Canberra Reptile Zoo
Canberra Reptile Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Michele M
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The range of animals is quite extensive, but some of the enclosures are quite small or overcrowded for the type or amount of animals. They mention that they are fundraising to give the saltwater crocodile a new enclosure (the current one is an indoor room about the size of a bathroom), it seems though that they have taken on a creature that they clearly don’t have the facilities for and are relying on visitors and the community to fix this. The turtles also seem quite crowded.
Written 29 September 2023
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goldcreekvisitor
Canberra2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
On the one hand, this was a really interesting place to go and the kids + my wife and I all enjoyed seeing the animals. They have some great reptiles and birds and it was great to see them all. I particularly enjoyed seeing the frogs and owls, but they have lots of interesting animals. From a purely selfish perspective this was an enjoyable time and there were many interesting animals to see.

The only problem for me and my wife was that we felt that many of the enclosures were too small for the animals they had and quite a few of them seemed so restricted that it was really quite cruel. (Some of the containers for the snakes were also very bare, giving them no real variety in terrain, so again, this seemed cruel.) I'd much prefer if they halved the number of animals they have on show and gave them all twice as much space (or more) with more variation in terrain inside the enclosures.

I can see from the other reviews that this is a family business and so I'm sure funds are tight. I sympathise, but also sympathise with many of the animals that are kept in areas that are much too small for them. Average review reflects the good points and bad.
Written 24 January 2023
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Bush Kids
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Was fantastic! Just kept going, was very hands on for the kids. Liam and Chopper made the experience unforgettable with pats and lots of knowledge.
Written 29 December 2022
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Meryl E
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
You can tell by the enclosures the animals are looked after, but the building is a wreck. They are in serious need of an upgrade, If this is a family business, id say they are stuggling.
The range of reptiles are amazing. They even have a salt water croc!
Outside play area is in need of an upgrade too, but it is clean and tidy.
Kids are able to pet lizzards and turtles so they hands on thing is great for them
Written 3 October 2022
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Havana57
Mill Park, Australia126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Went with a six and eight year old who loved it.
The staff are friendly and engaging.
The visit was both fun and educational.
Highly recommended.
Written 21 September 2022
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Ben D
Melbourne, Australia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Was worried this would be a bit of a tourist trap. It wasn't.
The staff were super friendly and loved the kids. As soon as a visiting school group was gone, they brought over various reptiles for our kids to touch.
Very impressed.
Written 6 September 2022
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HE3076RK
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had a party there for our 6 year old and it was amazing. The staff were all fantastic, engaging and just so lovely. Highly recommend
Written 28 August 2022
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Harry Gentle
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The owner was nice and the turtles, snakes, mammals and lizards were all amazing to see. I bought a cool rubber snake too.
Written 28 August 2022
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Lola_sylph
Somerville, Australia369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Pretty good little place for the kids. They loved being able to interact with some of the reptiles. They have a decent croc there too. Playground at the end was good for small children. After initial impressions there was more to explore than we thought. Overall, this was pretty good. and priced about right. Would recommend dropping in if you like reptiles or have kids.
Written 19 May 2022
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Terry S
Parramatta, Australia845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Canberra reptile zoo was an amazing place this was our first visit and unplanned this turned out to be a nice live animal experience live crocodiles , turtles and other exotic reptiles around 1hr walk around. You are aloud to pet some of them there are signs indicating this.
Summary:
well laid out display
some really beautiful animals
hands on experience
Written 6 April 2022
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