Come face-to-face with the fastest land animal. In this new encounter, you will have the chance to act as a zookeeper and feed these beautiful creatures.
Discover the fascinating world of the dingo, Australia's only native dog species. This encounter allows you to pat and spend time with these friendly animals and their dedicated keepers.
Meet these gentle giants with a unique hand-feeding experience. Despite their impressive size, giraffes have gentle hearts and enjoy being fed by people. Don’t believe us? You’ll just have to experience it for yourself.
Australia is home to over 700 different lizard species and Halls Gap Zoo has an entire encounter dedicated to these fascinating creatures. Visitors can explore the collection of cold-blooded reptiles, learning about their habitats, diet and how they regulate their body temperature. With so many interesting lizard species in Australia, it's no wonder that this encounter is so popular.
Meerkats are typically known to be shy creatures, but the ones at Halls Gap Zoo are happy to welcome visitors with open arms. During this experience, you will have them crawling and climbing over you as you feed them. It's a unique opportunity to interact with these adorable and curious animals.
A unique and rare opportunity, the Red Panda encounter at Halls Gap Zoo is the only one of its kind in Victoria. Get close-up to these adorable animals and feed them from the palm of your hand.
Come and join the Rhino Rumble - an opportunity to have a close encounter with a 2-tonne Southern White Rhino. You will be able to spend time with the animal and the keepers as they go about their daily routines. The activities may include scratching, feeding and even giving the rhino a spa treatment.
Experience what it's like to be a zookeeper for a day with this ultimate encounter. You will have the opportunity to spend the whole day with a keeper, helping with the maintenance of the animals’ enclosures, preparing enrichments, and feeding. Whether you choose to do it for the morning or for the full day, this hands-on experience will give you a deeper understanding of what it takes to care for the animals and how a zoo operates.
Note: Varying minimum age limits apply to each of the Animal Encounters. Find out more information here.