Canberra Walk In Aviary

Canberra Walk In Aviary

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.

Walk among nearly 500 beautiful birds in the Canberra Walk In Aviary. Observe, photograph and feed the friendly free flying birds as they fly in the large planted aviary.

This is your chance to get up close and personal with over 60 different species from Australia and around the world. Count over 250 parrots and 250 finches quail and pheasants.

Your entry fee includes a small plate of bird food so some of the birds will come and interact with you.

The Canberra Walk In Aviary is only 15 minutes from the city centre. Federation Square is located in Gold Creek Village off the Barton Highway, Nicholls.

Entrance to the aviary is located directly behind the Green Gold Garden Centre.

  • Rainbow lorikeets
    Rainbow lorikeets feeding
  • View inside the Canberra Walk in Aviary
    Inside the Canberra Walk in Aviary
  • Cock (Male) Bob White Quail
    Bob White Quail (Colinus virginianus) a native quail to the Americas



Daily except Christmas Day. Winter hours: 10 am - 4 pm. The rest of the year: 10 am - 5 pm


Between $10.00 and $45.00
Children over 4: $10.00
Under 4s: free with a paying adult
Concession $13.00
Seniors: $13.00
Adult: $15
Family: $45 (2A + 2C or 1A + 3C)
Extra child on family pass $5.50


Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.


Canberra Walk In Aviary

Shop 13 Federation Square, Gold Creek Village, O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Nicholls on TripAdvisor

“Feathered frenzy feed!”

Reviewed on 25/03/2021

My husband is an avid bird lover so this was a must on our Canberra list. We were literally two steps in when we were bombarded with birds! We didn't mind but for some more timid people & kids, it...

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Valerie D

“Birds & aviary need more care”

Reviewed on 31/12/2020

Appropriate native plants need to be added for the birds to feed, nest & hide in for their welfare. We saw a small number of bird species, many of which looked sick.

The aviary was not big & few...

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“Kids loved it!”

Reviewed on 01/10/2020

Took our 6 year old and 1 year old twins here and all 3 enjoyed it. Eldest loved interacting with the birds and the youngest 2 were interested in watching and attempting to feed the birds. Plenty of...

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