National Zoo & Aquarium

Push your limits and experience the zoo from a whole new perspective!

One of the most amazing interactive animal tours available in the world and held early in the day to maximise the chances of the animals being active! We will come face to face with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals on earth and if you are game, we will have you hand feed a serval, a tiger, a bear and a beautiful hyena (yes, beautiful!), as well as try to find our elusive leopards. Feel the amazing texture of a pythonโ€™s skin as one creeps over you (but only if you really want to!). To change your heart rate from racing to merely beating fast, we will introduce you to the adorable meerkats and otters.

While every attempt is made to include all these animals on the tour, we cannot guarantee it or the level of interaction, due to circumstances such as animals being off display for veterinary matters, enclosure maintenance or the behaviour of the animals.


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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