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National Zoo and Aquarium

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999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra 2611, Australia
+61 2 6287 8400
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Great Place To Take The Kids

This zoo is just the right size for the little ones, and even when it gets busy, you don't feel the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Great zoo and meet a cheetah was a highlight

We booked to do two experiences at the zoo and it was worth every cent. We wandered around looking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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The National Zoo & Aquarium is privately owned and Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium.That's 2 attractions in one! We are situated on around 7 hectares of land just five minutes from the centre of Canberra. With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia, there is something for everyone. Wander in and have a casual stroll around the park, or make a day of it with family, friends and make use of our picnic areas and complimentary BBQ facilities. Our Animal Encounters provide visitors with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the worlds most amazing creatures!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra 2611, Australia
+61 2 6287 8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is just the right size for the little ones, and even when it gets busy, you don't feel the crush of humanity. It's a 'must go' with our child whenever we're in Canberra, and the new exhibits are quite special. Bring your own...More

1  Thank smithies2808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to do two experiences at the zoo and it was worth every cent. We wandered around looking at the fantastic exhibits before meeting Jura the cheetah. He was absolutely gorgeous and so well behaved for his keepers. We were able to pat him...More

1  Thank cecdibar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must go on your do list for Canberra. We didn't stay overnight, but will be next time. The kids had a great time and so did we.

1  Thank Shane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So nice to go to a zoo where they don't try to rip you off with ridiculously priced food, parking, and experiences. The whole layout of the zoo is pleasant and the number of animals is impressive.

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo that is very compact and easy to get around. There is also an aquarium on site that is pretty good. There is a souvenir shop, kiosk and plenty of tables, chairs and shade. Pushed a prank around with no difficulty. Kids and adults...More

1  Thank Dragonfly1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is one of the best I have ever gone to. The exhibits have multiple viewing platforms as each animal has a massive space to walk and live in. The zoo has a map that shows the best way to walk around as if...More

1  Thank RachaelMildenhall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was given this as a birthday present and me and my partner went for the day. Overall it was an exceptional day, with heaps of close encounters, great food and a brilliant and enthusiastic tour guide. The day was full of walking to different...More

1  Thank tim19812017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice medium sized zoo. Not many people were there so I had lots of great views and photo opportunities of all the animals. The aquarium is not very big. I upgraded my experience to the ZooVenture tour which was fantastic and well worth the extra...More

1  Thank lauramig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great day but the sharks and rays were not on exhibition when we visited. It was still good, with lots of other animals to see, and a lovely outdoor space to sit and eat lunch at the top of the zoo near...More

1  Thank 775traveller
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Well worth visiting ,we had a fantastic time. To be up close to the animals was a great experience. Heaps of variety of animals.David the volunteer was amazing he had knowledge of every animal in the zoo. Would HIGHLY recommend visiting this zoo. Will definitely...More

1  Thank martin g
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Steve G
12 March 2017|
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Response from NatZoo | Property representative |
Hi Steve - yes we do accept Amex cards
Ali M
16 January 2017|
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Response from NatZoo | Property representative |
Hi Ali M, yes you can hire either w wheelchair or motorised scooter and we do have a number of accessible toilet facilities
Jess C
12 July 2016|
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Response from Kerrie0m | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 2 hours, leisurely stroll with 2 little kids.