NEW!! Meet the Meerkats Personal Encounter!

Meet The Meerkats

We are excited to   offer an unforgettable opportunity for YOU to get up close and personal with our mischievous meerkats!

Sit with them in their enclosure, offer them some of their favourite food—and be prepared to have them climb all over you and entertain you with their antics!

You’re welcome to take selfies, or hand your device (fully charged phone or small camera) to our ranger who will take photos of all the fun you’re having!

This encounter would make the perfect gift for Christmas or anytime!

Here’s everything you need to know about our Meerkat Encounter:

Starting on December 1st, Meet the Meerkats will take place every day (except Christmas Day) at 11:45 am and 2:00 pm

Cost is $65 per person; maximum 3  people per session. Session is 15 minutes long

Cost for the encounter does not include entrance to Billabong Sanctuary

Minimum age is 8; children under 12 must be accompanied by paying adult

Ring the front desk on 47 788 344 to make a booking; once paid, no refunds are given. Walk-ins are permitted subject to availability on the day—just ask when you arrive!

Participants must wear fully enclosed shoes (no thongs or sandals). We recommend you wear clothing which covers the arms and shoulders as the meerkats may climb up and perch on you—with the possibility of scratches.

Accessibility: Meet the Meerkats is not suitable for guests with mobility issues, as you will need to go down a couple of steps, walk across sand and sit on a log that is low to the ground.

Animal welfare: We want our meerkats to have a positive experience while you are enjoying the encounter. Please don’t pat them. Rangers reserve the right to terminate the interaction if there is an animal welfare issue.