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Wellington Zoo

200 Daniell St, Newtown

Meerkat Close Encounter for One ($74), Two ($148), Three ($222) or Four People ($296) at Wellington Zoo (Up to $396 Val)

Up to 25% Off
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Meet Meerkats up close and learn all about these amazing animals from a zoo staff member; also includes 10% off retail shop purchases

What You'll Get

The Deal

$74 for a Meerkat Close Encounter for one person (total value up to $99)

$148 for a Meerkat Close Encounter for two people (total value up to $198)

$222 for a Meerkat Close Encounter for three people (total value up to $297)

$296 for a Meerkat Close Encounter for four people (total value up to $396)


  • Get up close and personal with Meerkats with a 30-minute close encounter experience
  • Each Close Encounter has no more than four people and a zoo staff member to introduce them to the Meerkat family and answer any questions
  • Watch the Meerkats get fed some special treats and get your photo taken with them
  • Includes Zoo entry, so you can explore the Zoo and check out all the other animals before or after the encounter
  • Includes 10% discount on all things bought in the retail shop on the day

The Fine Print

• Limit of 2 vouchers per person
• Purchase up to 2 additional as gifts
• 7-day cancellation policy or voucher is forfeited
• Closed shoes must be worn
Available encounter times are 1pm and 4pm, Monday - Thursday
• Each encounter has maximum 4 people
• Close Encounter lasts 30 minutes and you will have zoo staff member in there with you to introduce you to the meerkats and answer any questions you may have
• Must be aged 6 or over
• Children aged 6-13 must be accompanied by person aged 14 or over (in this case minder must also have ticket to the Close Encounter)
• Not valid for existing bookings
• Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or specials
Standard fine print for all deals

How to Redeem
Expiry: 90 days from purchase
• Valid for bookings Mon-Thu only
• Email to book:
• Phone to book: (04) 389 3692 (between 9.30am and 5pm)
• State Voucher and Security Code at time of booking
• Present printed or smartphone voucher on arrival
• Download free Groupon app for Android and iOS
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.

About Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo connects people with a range of native and exotic animal species. Visitors can see animals like Giraffe, Sun Bear, Chimpanzees, Capybara, Caracals, Kiwi, Kea, Lemurs and many more. But that's not all – you can have a Close Encounter and get even closer to some animals including Capybara, Lemurs, Red Pandas, Cheetahs, Giraffe and Meerkats. The zoo is situated next to Newtown Athletics Stadium.

Wellington Zoo

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