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“Back again!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Canberra Walk in Aviary

Canberra Walk in Aviary
Unit 13 Federation Square | Nicholls, Nicholls 2913, Australia
02 6230 2044
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Nicholls
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: The Canberra Walk-In Aviary is a huge privately owned walk-in aviary where the friendly free flying birds can be observed, photographed and fed. The Walk-in Aviary's owners developed the aviary as a way to enjoy and share their extensive collection of birds. It is our mission to allow people to interact directly with the birds. Visitors to the aviary walk amongst more than 550 birds representing 57 different species from Australia and around the world.
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Back again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We loved the aviary so much we returned again a few months later. Staff continue to be wonderful as do the birds, nothing much has changed and the birds were as cute as ever. Unfortunately at the time of our visit a bus group of foreign students arrived. (I assume they were foreign as English was limited). Despite the staff bringing out heaps of fruit for these students they walked up to my daughter, took all the fruit from the bowl she was offering to the birds. She was so shocked at their rudeness!

When the birds did decend upon the students they were met with wild waving limbs and screaming. I saw two birds get hit by accident. I mean if you go in to feed the birds, steal fruit from a tiny little girl without so much as a 'thank you' birds will land on you to consume the fruit you just stole. If you are that scared of birds, just don't go in there! I didn't want to cause a scene and staff were busy catering for this large student group so I said nothing. Unfortuantely no staff saw the incident. The two birds who were hit flew off without incident. I just wanted to let the staff know that this had occured and perhaps it would be better to let groups of smaller size enter at each time. This is still a great attraction and the small entry cost is well worth it. We will still be back. I just don't like seeing animals treated in such a fashion and I know the operators of this business feel the same. Keep doing the great job you are doing, perhaps just watch the type of people you let in more closely!

Visited September 2012
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English first
Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun for children and their minders”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Specially good if you go at opening time so the birds are more likely to be hungry. You are given a bowl of chopped apple and the birds will come on your shoulders and arms to eat the apple.

Visited January 2012
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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“awesome birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

loved feeding the little birds some apples!!! was an awesome surprise to be given something to feed the birds, and not just watch them. very cool

Visited May 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great for kids in particular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is lovely and children and tourists will love it. Lots of birds flying around. It is a great attraction so try to see it if you can. Stop in at Adore Tea next door after you've finished and sample some of their delicious flavours.

Visited January 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Great staff, friendly. My family could have spent the whole day with the birds.

Visited September 2011
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