Meet a fully grown cheetah in a memorable encounter
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 big cats.
During your Meet-A-Cheetah experience, you will be in the same enclosure with an a unrestrained, fully grown adult cheetah. At all times an experienced Zoo Keeper will be with you to answer your questions and guide you as you interact with these incredible animals. A maximum of 2 people go into the cheetah enclosure with the Keeper per session, and sessions last for approximately 10 minutes.
Weekends are our most popular days for these encounters and we are often booked out weeks in advance – so if you can’t find a place on a weekend, try a weekday.
Please note – participants for this encounter must meet our terms & conditions. Read more
Meet our three brand new cheetah cubs for a once in a lifetime experience!
The National Zoo & Aquarium are delighted to announce the arrival of three Cheetah cubs from South Africa. The cubs arrived in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown in the ACT and have been settling in for the last few weeks. Now the three brothers, Asani, Zambi and Viking are ready to meet you in an incredible limited-time encounter. You will enter the enclosure with the three unrestrained Cheetah cubs and get to have a hands on experience meeting this bachelor group!
At all times an experienced Zoo Keeper will be with you to answer your questions and guide you as you interact with these incredible animals. A maximum of 2 people go into the cheetah enclosure with the Keeper per session, and sessions last for approximately 10 minutes.
|Maximum People||2 people|
|Minimum Age||15 years - Under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a paying adult|
|Cost for Meet-a-Cheetah||$150 per person weekdays or $175 weekend and public holidays|
|Cost to Greet-a-Cheetah-Cub||$195 per person weekdays or $225 weekends and public holidays|
|Zoo Entry Fee||Free|
|Book the Meet-a-Cheetah||Book an encounter today|
|Book to Greet-a-Cheetah-Cub||Meet the cubs!|
|Restrictions||Please see Meet a Cheetah Terms & Conditions|
|Questions?||Please see our FAQs|
“The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. They can run up to 110km an hour!”