Book Now - Owl Encounter

Go inside the aviary and meet our beautiful Barking Owl siblings, Rocco and Ruby close up.
Feed and pat them, and have them fly to you and land on your outstretched arm!
If you are lucky, they may make their signature barking sounds...

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

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: 15 minutes approx.



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

Sensible clothing, no high heels please.

Spectator Information

Accompanying friends and family may be able to view from outside the enclosure

Weather Information

In the event of rain, Encounters still go ahead and you should dress accordingly.

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. Children 12 - 15 need to be accompanied by a paying adult into the Zoo. Maximum 2 participants. Participants need reasonable mobility.
For further information please contact the Zoo

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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