National Zoo & Aquarium

National Zoo & Aquarium

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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 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.

More information about social distancing measures put in place by this business can be found here.
  • Two rhinos
    Animals from the far reaches of the planet - Rhinos
  • Lady patting a Cheetah
    Meet a Cheetah
  • Lady feeding an animal
    Animal Encounters!
  • Boy feeding a firaffe
    Feed a Giraffe
  • Koala in a tree
    See Australian Animals
  • People having dinner with a lion looking at them
    Jamala Wildlife Lodge - Dine with a Lion
  • Sun Bear
    See endangered animals - Sun Bears

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

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

COSTS

Between $26.00 and $47.00
Seniors, Concessions and Family rates also available

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

National Zoo & Aquarium

Scrivener Dam, Lady Denman Drive, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Barbeque

Cafe

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 1505 REVIEWS

Ranked #9 of 227 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Absolutely terrific zoo!”

Reviewed on 09/06/2021

We’ve been to many zoos around the world however National Zoo definitely is in the top 3! The zoo is well laid out & perfect for all ages. My small kids spent over an hour just in the playground...

Review by

melissaZ2010

“Definitely Worth a Visit”

Reviewed on 03/06/2021

Canberra Zoo offers a wonderful opportunity to see and learn about many fascinating creatures in a well designed environment. Easy to get around and with friendly and helpful staff, there is plenty...

Review by

Wanda-Ivy

“Add the "Wonders of Wildlife" Tour to Your Bucket List Now!”

Reviewed on 03/06/2021

I booked two tickets for the National Zoo & Aquarium's "Wonders of Wildlife" (WOW) Tour for my husband's birthday. The purchase was completed easily online and there is plenty of information about...

Review by

Nalini S

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