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 1508 REVIEWS

Ranked #8 of 224 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2021

“Must do while in Canberra!”

Reviewed on 14/08/2021

Went to the Zoo with 2 adults and 4 kids (12 and 8). It was amazing - the best zoo i've ever been too! It is so big so bring your walking shoes! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and there...

Review by

Mimishat

“Great park with awesome enclosures. Excellent staff.”

Reviewed on 28/07/2021

Awesome roarsome tour was what we did.
Our guide was excellent and great at his job.
Enclosures are so clean, large, and well setup to make the animals feel safe and comfortable.
Great value for...

Review by

reviewedhonest

“Fabulous playground”

Reviewed on 27/07/2021

Went with friends - layer in the playground for a solid 2 hours then walked around and saw the animals… highly enjoyable. Kids lived seeing the peacock up close and personal. Lots of places to rest...

Review by

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