Khaki Custom Program

From $499 for up to 4 people

Khaki Custom Program

From $499 for up to 4 people

 

ZOO KEEPER FOR A DAY: A Private Custom Adventure for Family and Friends!

Ever wanted to have your own private Zoo Keeper experience with friends or family? Well, things just got a whole lot WILDER here at Australia Zoo, and we’re inviting you to book a Custom Zoo Keeper for a Day Program – so you can enjoy the most amazing day for your special occasion!

 

Group of visitors with a zookeeper and a Parrot.

 

As with all our Zoo Keeper for a Day programs, you know you’re going to have first-class access to all the fun and adventure Australia Zoo can offer. Bring along your family and friends for a very special day exploring our beautiful zoo and getting up close with some amazing wildlife.

With all the action packed experiences Australia Zoo is famous for, our custom programs can be arranged for groups of up to 8 people on a day to suit your special occasion, family outing or just for the fun of it! So whether you want to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, family get together or a great day adventure with friends, you can’t go past one of our custom Zoo Keeper for a Day programs for the ULTIMATE ADVENTURE!

 

Young family with a zookeeper and a baby Crocodile.

 

Our programs are available for three or five hours and led by our experienced education officers and animal keepers. Your Custom Zoo Keeper For a Day adventure includes a range of activities, including enclosure cleans, where you’ll also get an exclusive sneak peek behind-the-scenes talk with some of our knowledgeable animal keepers to learn first-hand about the animals they care for and what it’s like to be zoo keeper here at Australia Zoo. You, of course, will also get to enjoy meeting some of our most popular animals up close in your own private encounters.

After a busy morning with our keepers and animals, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a well deserved break, while watching the jaw-snapping action of our world-famous Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors show in the 5000 seat Crocoseum. Food can be purchased from the Crikey Café or you can bring your own.

 

Group of visitors and a zookeeper surrounding a Parrot.

 

Every season is different and so are our Custom Zoo Keeper for a Day programs. Sometimes the animals change and other times the activities do, but with this much fun going on every day, you know it’s going to be a great experience getting hands-on with some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet! Please let us know if you have a favourite animal or particular activity you might like included in the program. Due to popularity, there are some encounters, such as big cats, that aren’t able to be included in Zoo Keeper programs.

Sharing this special experience with your family and friends makes the adventure a whole lot better!


What’s Included

  • Full day entry to Australia Zoo for all program participants.
  • Up close, private encounters with some of our amazing animals.
  • Individual photo of each person with one of our gorgeous animal residents.
  • Family/group photograph from one of the animal encounters.
  • An Australia Zoo gift for children 15 years and under participating in the program.
  • Great seats to the world-famous Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior Show, in the 5000 seat purpose-built Mount Franklin Crocoseum.
  • Your own personal Zoo Keeper for a Day guide, to ensure you get all the inside information and an exclusive adventure.

Details – 3 hour program

  • Arrival Time : 10.15 am for 10.30am – 1.30pm program.
  • Please note that program timing for the 3 hour Khaki Custom program may vary and is dependent on scheduled animal activities.
  • Cost: $499 for up to four participants. Additional attendees (up to program total of 8) $99 per person.
  • Children under 3 years of age free of charge with a participating (paying) adult.
  • Children under 12 years of age to be accompanied by a participating (paying) adult.

Details –5 hour program

  • Arrival Time : 8.45am for 9am – 2pm program.
  • Please note that program timing for the 5 hour Khaki Custom program may vary and is dependent on scheduled animal activities.
  • Cost: $899 for up to four participants. Additional attendees (up to program total of 8) $199 per person.
  • Children under 3 years of age free of charge with a participating (paying) adult.
  • Children under 12 years of age to be accompanied by a participating (paying) adult.
  • Travel in comfort and style – buggy transport included with 5 hour program.

Booking conditions

  • Advance booking notice of 7 days.
  • 100% deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • 100% deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation without 48 hours notice.
  • Custom program bookings during school holidays are subject to availability.
  • Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

What to Bring

  • Please wear closed in shoes. You won’t be able to participate if you do not have closed in shoes.
  • Camera or phone with camera (optional).
  • Lunch and snacks. Lunch will be scheduled around the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior Show at 12 midday. Food may be purchased from the Crikey Café or you can bring your own.
  • Any medications required or potentially required by participant.

Past Program Activities

  • Scrub the shells of our amazing giant Aldabra land tortoise.
  • Scoop poop in the Kids Zoo, kangaroo or rhino enclosures.
  • Feed our giant giraffe and see their amazing blue tongues up close.
  • Make enrichments for an array of animals to enjoy, including hiding treats for our Asian small-clawed otters.
  • Feed our beautiful and colourful rainforest aviary birds and help out keepers complete their daily checks.
  • Access behind-the-scenes areas of the zoo or the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
  • Learn about training and conditioning techniques with our talented bird keepers.
  • Be amazed by the research carried out on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and go through Croc Jump training with our reptile crew.

To organise your Khaki Custom Zoo Keeper for a Day adventure, please contact our helpful Education team on (07) 5436 2071, or email education@australiazoo.com.au

Interested in the Khaki Custom Program?