Meerkat Close Encounter

Meerkat Close Encounter
NZD $99.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: Meerkat (5003)

Our Meerkats are no shy wall flowers and they’ll be happy to welcome you to their home while they get fed some special treats. 

A Close Encounter at Wellington Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You’re joined by an animal expert who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals and answer any of your questions about them, and about Meerkats in the wild. They’ll also happily take a photo of you with the Meerkats, so don’t forget your camera! 

You’ll learn how your Close Encounter helps Wellington Zoo in our work to save animals in the wild.  10% of proceeds from all Close Encounters help us save animals in the wild through projects supported by the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.

You’ll never forget your Meerkat Close Encounter. 

Meerkat Close Encounter details

Age: 6 years old and up. Anyone under 14 will need to be accompanied by a paying and participating adult on the Close Encounter.    

Time: 1.00pm and 4.00pm every day. Participants must arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled encounter time.

Cost: $99 per person including free Zoo entry.

10% discount for all Zoo Crew members. 

Participants: Maximum of 4 people per encounter. 

Requirements: Long pants and enclosed shoes must be worn for the experience. We also recommend you wear a sunhat as there is no shade available during the experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Bookings: Please book in advance. If you want to give someone else this amazing experience, you can buy a Gift Card which the lucky recipient can redeem when they make their booking. If your first choice Close Encounter isn't available, click here to check the availability of our other experiences.

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