Couple meeting a cheetah

National Zoo & Aquarium

Get up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing creatures at the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra. From lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) to giraffes and penguins and monkeys, the Zoo features a variety of native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia. You can even pat a cheetah, feed a bear or become acquainted with a meerkat during some of the most amazing hands-on animal experiences in Australia.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge within the zoo grounds offers a once-in-a-lifetime luxury safari accommodation experience. Bookings essential.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9.30am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.

ENTRY COSTS

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #10 of 196 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

So many things to see!

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I'm somebody who's half half on zoos; I love the idea of looking at animals but do feel sad that they aren't in their natural environment. There were so many animals to see and it was nice to see...

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Stay the night at Jamala Lodge for a special experience

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We stayed the night in the giraffe tree house and were able to feed the giraffe from our balcony as well as having a tour with the keeper and lovely dinner and breakfast in the aquarium area. an...

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Must see

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We had 2 tours, early morning & late afternoon, both were excellent & informative..everyone should see this zoo & how passionate the staff are about their care of wildlife

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FEATURES

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop