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National Zoo & Aquarium

2 Guests and 2 zookeepers partaking in a Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Zoo Keeper and guests feeding a tawny lion through the fence at the national zoo and aquarium
2 Children meeting and handling a barking owl during an encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Guests and families enjoying the dining area at the Rhino Bistro / cafe
Large catered function in the viewing park, guests celebrating a corporate party with drinks and BBQ
Family and zoo guide with a Hummer, a vehicle used for night tours within the national zoo
Sharks, fish and other aquatic creatures in the 200,000L shark tank in the Aquarium.
2 guests in the Ruffed lemur enclosure with the primates climbing over them, being fed
Woman feeding 2 giraffes with her hands during an encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium
2 women with 3 meerkats on their lap in a zoo enclosure. Feeding the meerkats during an encounter
2 Guests and 2 zookeepers partaking in a Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Zoo Keeper and guests feeding a tawny lion through the fence at the national zoo and aquarium
2 Children meeting and handling a barking owl during an encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Guests and families enjoying the dining area at the Rhino Bistro / cafe
Large catered function in the viewing park, guests celebrating a corporate party with drinks and BBQ

Overview

Get up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing creatures at the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra.

From lions, tigers and bears to giraffes, penguins and monkeys, the Zoo features a variety of native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia!

Pat a cheetah, feed a bear or become acquainted with a meerkat during some of the most amazing hands-on animal experiences in Australia.

The vision of the National Zoo and Aquarium is to inspire and assist in the conservation of the natural world through exciting and innovative educational experiences.

Our mission is to set world’s best practices for animal care and sustainability while impassioning our guests to protect the natural world.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
999 Lady Denman Drive, Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Fantastic experience in a beautiful place”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6d ago by Jenny E

I think this is one of the best zoos I have been to so far. It has an extensive variety of animal housed beautifully. Lots of opportunity to view up close. The animals look very healthy and content...

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“Great zoo”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Tamsin H

A great zoo with happy and content looking animals. It was much larger than I expected and could do with some toilets along the back stretch of the zoo. I went early and saw several groups of animals...

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“Wonders of Wildlife Tour - Incredible”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by 622cameronh

The Wonders of Wildlife Tour with John was incredible - He was attentive and knowledgeable sharing a clear love for the zoo and the animals. The tour was non-stop and more than worth the money with...

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  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.