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.

Your day may include:
Meeting and patting our Cheetah (Inside their enclosure!)
Morning Tea with our Cougars or Bears. Sharing a gourmet lunch with our giraffe. Meeting and feeding our gorgeous Red Panda. Hand feeding and patting a Shark.
Scattering Food inside our Otter enclosure. Meeting and feeding our tiny Tamarin monkeys
Meeting and feeding our Sun Bear. Cuddling an Emu and patting a Kangaroo.
Making animal enrichment toys and preparing food. Designing food puzzles for our monkeys to work on and solve.
Meeting and hand 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)
Bookings are not refundable, and should be made at least a week in advance.

You must be a minimum of 12 years old, and at least 1.5 metres tall to do this experience (The Meet a Cheetah component 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.
As this tour involves a lot of walking, and a variety of different animal interaction, good mobility is essential.

Check in is at 7.45am. Upon arrival for your WOW tour, please wait outside the Reception entry gate of the zoo for your guide to collect you at 7.45. Do not enter the zoo unaccompanied.

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 62878402

Participants do not need to pay for Zoo entry on the day of their Tour, so have all day access to the Zoo and its facilities.

Purchases are not refundable. Rescheduling by a participant can be done up to 5 days prior to the day, at a cost of $5 per person. Rescheduling within 5 days will incur a fee of $50.00 per booking/tour. Cancellation on the day will incur a fee of $50 per person (minimum $100 per booking) (Fees payable at the time of rescheduling)

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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Wed, 30 Aug 2017

Morning Start
8:00am Session

Thu, 31 Aug 2017

Morning Start
8:00am Session

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