Time: 12:30pm daily
Duration: 30 mins
Min. age: 5 years
Price: $9.99 per person (Excludes zoo admission)
Members price: $8.99
Max. guests per session: 10

Get up close to our majestic camels!

During our NEW camel encounter, you will get to learn amazing camel facts from our experienced zookeepers, snap a photo and hand feed our camels. 

A Sydney Zoo camel encounter makes a memorable activity and is perfect for older children. Book early to avoid disappointment as only ten lucky people will get the chance to feed our camels each day.


  • Encounter booking does not include zoo entry. A membership booking or online ticket is required.
  • Minimum age of 5. All children must be comfortable in the presence of animals.
  • Camel encounters are held once per day at 12:30pm for a maximum group size of 10.
  • All participants up to 16 years must be accompanied by either a paying adult or an adult in close proximity to observe the encounter. All participants up to 18 years must have an adult or guardian present at check-in to sign and acknowledge the waiver form.
  • Anyone aged 16 or over will need to show a government-approved proof of COVID-19 vaccination or medical contraindication form to participate in the encounter. Please note that Sydney Zoo’s ‘fully vaccinated’ requirement consists of three vaccinations inclusive of the first, second, and booster Covid-19 vaccination. Dated evidence for the three vaccinations will need to be sighted upon arrival.
  • As a Covid safe precaution, a face mask is required to be worn at all times during the encounter, including during photography sessions.
  • Encounter bookings are non-refundable. Any changes to your booking must be made at least 7 days prior to your visit date. Please call us on 02 7202 2560
  • This encounter is suitable for wheelchair and walker use, however our Visitor Experience team will need to be advised prior to finalising your online booking on 02 7202 2560. 
  • Please check in at the information desk at the zoo entrance at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled encounter time. Encounters go ahead on time as scheduled.
  • The encounter runs in all weather conditions. We recommend wet weather attire on wet days. Sydney Zoo reserves the right to cancel the encounter in extreme weather conditions.
  • Clothing requirements: For your comfort and safety, please wear enclosed footwear suitable for varied surfaces and to provide safety in the habitat. Visually ostentatious garments (i.e. costumes, novelty hats, etc.) are not permitted. Upon check-in, staff will be required to sight the shoes worn to ensure visitor safety for the duration of the animal encounter.
  • Please note that any visitors who have been impacted by government health warnings (eg recent contraction of Covid-19 or Foot and Mouth disease) are required to contact our Visitor Experience team on 02 7202 2560 prior to booking. 
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