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Meerkat Encounter

Our cute Meerkats have settled in nicely to their new home here at the Hunter Valley Zoo. They would love to meet you!

Age Requirements: 10 years and older

So come and get up close and personal with our newest little friends during a Meerkat encounter

Please note: We cannot get walkers or wheelchairs into this exhibit, we can accommodate a chair inside to sit on if required however you will need to be able to walk up and down a few steps or step over two small steps to get into this exhibit for the encounter. Apologies for any inconvenience.

What’s Included

  • 20 Minutes of feeding and interacting with our Meerkats in their Exhibit
  • Please contact us for times and availability
  • A zoo Keeper will be there to answer any questions and provide some cool facts
  • Take as many photos as you like on your camera and keep the special memories to show friends and family
  • Cost $100 Per Person*
  • (Price does not include admission into the zoo)
  • Maximum of 4 people per Encounter, this can include other people in your group
  • Ages: 10 yrs and older (This is for the safety of both children and the animals, sorry for any inconvenience)
  • FULLY ENCLOSED FLAT shoes are required
  • Long pants are recommended if you have thin skin to avoid scratches
  • Terms and Conditions Apply

Please contact us on (02) 4990 7714 for further information and availability.

Terms and Conditions

  • Hunter Valley Zoo may choose to cancel specific encounters due to sudden change of weather conditions or animal welfare at any time, guests will be notified and dates re-scheduled.
  • Payment must be received before any encounter can proceed.
  • Participants must arrive 5 minutes before the start of the encounter to avoid the session time being cut short.
  • Animals respond in different ways, we cannot control them with this, experiences may vary.
  • All participants must follow the keepers instructions failure to do so may result in a shortened session.
  • Encounter Price does not include admission into the zoo.
  • Parent or adult guardians must take responsibility for participating children at all times.
  • Photos can only be used for personal purposes. The publication, distribution or reproduction of these photographs for commercial or promotional purposes is prohibited unless prior authorization is obtained.
  • Prices are subject to change.

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