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Australia Zoo Events group experiences zoo tours

Times: 9:00am

Price: $79.00 per person

Book This Encounter

At Australia Zoo you can get closer than you ever thought possible to these amazing animals. Found throughout the Himalayan Mountains it is a rare treat to be able to experience these soft, furry, bushy tailed, gorgeous looking Red Pandas.

Offer them a treat, and if you're lucky, these little cuties might even eat out of your hand! What a ripper!


Timing and Days

  • One Panda encounter is held daily.
  • Encounters run from 9am - 9.15am.
  • Participants need to check in at the Front Gates at least 20 minutes prior to encounter.

Price and Guest Limit

  • $79.00 per person (does not include admission). Admission can be paid on arrival at the Zoo or online prior to your visit. All encounters and tours are available only to guests visiting Australia Zoo.
  • Minimum age 6 years.
  • Maximum of 4 people per encounter.


Bookings can be made in advance online or by calling 07 5436 2002.


  • Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.

Terms and Conditions

Rascally Red Panda

1. Rascally Red Panda Animal Encounters are available to Participants who are 6 years of age and above only.
2. Children 6 -14yrs MUST be accompanied to the encounter by a paying, participating adult.
3. Suitable footwear must be worn during the encounter i.e. no high heels.
4. Participants must be able to remain in a seated position for the duration of the encounter (15-20 minutes), and be capable of manoeuvring across uneven ground.

Generic Terms and Conditions - applicable to ALL encounters

1. Entry to Australia Zoo is not included. Valid entry is compulsory for all encounters.
2. All Participants, including children, must follow all instructions given by the handlers. Each Participant must be able to understand English or have a paying, participating interpreter with them.
3. Australia Zoo reserves the right to refuse any person to participate in the Animal Encounter for health, safety or other reasons. Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion.
4. Some encounters may require special assistance to provide access to Wheelchair bound guests. Staff must be informed of mobility issues when booking the encounter.
5. Animal Encounters are subject to weather. Please be aware that the encounter may need to be cancelled if bad weather occurs before or during the session. The encounter will be rescheduled for the next available date, at the Zoo's discretion.
6. All encounters are subject to change without notice. If the encounter is cancelled by Australia Zoo, you will have the option to receive a full refund or reschedule to another encounter time or day.
7. Cancellation within 48hrs of the Session shall result in forfeiture of 50% of the full payment. If the Participant does not attend or is late to the experience the fee will NOT be refunded.
8. No personal items or food are permitted on the encounter, this includes camera's and backpacks. In some circumstances, a phone or small camera will be allowed.
9. Please remember that all animals are capable of exercising their natural instincts. Do not under any circumstances attempt to roughly handle the animal. Contact with animals will be under the handlers direction - please do not touch animal's head, face or any other body parts unless directed to by the animal handler.
10. All interaction will be instigated by the animals. The behaviour of the animals or the outcome/level of interaction is not guaranteed under any circumstances.
11. Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries, howsoever received whether it be as a result of the Animal Encounter, travelling to, or being in, the enclosure in which the animal is housed.
12. The food we feed to our animals may contain nuts, eggs, fruit, seafood, raw meat and other food products. Please ensure any allergies are discussed with staff prior to the encounter being undertaken.
13. Participants must be aware that they may be filmed during experiences for media purposes.
14. The Participant consents to the publication and/or use in any media whatsoever of their name, image, voice statements or otherwise, without payment of compensation.
15. This experience is an "Animal Encounter" for the purposes of the Waiver, Indemnity and Release attached.
16. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the attached Waiver, Acknowledgement, Indemnity and Release forms part of this document.


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