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Times: 3:15pm

Price from: $300.00

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Get up close and personal with one of our gorgeous Sumatran or Bengal Tigers during our tiger photo session.

You will think you are in Southeast Asia with the authentic looking surroundings that create an amazing backdrop for your photographic package. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get this close to these majestic animals up close while our professional photographer captures this precious moment.


Timing and Days:

  • Tiger Photo Sessions are held once per day 7 days a week.
  • Tiger Photo Sessions are conducted from 3.20pm - 3.35pm.
  • If available, daily session must be booked by 2.20pm.

Package Includes:

  • A professional Australia Zoo Photographer to capture the moment.
  • Two photos per person (one 8"x6" and one 4"x6").

Price and Guest Limit:

  • $400 for 3-4 guests or $300 for 1-2 guests.
  • Maximum of 4 participants per session.
  • Minimum age of participants is 15 years.

Access to Australia Zoo:

  • All guests must check-in at the Group Bookings Booth (admissions) upon arrival.
  • If guests do not wish to pay for entry one of our Australia Zoo Photographers will meet guests at admissions and escort them to and from the encounter. Photos will be posted unless guests would prefer to wait at admissions while they're being developed.
  • Entry into Australia Zoo is not included, however, a 20% discount off entry is available if the group wishes to visit the zoo after their experience.
  • If entry is purcahsed guests must check-in at the Information Desk by 11am to sign in.


  • Bookings should be made in advance through the Information and Tour Desk at Australia Zoo on (07) 5436 2002 or online
  • If available, bookings can be made on the day before 2.50pm.
  • A 50% deposit (non-refundable) is required upon booking. This deposit is also non-transferable if cancellation is within 48hrs of photo session.

Please Note:

  • The Tiger Photo Session may be cancelled if the weather is bad. The encounter will be rescheduled for later that day or the next available date.

Terms and Conditions

1. Big Cat Encounters are only available to participants who are 15 years and older.
2. Guests must be fit and healthy, have full motor skill capacity.
3. Participants must be able to squat/kneel down and stand up quickly & without assistance. If any participants arrive and cannot display this, the encounter will not go ahead. You may be asked to demonstrate this ability.
4. Guests with limps, wheelchairs or walking aids are not permitted on the encounter.
5. Each guest must have full intellectual abilities.
6. Each guest must be able to understand English or have a paying interpreter with them.
7. Australia Zoo reserves the right to refuse any person to participate in the encounter for safety or other reasons.

8. All participants must follow all instructions given by the handlers at all times.
9. Cancellation within 48 hours of the Session shall result in forfeiture of the deposit.
10. Cancellation other than in accordance with condition 2 shall result in forfeiture of 50% of the deposit.
11. Enclosed and flat suitable footwear must be worn during the encounter. Shoes that have been recently worn around grazing animals (eg. horse boots) are not allowed.
12. Clothing should be neutral in colour and not be overly baggy or frilly.
13. Pants should be knee length or longer. NO short shorts, skirts or dresses allowed.
14. No over powering scents/perfumes and no loud accessories (bells, bracelets/bangles etc.).
15. Entry not included however a 20% discount on entry is available if you wish to visit the zoo.
16. Big Cat Encounters are subject to the weather. You must be aware that the encounter may be cancelled if bad weather occurs before or during the Session. The encounter will be rescheduled for the next available date, at the handler's discretion.
17. No personal items or food are permitted on the encounter, this includes CAMERAS.
18. Price includes ONE 4x6 & ONE 6x8 photos per person. Entry to Australia Zoo is not included.
19. Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion.
20. Please remember that Big Cats are predatory animals and are quite capable of exercising their natural instincts.
21. Do not under any circumstances attempt to roughly handle the Big Cat.
22. The Big Cat can be patted on the back only; please do not touch their heads, faces or any other body parts.
23. Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be called if required.


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