Book Now - Cheetah cub Walk

Accompany cheetah cub Solo and his puppy pal Zama as you go with them on their daily walk!

During your cheetah cub walk experience you will accompany Solo and Zama on their morning stroll through the zoo’s secluded pine forest. Accompanied at all times by experienced zoo keepers, you will hear about the story of this unlikely duo and have any questions answered. The walk itself goes for approximately 1 hour, in which time you will get plenty of opportunity for pats and interactions with both Solo and Jama. A maximum of 4 people can participate in the walk per session.

Your ticket/s also includes FREE zoo entry, so you can explore the National Zoo & Aquarium after your encounter!

Minimum age is 15 years. Good mobility is essential. Please read the full T&C of this experience BEFORE making a booking.

How to book: Select the date you wish to book, then under the session day and time (‘0 Single – Tickets’) select the total number of people in your party followed by the ‘BOOK NOW’ button. Discounts apply when booking for up to 4 people.

Vouchers can be purchased for future use and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (please note that no discounts apply and weekend/public holiday vouchers can be used on ANY day). Vouchers must be redeemed to confirm a booking.
Redeeming a voucher: Please ensure that when redeeming more than 1 voucher that EACH individual voucher is entered in order to make the booking.

Average Duration: 40 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

Flat soled, enclosed walking shoes. NO thongs or high heeled shoes. Avoid bright colours in clothing and long pants are recommended. Please read the full T&C's.

Spectator Information

No spectators

Weather Information

What happens if it rains?
Also please note that the walk does take place on a dirt road, so if it has been raining it may be muddy. If the keeper feels that any outside occurrence will impact on the encounter or walk, they can defer or cancel it and rebook you for another day. Should you choose to cancel or rebook, fees will apply.

To enquire about re-scheduling any tour or encounter, you will need to phone the zoo and talk with our staff.

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 on our website. PLEASE read these before your experience)

• You must arrive by 9.15am for the 9.30am walk. Check-in at Jamala Wildlife Lodge Reception. The keepers will collect you from there.

• If you miss your booked time as a result of being late or not showing up, you will not be permitted to reschedule and will forfeit any monies paid.

• You must be a minimum of 15 years old and at least 1.5 metres tall to do this encounter. Children 15-17 years are required to be accompanied by a paying adult on the encounter.

• Pregnancy: please consult with your doctor before participating.

• You need to have good mobility and be able to understand directions given to you by the keeper.

• Participants have free zoo entry on the day of their encounter, so have all day access to the Zoo and its facilities after the encounter.

• Purchases/Bookings are not refundable.

• Cancelling/rescheduling an existing booking can be done up to 7 days prior to your tour/encounter and a rescheduling fee of $5.00 per person will apply. Bookings cancelled within 7 days of your tour/encounter will result in forfeiture of 100% of the full fee.

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


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Sun, 18 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Tue, 20 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

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9:30am Session

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Sat, 24 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Tue, 27 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Morning Start
9:30am Session

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