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Dingo puppy encounter

Dingo Puppy Encounter

Time: 11am and 11:30am daily - during October & November only
Duration: 30 mins
Min. age: 3 years
Price: $44 per person (Excludes zoo admission)
Members price: $40 (Includes zoo admission)
Max. guests per session: 5

Get up close to our dingo puppies

Dingo puppies are adorable, curious and playful. During our NEW dingo puppy encounter, you will get to experience puppy play time, snap a photo and learn more about this beautiful species.

A Sydney Zoo dingo puppy experience makes a memorable family activity and is perfect for families with young children. The young ones will love the playful nature of the cheeky puppies.

Book early to avoid disappointment as only ten lucky people will get the chance to experience this encounter each day during October and November. Don't miss your chance to play with the puppies before they grow up!

How to book

Call us on 02 7202 2560 to reserve your spot now.


  • Please check-in at the information desk at the zoo entrance at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled encounter time. Encounters go ahead on time as scheduled.
  • Dingo puppy encounter bookings do not include zoo entry. Please ensure you purchase an entry ticket or book your visit in the member portal.
  • As a covid safe precaution, a face mask will be provided and is required to be worn during the encounter. It may be removed for a photo opportunity.
  • Dingo puppy encounters are held twice per day at 11am and 11:30am for a maximum group size of 5 per session.
  • Minimum age of 3 applies and all children must be comfortable in the presence of animals.
  • All participants up to 16 years must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.
  • 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.
  • Dingo Puppy Encounter inclusions: A keeper talk, hands-on playtime and photo taken by our zookeeper with your phone.
  • Fitness requirements: You should be able to stand and crouch comfortably and will need to be able to walk over non-sealed surfaces in the behind the scenes area.
  • This encounter is suitable for wheelchairs or people with compromised mobility where access over non-sealed surfaces is possible. Please call us on 02 7202 2560 to discuss your suitability.
  • Clothing requirements: For your comfort and safety, please wear enclosed footwear suitable for varied surfaces. Visually ostentatious garments (i.e. costumes, novelty hats etc.) are not permitted.
  • Guests will be required to agree to encounter rules and sign a waiver form on the day.
  • 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.