Tiger Close Encounter

Tiger Close Encounter
NZD $99.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: Tiger (PJ4CGV)

Tiger Close Encounter


Want to get up close and personal with one of the most powerful predators on the planet? Join one of our Sumatran Tigers, Bashii or Senja, for our newest, unforgettable Close Encounter!

Your Encounter will be with one Tiger - through a gate, well away from other visitors. You’ll see how our keepers care for these amazing big cats… get an up-close view of their striking fur, deadly paws, and mesmerising eyes - and make a friend by feeding them some of their daily diet!                                   

All tiger contact is ‘hands off’ - even for our Zookeepers - so there’s no pats or cuddles. But you will get closer than most people ever have (and live to tell the tale!).                 

You’ll also learn how your experience helps Wellington Zoo support Tigers in the wild. With as little as 500 wild Sumatran Tigers remaining, 10% of proceeds from all Animal Experiences go to worldwide conservation projects such as WildCats Conservation Alliance - supporting wild Tiger and Amur Leopard populations around the world.

So, book your Tiger Close Encounter - and truly, experience incredible.


Tiger Close Encounter Details:

Age: 14 years old and up. Anyone aged 14 – 17 will need to be accompanied by a paying and participating adult on the experience.

Time: 2.45pm Tue, Wed, Sat

Cost: $99 per person including free Zoo entry.

Participants: Maximum of 4 people per experience.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Please note that participants will not have physical contact with Bashii or Senja.

If you want to give someone else this amazing experience, you can buy a Gift Voucher which the lucky recipient can redeem when they make their booking.

Terms and Conditions: Full terms and conditions for this experience are
available on the booking page.