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Kangaroo Encounter & Melbourne Zoo General Admission

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Have a close encounter with one of Australia's most iconic animals: the kangaroo.


  • 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


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

Important Information

  • 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

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