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 1465 REVIEWS

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

Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence 2020

“Best Zoo in Australia”

Reviewed on 17/08/2020

Lobe this place, been twice now with my kids and the layout is great. The marked path ensures that you don't miss a thing.

The park is very clean and excellent COVID measures are in place regarding...

Review by

Burd1mil

“Easy to navigate and animal enclosures are very well designed to keep the residents happy”

Reviewed on 17/08/2020

I have been to many zoos and I really enjoyed this zoo. The animals are mostly easy to see and the gardens are beautiful. You can buy food and drink at the zoo but there are lots of picnic tables and...

Review by

Sherallee H

“Fantastic zoo!”

Reviewed on 16/08/2020

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Canberra Zoo after visiting Australia zoo and Taronga zoo in the past year. However, I can only give praise to Canberra zoo for such a great experience. The...

Review by

smax94

READ ALL REVIEWS

WRITE A REVIEW

WHAT'S NEARBY