Our Keeper for a day experience is the ultimate experience for any animal enthusiast.

Get up close to a wide variety of animals, both exotic and native, as you spend the day walking in the footsteps of a zookeeper feeding, interacting with, and learning all about some of the world’s most amazing wildlife.

You will work side-by-side with our dedicated zookeepers and assist in daily tasks which may include cleaning animal habitats, animal food and enrichment preparation, coming behind the scenes for exclusive access to some of our conservation breeding programs, and, of course, up-close encounters with a variety of wildlife.

Animal interactions may include red pandas, meerkats, koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, farmyard animals, various birds, reptiles and so much more.

This exclusive experience will create memories to last a lifetime and promote positive actions towards protecting vulnerable and endangered species.

Price: $500 for one person
An additional $360.00 to add a second person

*+10% surcharge applies to Sunday bookings.


  • Park admission fee
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • One private zookeeper to facilitate your tour
  • Behind-the-scenes animal experiences
  • One USB package of photographs taken throughout the day
  • One 5 x 7” glossy photograph of your experience presented in an exclusive Symbio souvenir card

Minimum age requirement: 12 years +

Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Limit: Maximum 3 participants per experience booking

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

Long pants and enclosed footwear is required.

Animal experiences are dependent on animal welfare and may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather conditions or other events that may adversely affect our animals’ health and/or wellbeing. Experiences will be at the discretion of our zookeepers on the day.


Keeper for a day experiences are subject to availability and require a minimum of 14 days’ notice prior to the date of the experience to ensure appropriate staffing availability.

Not available on Public Holidays.


Payment in full (or a valid gift voucher number) is required to confirm a booking.

Refunds are not available unless 24 hours notice is given.

Bookings: For further information or to make a booking please contact our Guest Services team;

Phone: +61 2 4294 1244 or

Important COVID-19 information: All participants must wear a fitted face mask whilst in indoor settings, and are strongly encouraged to wear a fitted face mask throughout the entirety of the experience.

All participants aged 16 years and over are to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption to be eligible to participate in dingo encounters.

Please respect the health and well-being of our visitors, employees, and animals and stay home if you are unwell. Any participant who is showing flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to participate in the Keeper for a day experience.

Please contact our Guest Services team in advance to re-schedule, and enjoy your day with us when you are feeling 100%.

Meet our animals

Keeper for a Day

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