You will be the envy of the crowd by actually being a part of our tortoise display and getting right in with these grand creatures.
These guys absolutely love pats and cuddles and you can watch them chew through their lunch - cool as a cucumber!
Timing and Days
- One Tortoise encounter is held daily.
- Encounters run from 1.00pm - 1.20pm.
Price and Guest Limit
- $29.00 per person (does not include admission). Admission can be paid on arrival at the Zoo.
- No age restrictions.
- Maximum of 8 people per encounter.
- Bookings can be made in advance online or by calling 07 5436 2002. You can also book on the day (subject to availability) at the Information & Tour Desk by the latest 12.30pm.
- Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
1. The encounter has no age restriction. Children aged 1-5 must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult. All children under 14 require an adult to accompany them to the enclosure.
2. Guests must check in at the Information Desk by 10:30am.
3. No personal items are to be taken into the enclosures with the exception of a camera. An Australia Zoo photographer will be present to capture the action. Photos are available to purchase at the Fuji Photo Lab. Included with this encounter is a Australia Zoo Photo Gift
4. The enclosure is not accessible for wheelchairs
General Animal Encounter Terms and Conditions
1. Entry is not included; guests must have a valid Zoo entry to participate in any encounters.
2. If you do not show or are late to the experience the fee will NOT be refunded.
3. Cancellation within 48 hours will result in forfeiture of 50% of the full fee.
4. Suitable footwear must be worn during the encounter.
5. All participants must follow all instructions given by the handlers.
6. Participants must have reasonable motor skills.
7. Each guest must be able to understand English or have a paying participating interpreter with them.
8. Please ensure that your hands are clean prior to commencement of experience.
9. Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion
10. Australia Zoo reserves the right to refuse any person to participate for safety or other reasons.
11. All interaction will be instigated by the animals.
12. Guests must be aware they may be filmed during experiences for media purposes, please see Indemnity & Release information provided.
13. Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be called if required.
14. All encounters are subject to change without notice.
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