Go Behind the Scenes For a Personal Animal Encounter!

The Australian Reptile Park’s Animal Encounters gives visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the stars of the Australian Reptile Park!

What’s included?

  • A 20-minute hands-on animal experience – either behind the scenes or within an enclosure (or go all-out with an 80-minute Behind the Scenes Encounter!)
  • Up-close interaction with animals, hosted by an experienced keeper
  • Take some amazing photos to remember the experience forever!

Current Animal Encounters:

SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK 2 OR MORE ENCOUNTERS FOR FREE ENTRY

Get free entry to the Australian Reptile Park if you purchase a ticket to two more Animal Encounters on the same day!

Offer is applicable on a per person basis. Offer can be redeemed at Reception upon presentation of Encounters tickets or during the booking process at Reception.

Wombat Joey Encounter

Price: $90 per person*
Group limit: Up to 4 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 12.30pm
Age limit: 4 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Alligator Feeding Encounter

Price: $100 per person*
Group limit: Up to 2 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 11.00am
Age limit: Strictly 18 years and over.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Behind the Scenes Encounter

Price: $150 per person*
Group limit: Up to 6 people per session
Duration: 80 minutes
Time: Daily at 2.00pm
Age limit: 4 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Tasmanian Devil Joey Encounter

Price: $90 per person*
Group limit: Up to 6 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 11.30am
Age limit: 4 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Dingo Encounter

Price: $80 per person*
Group limit: Up to 4 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 1.00pm
Age limit: 10 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Koala Joey Encounter

Price: $80 per person*
Group limit: Up to 4 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 11.30am outside of school holidays. During school holidays, this experience will take place at 10.30am
Age limit: 4 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Komodo Dragon Encounter

Price: $90 per person*
Group limit: Up to 2 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 10.00am
Age limit: 10 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Venom Room Experience

Price: $70 per person*
Group limit: Up to 6 people per session
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: Daily at 12.00pm
Age limit: 4 years and over. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.

* Price does not include general Park admission

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Things to note:

  • Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience
  • Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn on the day (long pants are recommended to avoid scratches)
  • If having an encounter with the Komodo dragon, please refrain from wearing bright/fluro colours such as yellow, orange, green, etc.
  • If having an encounter with the Komodo dragon, please be aware that you will be going into a temperature-controlled environment with ambient temperatures of up to 30°C. Please dress appropriately so that you will be comfortable in a warm environment.
  • To ensure the wellbeing of our animals, Animal Encounters may be cancelled due to extreme weather or other conditions.
  • Prices for Animal Encounters DO NOT include general admission to the Park.
  • Bookings for Animal Encounters are non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend your booked time, we will endeavour to arrange another time, subject to availability.

Prices for Animal Encounters DO NOT include general admission to the Park.
Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who has also paid for the experience.