Get even closer to our animals with brand NEW encounters and the popular Mini Zookeeper For a Day program for kids aged 8-12 years old.

Choose your favourite encounter below and book online today.

Rhino Encounter

Meet the big, adorable white rhino – Tino! Come behind-the-scenes and get hands-on with a gentle giant.

Red Panda Encounter

Western Sydney’s fluffiest animal experience is here! Join our zookeepers and get hands-on with one of the most elusive species in the world.

Squirrel Monkey Encounter

Experience an exciting encounter with one of the world’s cutest primates. Hand feed a troop of cheeky squirrel monkeys and learn all about them from our passionate zookeepers.

Elephant Encounter

Get up close to our amazing elephants and go behind-the-scenes of our elephant facilities for an unforgettable encounter with some massive mammals. 

Tiger Encounter

Experience the thrill of hand feeding a tiger! Meet eye to eye with the world’s most magnificent big cats and learn all about them from our experienced zookeepers. 

Giraffe Encounter

Meet the tallest species on earth with our giraffe encounter. Experience a hand feed and snap a photo with our resident giraffe Eyelean.

Lion Encounter

Want to feed a lion by hand? Experience Sydney’s only lion encounter and get behind the scenes with our lion brothers.

Meerkat Encounter

Come and feed our adorable meerkats, snap a photo and learn more about these African favourites during a meerkat encounter.

Hyena Encounter

Meet some curious carnivores with Sydney’s only hyena encounter. Come face to face and hand feed our clan of inquisitive spotted hyenas, Africa’s most misunderstood mammals.

Capybara Encounter

Get up close to the world’s largest rodent – the capybara. This is Sydney’s only encounter where you can feed and pat these adorable mammals.

Crocodile Encounter

Experience a thrilling encounter with an awe-inspiring, prehistoric reptile. 

Reptile Encounter

Join a reptile keeper as they give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the most scaliest and slithery residents of Sydney Zoo. 

Camel Encounter

Get up close to our majestic camels, snap a photo and learn more about these zoo favourites during a camel experience.

Mini Zookeeper For a Day

Does your child love animals? Designed for 8-12 year olds, this program takes kids behind-the-scenes to experience a day in the life of a zookeeper.

Accessible Zookeeper For a Day

Created for 13-17 year olds, this program teaches teens what it takes to become a zookeeper and provides a hands-on experience feeding and caring for a range of different animals. 

Cadet Zookeeper For a Day

Created for 13-17 year olds, this program teaches teens what it takes to become a zookeeper and provides a hands-on experience feeding and caring for a range of different animals. 

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