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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 $160 per person, Monday to Friday (exc. public holdays) and $185 Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
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 cheetah enclosure with the Keeper per session, and sessions last for approximately 10 minutes. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential.


You must be at least 15 years old and a minimum of 1.5 metres tall and to meet the cheetah. *Please note. Children 15 years are required to be accompanied by a paying adult on the Encounter. Children 16 to 17 will be required to have a parent sign their Indemnity form on arrival. Good mobility is essential.

Please read the Terms and Conditions BEFORE making a booking or purchasing a Gift Voucher.

Terms and Conditions
Any other questions? Click here for FAQ

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. Weekend Gift Vouchers are valid for bookings any day, including public holidays.

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.