Friday, February 27, 2009

Australia Zoo..Tiger Photos..

Get up close and personal with one of our gorgeous Sumatran or Bengal Tigers during our tiger photo session. You will think you are in Southeast Asia with the authentic looking surroundings that create an amazing backdrop for your photographic package. You will get the chance to see one of these critically endangered animals up close and give it a pat while our professional photographer captures the moment.

Package DetailsTiming and Days:
Tiger Photo Sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tiger Photo Sessions are conducted from 10:15am - 10:30am. Prebooked participants must meet at Australia Zoo Information and Tour Desk no later than 9:45am.
If available, daily session must be booked by 9.30am.
Package Includes:
Entry into Australia Zoo.
A professional Australia Zoo Photographer to capture the moment.
8 x colour photos (up to 10x12).
Price and Guest Limit:
$500 per Tiger Photo Session.
Groups may have up to four (4) participants. The same price will apply if the number of participants is less.
Minimum age of participants is 15 years.
Access to Australia Zoo:
Tiger Photo Sessions are held at 10:15am. Guests need to enter Australia Zoo through the Group Bookings booth at Admissions and meet at the Tour Desk at 9.45am to complete the booking.
Bookings should be made in advance through the Information and Tour Desk at Australia Zoo on (07) 5436 2002 or email via our contact form
If available, bookings can be made on the day before 9.30am.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to make a booking.
Please Note:
The Tiger Photo Session may be cancelled if the weather is bad. The encounter will be rescheduled for later that day or the next available date.


Terms and Conditions
Big Cat Encounters are available to participants who are 15 years of age and above only.
Closed in shoes must be worn at all times and either long shorts or pants may be worn during the encounter.
Clothing should be fitted (not overly baggy) and neutral in colour. No bright colours or loud clothing.
All participants must agree to follow all instructions given by the handlers at all times.
As these walks primarily form part of the Big Cats exercise, it will not be a formal session. That is, whenever the Big Cat stops – everyone stops. This time will then be utilised for photo opportunities.
Final numbers must be confirmed 1 day prior to the encounter date.
Participants must be fit and healthy and able to walk without assistance.
Participants must have full motor skill capacity and have no limps, wheelchairs or walking aides.
It is essential for the safety of our guests that all participants must be able to squat/kneel down and stand back up quickly without assistance. (This is due to the possibility of cats rolling over in toward the guests.)
Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler’s discretion.
Please ensure that your hands are clean prior to beginning the encounter.
No personal items or food are permitted during the encounter with the exception of still cameras.
Please remember that Big Cats are predatory animals and are quite capable of exercising their natural instincts.
Do not under any circumstances attempt to pick up or roughly handle the Big Cat.
The Big Cat can be patted on the back only; please do not touch their heads, faces or any other body parts.
Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received, including scratches and bites. First Aid will be called if required.
An Australia Zoo photographer will be present during the walk to capture the action. All photos included in the package will be available for collection from the Fuji Photography lab.
The Big Cat Encounter will be cancelled if weather is bad. The encounter will be rescheduled for later that day or the next available date.