Book Now - Family Tour

Similar to the popular Zooventure , this interactive tour is designed with younger children in mind and is a tour for mums and dads to enjoy with their kids! Come face to face with creatures both great and small. Join this fun family adventure that is sure to thrill both young and old! Suitable for children 4 years and older.

Enjoy the antics of the monkeys, feed a sun bear and the fallow deer, challenge yourself to hold or touch a snake and make friends with dingo's, kangaroos and emus.

The Family Tour encompasses the best of the zoo in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. Participants will go behind the scenes to meet and feed some of the zoos favourite animals. See you at the zoo!
Tours start at 3.45pm and run (with prior bookings only) Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


The Family Tour is just $85.00 per person on weekdays (Thursdays and Fridays) and $100.00 on weekends and includes FREE Zoo entry!

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”. It's important to buy a ticket for every participant (over 4 years)
If there are not enough spots left, try another day – we can take up to 12 people each tour!

Average Duration: 1.5 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

Spectator Information

The Family Tour is a private Tour that goes into areas of the Zoo where there is no public access, so please be aware that guests are not permitted on the tour, only paying customers.

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)

• Please arrive at the zoo no later than 3.15 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.

• Children must be a minimum of 4 years old to participate in the animal interactions on the Tour. Younger siblings may accompany you on the Tour (as long as a minimum of 2 adults are booked) but will be required to be carried. You do not need to pay for them, and they are not considered to be a participant. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a paying adult on the Tour.

• Participants have free Zoo entry on the day of their Tour, so they 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.

• Purchases/Bookings are not refundable.

• 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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Fri, 26 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:45pm Session

Sat, 27 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:45pm Session

Sun, 28 Oct 2018

Afternoon Start
3:45pm Session

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