Meet the oldest residents of Taronga Zoo, our Aldabra Giant Tortoises, a truly reptilian experience!

Immersed in Aldabra Giant Tortoise exhibit you well be part of their daily feed, learning everything there is too know about these grand creatures. Bend down and feel the contours of the shell whilst you pose for your complimentary photo.

Individual ticket is $19.95 each. Additional tickets are $10 each (Max of 3 additional tickets per group).

This encounter operates during the warmer months of the year (approximately spring and summer), on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 a Giant Aldabra Tortoise at Taronga Zoo Sydney with the Tortoise Encounter


Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm
$19.95 for one person, $10 for each additional person (max 4 people per group).
Taronga Zoo
Additional Information:


Guests will be required to:

  • Walk independently
  • Visually see the distance to the floor
  • Walk across uneven terrain and crouch/lean down
  • The Minimum age is 8. Participants between the ages of 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Ticket numbers: 12 tickets available on operating days.

Availability: 1.00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays* (during warmer months ONLY)

*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