Have a Wild Safari at the Zoo!
Safari Birthday Tours are suitable for children turning 6 and older. Held on weekends at either 10.00am, 11.45am or 1.45pm, with a duration of approximately 1 and 1/2 hours, they include lots of animal interactions for the children.
Your own private Guide will meet you at Reception and then take your group on a Safari Tour around the Zoo! Kids get to meet and feed some of our amazing animals, such as the bears, the emus and maybe some friendly reptiles. The Birthday child gets a special treat - feeding a lion or tiger!!
Includes all day entry to the Zoo - so why not either stay later or come earlier, and make use of our BBQ and picnic facilities for a celebration lunch or even afternoon tea! Children also receive Zoo Activity Bags after the tour for some at home fun!
They are a great way to celebrate a Birthday.
Average Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
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,
Canberra, ACT 2611
Safari Tours will run whatever the weather, so make sure children are dressed accordingly.
The Tour cost is $375 and covers up to 10 children, with 2 adults are FREE OF CHARGE.
If you are a FONZ member/s, you can get another adult/s in for free in your place. (Zoo membership cards must be presented on arrival)
Extra children are $20.00 (maximum 5 extra, 15 altogether) and extra adults are $33.50. A $50 deposit can be paid on booking and the balance due on the day depending on your final numbers.
Only those in your group (see Other Info below) will be allowed into the Zoo and to follow your Tour.
Any accompanying guests and parents will get your special group entry rate at your time of arrival, and you will all be issued wristbands.
If it is raining, the tour will still go ahead so the kids should be dressed accordingly so appropriate wet weather jackets or umbrellas are essential
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. (Full T&C's are available on the Group Bookings page on our website)
Check in at the MAIN Zoo Entry. Please make sure everyone on the Tour is at the Zoo at least 10 minutes prior to your Tour start time.
All children over 4 require Indemnity Forms signed by a parent in order to participate. These can be printed off the website and sent out with your invitations. (There is a link on our Group Bookings page) They need to be handed to staff on arrival. Extra forms are available if required on the day if a parent forgets to bring theirs.
A $50 deposit or $375 is paid at time of booking. Any outstanding amount is due on arrival when your numbers are confirmed. Wristbands will be issued for all of your group.
The cost covers everyone in your group for all day entry into the Zoo & Aquarium, so why not plan to come earlier or stay later and make a day of it!
**Does the Zoo provide food on the Tour?
No, catering is not provided. You are welcome to bring your own food if you like. Since the cost covers all day entry to the Zoo for everyone, you can have your cake or snack food, or even a more substantial meal - either after a morning tour, or before your afternoon tour, and take advantage of the Zoos picnic and BBQ facilities. Don't forget to bring along a knife, candles and matches/lighter if you are bringing a cake!
**Are there any restrictions?
For safety reasons there are age restrictions. The minimum age for the Birthday child is turning 6. We understand that there may be some 5 year olds attending, and that's Ok. We make exceptions for younger children attending if they are a sibling of the Birthday child. Siblings over 4 should be counted as part of the group numbers. Siblings under 4 are not considered participants but observers, and as such may not be able to partake in some of the interactions due to safety reasons. This is at the Guides discretion on the day.
Maximum 15 children on the Tour. No real restrictions on the accompanying adults as spectators
For the safety of our animals, no balloons or streamers are allowed into the Zoo.
At the conclusion of your visit -
Collect your activity bags from the Front Counter. Its easiest to arrange for parents to meet your group and collect their children from the entry area in the car park.
If you are planning to stay in the Zoo after the Tour, please arrange with parents to collect their children at the exit to the Gift Shop. They will be able to wait there until you bring their child out to meet them.
Please note: parents will not be permitted to enter the Zoo to look for and collect their children.
Rescheduling or Cancelling: You can reschedule your booking up to 2 weeks prior. In the case of cancellation, if at least 2 weeks notice is given, there will be a full refund of monies paid. If less than 2 weeks notice is given, a $50 fee will be deducted from your deposit/payment. Please note - tours will still go ahead if it is raining.