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Animal Encounters

Get up close at Hamilton Zoo with an animal encounter




Private for your group, and available to be booked now!  Go behind the scenes and get a 'Private Eye2Eye' with some of our interesting characters while you learn about their lives at Hamilton Zoo. Book now to avoid disappointment!



The same experience as Eye2Eye 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, one and a half hour behind the scene tour just let us know what your interests are and we’ll arrange something to suit! For up to 6 people at a flat fee of $500. 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.