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Zoo Day Pass (General Admission Tickets)

At the multiple award-winning Billabong Zoo (Port Macquarie, NSW) you can get up-close and personal to Australian and exotic animals. You can pat, stroke, feed, hold, hear and see over 80 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. We care for over 200 animals in this friendly 10 acre Koala and Wildlife Park. Learn about our passion for conservation as Ambassadors for Wildlife and our world-renowned koala breeding programme. Book one-on-one up-close personal Encounters with some very special animals: koalas, snow leopards, cheetahs, red pandas, meerkats, penguins & snakes. Enjoy the playground and picnic areas set in beautiful lush gardens with tranquil koi ponds. Delicious hot food, snacks, ice-cream, coffee and drinks at our great Zoo Cafe. Souvenirs and retail therapy in our popular Zoo Shop. Fun for the kids. Education for everyone. Open every day, 9am-5pm.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Restrictions

9am to 5pm. 7 days per week (except Christmas day).

Duration

9am to 5pm

Season

Year Round

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Cheetah Encounter

The Cheetah Up-close animal Encounter includes being able to safely feed our two Cheetah brothers, Warrior and Vongani. The Encounter includes the ability to tong feed our two Cheetah brothers, Warrior and Vongani. You will also have some one-on-one time with the Keepers to learn about these amazing animals and ask any questions. Does not include behind the scenes, any touching or interaction with the Cheetahs.

COVID-19 Encounter Guidelines:
Just prior to your Encounter, it is ESSENTIAL to please wash your hands in the bathroom and do NOT touch your face.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands again by the keepers BEFORE and AFTER your animal encounter.
Please ensure that you keep your social distance of 1.5 metres from the keepers during the Encounter.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Restrictions

12 years and over.

Season

All year round.

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Snow Leopard Encounter

The only Snow Leopard encounter in Australia. Very few people can say they have fed a snow leopard… here’s your chance and we promise you will keep all your fingers. Enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes tour, question time with their keeper and the highlight of your experience will be the chance to feed these beautiful snow leopards. Please note that the 9.15am Up-close Encounter must be booked at least the day before.

COVID-19 Encounter Guidelines:
Just prior to your Encounter, it is ESSENTIAL to please wash your hands in the bathroom and do NOT touch your face.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands again by the keepers BEFORE and AFTER your animal encounter.
Please ensure that you keep your social distance of 1.5 metres from the keepers during the Encounter.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Restrictions

16 years and over

Season

All year round.

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Koala Encounter

Pat a koala and get really, really close. Your Zoo Keeper will tell you all about these adorable Aussie icons, now sadly under threat as a vulnerable species. You will also hear about our world-renowned breeding programme. Don’t forget to charge up your camera/video for some great photos.
Please note that the 9.30am Up-close Encounter must be booked at least the day before.

COVID-19 Encounter Guidelines:
Just prior to your Encounter, it is ESSENTIAL to please wash your hands in the bathroom and do NOT touch your face.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands again by the keepers BEFORE and AFTER your animal encounter.
Please ensure that you keep your social distance of 1.5 metres from the keepers during the Encounter.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Restrictions

9 years and over (younger children allowed with an adult)

Season

All year round

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Red Panda Encounter

Experience some special time with our resident Red Pandas ‘Rato’ and ‘Tito’. Feed and photograph them as you get up-close to one of the planet’s most threatened species. It’s advised you wear a shirt with sleeves if participating in the Red Panda encounter as, even though they are gentle creatures, they have sharp claws. Please note that this Up-close Encounter must be booked at least the day before.

COVID-19 Encounter Guidelines:
Just prior to your Encounter, it is ESSENTIAL to please wash your hands in the bathroom and do NOT touch your face.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands again by the keepers BEFORE and AFTER your animal encounter.
Please ensure that you keep your social distance of 1.5 metres from the keepers during the Encounter.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Restrictions

14 years and over

Season

All year round.

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Meerkat Encounter

The Meerkat Encounter is the best opportunity to get really up-close and hand-feed our Meerkat family. The Encounter includes a private behind the scenes tour and question time with their keeper. The highlight of your experience will be the chance to hand-feed our sensational Meerkats.

COVID-19 Encounter Guidelines:
Just prior to your Encounter, it is ESSENTIAL to please wash your hands in the bathroom and do NOT touch your face.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands again by the keepers BEFORE and AFTER your animal encounter.
Please ensure that you keep your social distance of 1.5 metres from the keepers during the Encounter.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Restrictions

8 years and over.

Season

All year round.

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Snake Encounter

Hold a snake for a real Up-close encounter. When you feel and hear about the snakes at Billabong Zoo you may come away with a different view to these often maligned reptiles. You will certainly have a great photo opportunity.

COVID-19 Encounter Guidelines:
Just prior to your Encounter, it is ESSENTIAL to please wash your hands in the bathroom and do NOT touch your face.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands again by the keepers BEFORE and AFTER your animal encounter.
Please ensure that you keep your social distance of 1.5 metres from the keepers during the Encounter.

We Provide

We provide zoo keeper talks, maps, café, shop.

Please Bring

Bring Suitable footwear, hat, sunscreen, camera. We have multi-terrain footpaths.

Season

All year round.