Treat yourself to a truly breathtaking experience and marvel at our majestic powerful Owl in all its glory.

Enjoy a truly Sydney experience holding this amazing bird  in the Zoo’s stunning amphitheatre whilst marvelling in the best views Sydney has to offer.

The Owl encounter operates at 12.30om daily. Tickets for this encounter are $24.95 each which includes up to 4 people. One person from each group is invited to have the Owl rest on their arm for the photo (please note, age restrictions apply due to the weight of the owl). Participants receive a complimentary souvenir photo of their experience following the encounter.  

Tickets are available from 9am on the day of the encounter from our Gift Shops and Animal Experience stations. As this encounter fills up fast we recommend you arrive early to secure your spot.

Meet an Owl at Taronga Zoo Sydney with the Owl Encounter


Daily 12:30 pm
$24.95 per ticket. Includes up to 4 people per ticket.
Taronga Zoo
Additional Information:

Restrictions:  To hold the Owl, guests must be minimum of 12 years old and able to support the Owls weight. Please advise our staff if you have any mobility restrictions.

Ticket numbers: 6 tickets are available each day.

Availability: 12.30pm daily*.

*Cancelations: This encounter is subject to cancellation in extreme weather conditions and for animal welfare reasons. You can check the availability of this encounter in any of our Zoo shops on your arrival to the Zoo