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 1482 REVIEWS

Ranked #13 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Wow wow wow”

Reviewed on 20/02/2021

Has such an amazing time visiting the national zoo & aquarium- the facilities are so clean the animals are so we’ll looked after ! An amazing experience to bring the young & young at heart

Review by

davidreneeo

“Great for the kids”

Reviewed on 10/02/2021

Very pleasant walk thru different animal area's...some animals were hard to spot in their enclosure but overall an enjoyable day...the Rhino bistro was a nice touch for a cold drink or quick bite..

Review by

Hitman4hire

“Love this Zoo”

Reviewed on 14/01/2021

Great place to visit with many unique beautiful animals, two cafes and easy flat walking paths. Its a great day out!

Review by

gogetgo

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