman Drive, next to Scrivener Dam, near Yarralumla - approximately 9km from the centre of Canberra - just off Parkesway/Tuggeranong Parkway.

999 Lady Denman Drive,
Weston Creek
Canberra, ACT 2611

Dress Code

This is a 2 hour walking tour, so participants require seasonally appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Spectator Information

Accompanying guests need to pay general admission and may be able to view parts of the Tour within the public areas of the Zoo.

However, the Zooventure is a private Tour that goes into areas of the Zoo where there is no public access, so please be aware that any accompanying family or friends may not follow the Tour nor participate in the interactions.

They will need to either leave the park at closing time (5pm) or wait at the Cafe area until your Tour finishes at 5.30pm

Weather Information

In the event of rain, Tours still go ahead and you should dress accordingly. The Tour would only be cancelled/postponed in the event of extreme weather conditions. In this case your Tour would be rescheduled to another date, or you will be given a voucher to rebook at your convenience.

To enquire about re-scheduling any tour or encounter, you will need to phone the zoo and talk with our staff. There are fees involved for rescheduling your booking.

Other Information

IMPORTANT - IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. These also need to be passed on to any Gift Voucher recipients.
(Full T&C's are available on the product page)

• Purchase/Booking are not refundable.

• Please arrive at the zoo no later than 2.45 pm to check-in at the Front Desk. If you miss your booked time as a result of being late or not showing up, you will not be permitted to reschedule and will forfeit any monies paid.

• Participants have free Zoo entry on the day of their Tour, so have all day access to the Zoo and its facilities. We recommend you come at least 2 hours prior if you want to check out the rest of the Zoo before your Tour.

• You must be a minimum of 12 years old to do this Tour. Children 15 and under need to be accompanied by a paying adult on the Tour.

• This is a 2 hour walking tour, so participants need reasonable mobility.

• Cancelling/rescheduling an existing booking can be done up to 7 days prior to your Tour/Encounter and a rescheduling fee of $5.00 per person will apply.

• Bookings cancelled within 7 days of your Tour/Encounter will result in forfeiture of 100% of the full fee.

• If you have more than 1 gift voucher, you must redeem each voucher in order to make a booking for all participants.


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Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

Sat, 27 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

Sun, 28 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:15pm Session

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