Open Daily | 9.30am - 5.00pm except Christmas Day

Close Encounters

Meerkats, Red Pandas, Monkeys and more...

Symbio can provide exclusive behind the scenes encounters with some of our magnificent animals.

Experiences include:

Meerkat Encounters

A unique hands on experience with some of our most inquisitive critters. Our Meerkat encounter will give you the opportunity to feed, touch and have photos with our Meerkats.

  • Encounter Cost: $95.00 per person (plus admission fee) for a 15 minute encounter
  • $30.00 Photo Package:  Have your memories captured in our exclusive photo package where you will recieve a CD of photos taken during your experience PLUS a 5″ x 7″ encounter photo presented in a Symbio souvenir card.
  • Age: 8 years minimum
  • Time: Encounters commencing at either 9.30am or 1pm
  • Limit: Up to 2 people per encounter

Red Panda Encounters

An up close experience with our majestic Red Pandas. Led by one of our trained Zoo Keepers, you will have the opportunity to hand feed and interact with our Red Pandas, whilst you learn more about these endangered animals.

  • Encounter Cost: $95.00 per person (plus admission fee) for up to 20 minutes
  • $30.00 Photo Package:  Have your memories captured in our exclusive photo package where you will recieve a CD of photos taken during your experience PLUS a 5″ x 7″ encounter photo presented in a Symbio souvenir card.
  • Age: 8 years minimum
  • Time: Encounters commencing at 9.30am
  • Limit: Up to 2 people per encounter

Little Monkey Encounters

A unique experience with some of the smallest primates in the world! You will have the opportunity to meet one of our inquisitive little monkey families which may include either Cotton Top Tamarins or Common Marmosets.

  • Encounter Cost: $95.00 per person (plus admission fee) for 15 minutes
  • $30.00 Photo Package:  Have your memories captured in our exclusive photo package where you will recieve a CD of photos taken during your experience PLUS a 5″ x 7″ encounter photo presented in a Symbio souvenir card.
  • Age: 12 years minimum
  • Time: Encounters commencing at 1pm
  • Limit: Up to 2 people per encounter

Ring-Tailed Lemur Encounters

A unique hands on experience with our amazing Ring-Tailed Lemurs. On the Symbio Lemur Island you will have the chance to hand feed, interact with and have photos taken with our curious little Lemurs.

  • Encounter Cost: $125.00 per person (plus admission fee) for a 15 minute encounter
  • $30.00 Photo Package:  Have your memories captured in our exclusive photo package where you will recieve a CD of photos taken during your experience PLUS a 5″ x 7″ encounter photo presented in a Symbio souvenir card.
  • Age: 12 years minimum
  • Time: Encounters commencing at 1pm
  • Limit: Up to 3 people per encounter

Behind the Scenes Encounter Conditions

  1. Limited bookings available daily.
  2. Enclosed shoes, long shorts/pants and long sleeves are highly recommended to be worn during the encounters.
  3. Participants are recommended to have an up to date tetanus vaccination.
  4. Behind the Scenes are walking tours so good mobility will be required.
  5. All participants must agree to follow all instructions given by the keepers at all times.
  6.  Encounters may be cut short at any time for any reason at the keeper’s discretion.
  7. Touching of the animal(s) may be permitted after keeper instruction and under strict keeper supervision.
  8. Symbio Wildlife Park does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be given if required.
  9. As encounters are outdoors, all Encounters are subject to weather conditions. Staff discretion is final.

For a full list of our close encounters please see the “Behind The Scenes” tab.

To check availability or make a booking please phone the Guest Services Team on (02) 4294 1244

Terms & Conditions