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 1473 REVIEWS

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

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Awesome Rawsome”

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

We did the early tour and had just a wonderful time! I do love this zoo and was glad to visit again. The tour is amazing value for the chance to feed so many lovely animals.

Although it's an early...

Review by

xalx

“Watch your money with this mob”

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

2.11 I was booked by zoo staff member to an encounter- later that day I was advised by another staff member I cannot attend because my child is under 6years old. So I asked for a refund as we have...

Review by

MonikaZ188

“The best zoo we have ever been to”

Reviewed on 08/11/2020

My family and I always go to zoo’s everywhere we go. The National Zoo & Aquarium is the cleanest and best zoo we have ever been to staff are extremely friendly and helpful the toilets are as clean...

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