Our Keeper for a Day Experience is the ultimate experience for any animal-lover. Getting up close to a wide variety of animals, both exotic and native, you’ll spend the day walking in the footsteps of a zookeeper and get up close and personal to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife, and learn all about them.

You will work side-by-side with our zookeepers and assist in daily tasks which include cleaning of the animal habitats, food preparation, making animal enrichments, and, of course, lots of up-close encounters with our wildlife.

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

The Keeper for a Day Experience runs from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and price includes:

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


  • Participants who have any cold or flu symptoms are not approved to participate in a Keeper for a Day experience. Please advise us prior, and your experience can be re-scheduled for when you are feeling better.
  • 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.
  • All participants must wear a mask during dingo encounters.

Keeper for a Day Encounter

Cost: $450.00 for one person
   – additional $360.00 for second person

* Note 10% surcharge applies to Sunday bookings.

Age: 12 years +

Limit: Up to 3 people per experience

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

Phone: (02) 4294 1244

Keeper for a Day Experiences are subject to availability and require a minimum of 14 days’ notice prior to date of experience. Not available on Public Holidays.

Payment in full or a Gift Voucher number is required to make a booking. Refunds are not available unless 48 hours notice is given.

Animal encounters are dependent on animal welfare and may be changed/cancelled in the event of extreme weather or other events that may affect our animals’ health or well-being. This will be determined on the day by our Zoo Keeper.

Meet our animals

Keeper for a Day

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