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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!

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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