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A Speed Date with your Favourite Animal

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Some special up close and personal time with one of our amazing animals.

Speed Dates and Behind-the-Scenes Encounters

On your "Speed Date" you can spend 10 minutes getting up close and personal with your favourite animal.

Get to know an echidna, or a bandicoot, or a koala, or a dingo, or another of their friends.


Meerkat Encounters - 10, 20 or 30 minutes

Rates from $60 per person - you can purchase for 1 person, maximum 4 people

If you want to make this a private encounter, you will need to purchase all 4 tickets.

These rates are in addition to your Gate Entry or Wild Sleep Out fee.

10 minutes: $60 Speed Date to Meet the Meerkats

20 minutes: $90 Meet the Meerkats and Explore their Enclosure

30 minutes: $120 Meet the Meerkats and Help the Ranger with Feeding & Cleaning

Speed Dates with Other Animals - 10 minutes

Rates - minimum 2 guests

These rates are in addition to your Gate Entry or Wild Sleep Out fee.

Speed dates range from $30 to $80 for 2 people depending on which animal you would like to meet. If there are more than 2 of you, you can add extra people at 50% of the fee per extra person.

Click here and choose the day you want to visit, to see which animals will be available to meet you on the day.

We do limit numbers depending on the animal to make sure that they enjoy the date just as much as you do.

Making sure our animals are happy and not stressed is always our number one priority.


Pre-booking is usually required. However, if you want your own ranger and you haven't pre-booked, ask us. Depending on their workload on the day, there may be a ranger available.

Personal Ranger Hire - 1 or more hours*

*Personal Ranger Hire does not include time with Tasmanian Devils or Meerkats. These encounters must be booked serparately.

If you want some special time with more than one animal, you may prefer to book an hour (or more) with a personal ranger. 

For Personal Ranger Hire, add $160 per hour for the first person. If your friends join you, their tickets are $40 per person. Add 50% to double the time to 2 hours.


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