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 1476 REVIEWS

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

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Amazing place in the heart of Canberra”

Reviewed on 28/11/2020

I loved this zoo, It was easy to navigate with signs everywhere and paved pathways. The only problem was the steep pathways down which was hard to manoeuvre in a mobility scooter. I loved how the...

Review by

Bron C

“Small but well laid out”

Reviewed on 27/11/2020

Canberra zoo is very well signposted and laid out so it is very easy to get around and know you're not missing any exhibits. we didn't do a tour, just normal zoo entry which included the aquarium...

Review by

Sue H

“Great Place”

Reviewed on 25/11/2020

Did the early awesome roar tour which involved feeding various animals under guidance of a keeper , great experience, at tour completion , are able to walk around the zoo and enjoy the other...

Review by

katherine r

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