Book Now - Walk on the Wildside Tour

What we believe to be the most hands-on and interactive approach to conservation education anywhere in the world.
The ultimate all day wildlife experience! This is something that the average zoo visitor would never get the chance to see or experience.

The WOW Tour visits the majority of our animals—activities may include*

Enjoy a gourmet morning tea and lunch served at exclusive locations around the zoo
Meeting and feeding our gorgeous Red Panda
Patting the amazing Rhinos
Hand feeding and patting a Shark
Interacting with our Meerkats
Feeding our Tree Kangaroos
Interacting with a cheetah and seeing this amazing animal up close
Take our dingoes for a walk or cuddle them inside their enclosure
Hiding breakfast for our Sun Bears
Cuddling an Emu and patting a Kangaroo
Designing food puzzles for our monkeys to solve
Meeting our amazing Giraffe
Meeting and feeding Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh my!

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: Plan for a full day starting at 8am. Your experience will finish around 3.30pm

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

Please dress in appropriate seasonal attire. Plain, simple clothing is recommended as some of the animals aren't too fond of shiny objects and you may get dirty.
Comfortable walking shoes are a minimum requirement as the tour involves a reasonable amount of walking.

Concession Information

Includes lunch, morning tea and memories that last a life time. There are generous discounts available for booking more than one person onto the same tour. So why not share these fantastic experiences with family or friends?

The Tour is limited to a maximum of 4 people.

Spectator Information

This Tour 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.

Weather Information

Zookeepers work in all manner of weather conditions - and so your experience will still proceed even if its raining.

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)

• Purchases/Bookings are not refundable, and should be made at least 9 days in advance.

• You must be a minimum of 12 years old, and at least 1.5 metres tall to do this experience. (The cheetah interaction can only be done by people 15 years and older) Children 15 years and under need to be accompanied by a paying adult on the Tour.

• Pregnancy: please consult with your doctor before participating.

• As this tour involves a lot of walking, and a variety of different animal interaction, good mobility is essential.

• Rescheduling by a participant can be done up to 7 days prior to the day, at a cost of $5 per person. Rescheduling within 7 days will incur a fee of 50%. (Fees payable at the time of rescheduling) If you cannot choose a date for your tour you will be issued a voucher to re book.

Check in is at 7.45am. Upon arrival for your WOW tour, please make your way to Jamala Wildlife Lodge Reception (near the front entry gate as you enter the car park of the zoo)
You will be asked to sign an indemnity form and to select your morning tea, lunch and drinks for the day from a menu. Your guide will collect you here.

As you will be physically active for most of the day, wear comfortable clothing and footwear. For safety reasons, open toed shoes (such as thongs or sandals) are not permitted.

If you are running late or unable to attend due to circumstances on the day, please call the following number 02 62878444

Participants have free Zoo entry on the day of their Tour.

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


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Tue, 27 Nov 2018

Morning Start
8:00am Session

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

Morning Start
8:00am Session

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Morning Start
8:00am Session

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