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  1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Melbourne Zoo

Kangaroo Encounter & Melbourne Zoo General Admission

Product ID: 114883
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Have a close encounter with one of Australia's most iconic animals: the kangaroo.
About this activity
Duration: 15 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a 50% refund

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  • Get up close to a mob of kangaroos
  • Learn about this native Australian species from passionate keepers
  • Spend the rest of your day exploring all Melbourne Zoo has to offer
  • Join a small group of maximum 20 pax a day for a close up encounter experience with Kangaroos
Full description
In this up-close encounter you will come face-to-face with one of Australia's most iconic animal: the kangaroo! You will meet passionate and knowledgeable keepers who will guide you into the Kangaroos exhibit where you will be able to pat and pose for photos with them.

The friendly staff will also be on hand to help you capture your Close-up moment. Please be sure to bring along your smart phone or point-and-shoot camera for them to operate.

The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan up to 15 minutes to meet your host and keeper, and hear the safety briefing. This encounter includes General Admission, so feel free to explore the Zoo at your leisure before/after the encounter.

When you purchase this experience you are directly contributing to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.

This encounter runs at 11:15 AM daily.
  • General Admission to Melbourne Zoo
  • Kangaroo Close-Up Encounter

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia. Directions: By Tram: Tram 58 "West Coburg to Toorak" runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo. By Train: Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station. By Bus: Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Unfortunately wheelchairs are not appropriate for this experience.
• Kangaroo close up experience happens at 11:15 am daily. Ticket includes Melbourne Zoo general admission which is open from 9am-5pm.
• Guests must arrive at Melbourne Zoo a minimum 45 minutes prior to kangaroo experience.
• Closed toe shoes must be worn
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 5 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Zoos Victoria

Product ID: 114883