Welcome to Perth Zoo

All visitors aged 12 years and over participating in a Close Encounter will be required to wear a face mask. This precautionary biosecurity measure is based on best practice veterinary advice, your cooperation helps to keep our animals safe and healthy!

If you want to really appreciate how a giraffe experiences the world, you have to get up high. Really high!

Head behind-the-scenes and climb the Savannah Outlook tower to get face-to-face with the Zoo’s tallest residents, the giraffe.

See the Zoo from a whole new angle, learn a bit about these long-limbed creatures as they wander over to say hello and – if they’re in the mood for a snack – you might even have the opportunity to feed them one of their favourite, leafy treats.

​Enclosed footwear is recommended for this encounter.

Please note, all patrons undertaking this encounter, including accompanying adults, need to hold a valid encounter ticket. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiting of the experience. 
For safety, children and infants under 2 years will not be permitted on the tower.

Accessibility information

Not wheelchair accessible.

15 minutes
Entry Fee
Not Included
Maximum Group Size
10 people
Minimum Age
2 years
Important information
Strict minimum age of 2 years. Children under 2 years of age (including infants) are not permitted. All children over 2 years must have a Giraffe Encounter ticket and be accompanied by an adult (16+) with a Giraffe Encounter ticket. An adult child ratio applies: 2-6 years (1:1 ratio); 7-15 years (1:9 ratio).
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