National Zoo & Aquarium

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For Ages 0-4
For Ages 5-8
For Ages 9-12
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Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing creatures at the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra. Australia’s only combined open range zoo and aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to explore, learn and relax amongst a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, fish and reptiles.

Hear a lion roar close by, hand-feed a greedy giraffe or take a walk with a dingo. With a wide variety of native and exotic animals and heady mix of animal encounters, head to Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium. Take a break from the heavyweight museum and gallery trail of the capital, at the only country’s only combined zoo and aquarium. Explore the grounds at your own pace and make a beeline for your favourites or plan a visit around the weekend and school holiday Keeper Talks. With bears, lions and tigers and natives like emus, a visit to the Zoo and Aquarium is a sure-fire family favourite. 

Good to knows

  • BYO food and cook up lunch on one of the free BBQs.