Book Now - Otter Encounter

**NOTE - this encounter is currently not available. New otters are arriving soon and this encounter will be reinstated after their settling in period. If you have a voucher, we can extend them until the encounter is available or you can swap it, or upgrade it to another experience. Please contact the zoo.


Meet and feed our Otters in this memorable encounter. Be taken by a Keeper inside their enclosure, where you will personally meet and feed these cuties!

Cost for making a firm booking for this amazing experience is:
$50 for one person, $80 for 2. Zoo entry not included.
Minimum age 12 years. Maximum 2 participants

Gift Vouchers are available at $50 each

Average Duration: Approximately 15 minutes



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

You will be allocated Gum Boots to wear whilst in the enclosure. Seasonally appropriate clothing

Spectator Information

Accompanying family & Friends will be able to see you inside the enclosure

Weather Information

In the event of rain, Encounters still go ahead and you should dress accordingly. The Encounter would only be cancelled/postponed in the event of extreme weather conditions. In this case your Encounter would be rescheduled to another date, or you will be given a voucher to rebook at your convenience. To enquire about re-scheduling your encounter, you will need to phone the zoo and talk with our staff. There are fees involved for rescheduling your booking.

Other Information

Zoo Entry is not included and needs to paid on arrival when you check in at the Entry Counter. (Minimum 1/2 hour prior)
(Unless you have also booked for ZooVenture, Meet a Cheetah or Family Tour on the same day)

You must be a minimum of 12 years old to do this Encounter. Participants need reasonable mobility. Maximum 2 participants

Rescheduling by a participant can be done up to 24 hours prior to the day, at a cost of $5 per person. Rescheduling within 24 hours will incur a fee of $20.00 per person (Fees payable at the time of rescheduling)