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adopt an animal Australia Zoo animal encounters group experiences

Times: 2:30pm

Price: $39.00

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Imagine digging in the sand with Australia's favourite excavator! At Australia Zoo you can get closer than ever to this amazing native mammal.

During your wombat experience you and your family will be able to pat, touch these cuties on the lower back while they are having a feed! What a ripper!

Timing and Days

  • One Wombat encounter is held daily.
  • Encounters run from 2.30pm - 3.00pm. 

Price and Guest Limit

  • $39.00 per person (does not include admission). Admission can be paid on arrival at the Zoo.
  • Minimum age 6 years. Children 6-8yrs must be accompanied by a PAYING adult.
  • Maximum 5 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 2.00pm. 


  • Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.
  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes.

Terms and Conditions


  • Available only to participants who are 6 years of age and above only.
  • Children 6 -8yrs MUST be accompanied by a PAYING adult.
  • All participants must follow all instructions given by the handlers.
  • Participants must have reasonable motor skills.
  • Each guest must be able to understand English or have a paying interpreter with them.
  • Enclosed and suitable footwear must be worn during the encounter.
  • Please ensure that your hands are clean prior to commencement of experience.
  • All interaction will be instigated by the Wombats.
  • An Australia Zoo photographer will be present during the encounter to capture the action. Photos taken will be available for purchase from the Fuji Photography lab. (Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person)
  • If you do not show or are late to the experience the fee will NOT be refunded.
  • Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion.
  • The Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be called if needed. 
  • Guests must be aware they may be filmed during experiences for media purposes, please see Indemnity & Release attached.
  • Upon paying admission, please go to the Information & Tour Desk no later than 12pm to check in. 
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