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....the friendliest of the big cats.

Ever dreamed you might be able to handle some of the world's most amazing wildlife?
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world.
Canberra's National Zoo & Aquarium offers one of the most amazing animal experiences in Australia - the opportunity to have hands-on contact, pat and play with one of these amazing cats.
During your Meet A Cheetah experience, you will be in the same enclosure
as the unrestrained cheetahs. At all times an experienced zookeeper will be with you to answer your questions and guide you as you interact with this incredible animal. Check out our TV ad below


The Meet A Cheetah experience costs $175 per person.
Participants don't need to pay for Zoo entry on the day of their encounter, so have all day access to the Zoo and its facilities.
There is a maximum of 2 people per encounter to ensure safety and an optimal experience.

Discounts apply for online bookings of 2 or more - For Bookings, please see below.


Bring your camera and take as many photos as you like. If you are booking an experience by yourself, one of the zookeepers
directing the encounter will be more than happy to take photos for you.


Meet A Cheetah operates daily, usually between 2pm - 3pm. Extra sessions may become available if these sessions book out, between 11am - 12 noon. A maximum of 2 people go into the enclosure with the Keeper per session, and sessions last for 15 minutes. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential.


You must be a minimum of 1.5 metres tall and at least 12 years old to meet the cheetah. *Please note. Children 15 years or under are required to be accompanied by a paying adult on the Encounter.
Prior to a booking being made, the National Zoo & Aquarium must be made aware of any disability
that may prevent someone from understanding directions, could result in unpredictable behavior, or that
interferes with a persons mobility. If you are pregnant you should consult your doctor before interacting with
cats of any type. Any other questions? Click here for FAQ

Terms and Conditions

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before making a booking for any
of our interactive tours and encounters.


Bookings are essential. CLICK HERE to Check Availability or TO MAKE A BOOKING
Discounts apply for online bookings of 2 or more

Gift Vouchers GIFT VOUCHERS: Gift Vouchers are available and our valid for 12 months.

Purchase Gift Vouchers online and print them out or have them emailed directly to the recipient.
Click here to Buy a Gift Voucher Online.

To REDEEM National Zoo Online Vouchers Click Here

They can also be purchased in person at the Zoo, or over the phone (allow 5 - 7 working days for postage)
To REDEEM one of these black vouchers Click Here

*Note: If your Voucher begins with a "D" or "S", please phone the Zoo to make your booking

If you have purchased a Red Balloon Gift Voucher, please follow the redemption instructions on your voucher.