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Times: 11:30am

Price: $69.00

Book This Encounter

Come and have a quick pat and a photo with a Cheeky Cheetah. How many people get the chance to get right up close to the worlds fastest cat? Well here at Australia Zoo, you can get so close you may hear them purr.

Timing and Days

  • Available daily at 11.30am.

Price and Guest Limit

  • $69.00 per group (does not include admission). Admission can be paid on arrival at the Zoo.
  • 15 years and above only.
  • Maximum of 2 people per group.
  • Maximum 5 groups per day.


  • Bookings can be made at the Information & Tour Desk by 10.30am on the day (subject to availability) or pre -booked online or by calling the Information Desk on 07 5436 2002.
  • Includes one 6x8 photograph per group.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
1. The encounter is available to guests aged 15 years and over.
2. No limps, wheelchairs or walking aids are permitted.
3. Guests must be fit and healthy and have full motor skill capacity and able to squat/kneel and get up quickly without assistance.
4. Two people can participate on one ticket. Australia Zoo staff are not able to look after any unaccompanied children; parents are unable to swap during the session. 
5. Suitable footwear must be worn.
6. Guests must check in at the Information Desk no later than 10:30am.
7. No personal items are to be taken into the enclosures this includes cameras. An Australia Zoo photographer will be present to capture the action. Photos are available to purchase at the Fuji Photo Lab. Included with this encounter is a Australia Zoo 6x8" Photo per ticket
8. The enclosure is not accessible for wheelchairs.

General Animal Encounter Terms and Conditions
1. Entry is not included; guests must have a valid Zoo entry to participate in any encounters.
2. If you do not show or are late to the experience the fee will NOT be refunded.
3. Cancellation within 48 hours will result in forfeiture of 50% of the full fee.
4. Suitable footwear must be worn during the encounter.
5. All participants must follow all instructions given by the handlers.
6. Participants must have reasonable motor skills.
7. Each guest must be able to understand English or have a paying participating interpreter with them.
8. Please ensure that your hands are clean prior to commencement of experience.
9. Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion
10. Australia Zoo reserves the right to refuse any person to participate for safety or other reasons.
11. All interaction will be instigated by the animals.
12. Guests must be aware they may be filmed during experiences for media purposes, please see Indemnity & Release information provided.
13. Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be called if required.
14. All encounters are subject to change without notice.

*Please alert staff if you have any serious allergies.

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