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National Zoo and Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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pleasantly surprised

Canberra zoo is well laid out, great variety of animals and the animal seem to have ample space but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Great day out

Glad we visited today. Was lots of animals out that other zoos don’t have- especially monkeys... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aspendale, 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...more
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999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra 2611, Australia
+61 2 6287 8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Canberra zoo is well laid out, great variety of animals and the animal seem to have ample space but could be easily seen. Highly recommend a visit to this zoo.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Trent4170
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Glad we visited today. Was lots of animals out that other zoos don’t have- especially monkeys. Loved the lions!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 575rebeccak
Reviewed 3 days ago

Until visiting, I had no idea that this zoo was privately owned and because of the wonderful work that has been undertaken by the owners, my visit got 5 stars! I love zoos and this one was everything I expected. It's a bit hilly but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Overall great experience, adventures, some more animals need to be introduced, and also some halal meals. Or at least remove pork.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nkhan767
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just have to start with our amazing guide Kelly who is so enthusiastic about this tour, and incredible animals and environment. The tour was really well organised and no lost time waiting, so the whole day was interacting, meeting, feeding and photo opportunities, whilst morning...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank V1259CWpeterb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family group of 3 adults and 3 kids (3, 6, 8) had a great day here. The zoo has been thoughtfully planned with lots of seating areas to watch the animals. ( loved sitting watching the lions!) plenty of shady spots to have a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank LynetteStrom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day with the Grandkids plenty to see and do lots of animals to see abd learn about lots of experiences to.participate in. Time to relax at the rinho cafe were there is a great playground for the children to enjoy while you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mariaryan59
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I make regular visits to the National Zoo as it is a favourite with our grandchildren. The displays are, on the whole, well laid out and most of the animals can be seen without too much trouble. Some of the highlights include...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dorro1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jess led our tour around the zoo, taking us into places that other visitors don’t get a glimpse of. Breakfast overlooking the shark tank, dinner with a giraffe and a chance to feed most of the animals living at the zoo are all unique experiences...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank poppyb548
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome, animals have great areas with a man made creek running through all enclosures, the new rhino cafe is fantastic for the little ones with a great interactive playground area, plenty of shade for animals and visitors alike, aquarium nice but not as good as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RebeccaW3881
NationalZoo, Manager at National Zoo and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We agree with all your points, both positive and negative. Unfortunately the touch pool is out of action as the tank above it (the one curtained off) split some months ago - that tank fed salt water into the touch pool. We could only to...More

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September 25, 2018|
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Response from 192johnpearson | Reviewed this property |
e food was pre-made but on the day we were there which was a Sunday they had a sausage sizzle which was the normal price around $2.50 a sandwich.
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Sallyb642014 | Property representative |
Yes there are
July 30, 2018|
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Response from William B | Reviewed this property |
Entry price is for both as far as I can see, I don't think they do separate.