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Animal Encounters

Get up close at Hamilton Zoo with an animal encounter



Booked Encounters

Private for your group, and available to be booked now!  Go behind the scenes and meet some of our interesting characters while you learn about their lives at Hamilton Zoo. Book now to avoid disappointment!



The same experience as a booked encounter but first in first served on the day and not able to be booked, you may meet some other great people as part of it! For a ridiculously low price, arrive early to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Meet the Zookeeper

Several times a day FREE ‘Meet the Zookeeper’ talks are held where keepers highlight the characters and personalities of your favourite animals.


Premium Tour*

For an in-depth, tour showcasing our animal encounters. Where possible, we'll arrange based on your requests. For up to 4 people at a flat fee of $500. Additional people $125 each. Normal zoo entry fee applies.

This is a deluxe experience available on request only. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required and this experience is subject to availability.