National Zoo & Aquarium

BIG lions, tigers, bears, hyenas…

…and small otters, meerkats and monkeys…. but they are all AWESOME!!

The objective:

To showcase to participants the magnificence of the world’s most dangerous and endangered animals and demonstrate how to help save them in the wild, whilst at the same time providing guests with 90 minutes of awe-inspiring interactions!

The experience: 

Experience the serenity as you visit the lions and meerkats while they rise to meet the sun and be the first to greet the otters as they break their fast for the day. Test your skills finding our elusive leopards and get your heart racing as you come face to face feeding a serval, tiger, bear and even a beautiful hyena (yes, beautiful!). Held early in the day when our animals are most active, join us for one of the most interactive animal tours available worldwide!

The impact:

By the time you finish the tour, the incredible adventure you have experienced will be on a par with the knowledge you have gained. You will know so much more about multiple species and how you and your future generations can assist in taking care of our planet and animal habitats.

The reason:

Often viewed with the most wonder and awe, our world’s predators are some of the most endangered animals on earth. Join us as we change the perception to love and respect and you will leave with once in a lifetime memories.

The outcome – $1,000,000!!

Through tour and encounter revenue, during the last 3 years the National Zoo and Aquarium and Jamala Wildlife Lodge have donated over $1,000,000 in cash and kind to various animal conservation and welfare groups, along with charities, in Australia and worldwide. Your support of the encounters helps us maintain this and you can also donate directly to a number of animal causes by clicking on the link:

Special notes

You will be entering the home of our resident animals, so please understand that they have the right to participate or not participate in any encounter and their wishes will always take priority. The animals are not restrained in any way and are free to leave the encounter if they choose.

You will learn about the animals, their habits, habitats, special abilities and their vulnerability in the wild and how you can help them

Due to other precautions, there are no mask or vaccination requirements for participants on this tour or encounter. However, guides will wear masks when appropriate and guests are welcome to wear one.

Awesome Roarsome Tour
Days Usually Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday but other days opened due to demand
Time 7:30am
Maximum People 10 people
Minimum Age 6 years (must be accompanied by a paying adult if under the age of 16)
Length 90 Minutes
Adult Cost $125 per person Weekdays or $155 Sat/Sun & Public Holidays
Child Cost $60 per person Weekdays or $80 Sat/Sun & Public Holidays
Zoo Entry Fee Free
Booking Book your tour today
Vouchers Buy a gift card here
Restrictions Please see Things You Need To Know
Questions? Please see our FAQs
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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