National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra

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Aquarium · Zoo
Visit National Zoo and Aquarium and wander the landscaped grounds to see some of the worlds most amazing creatures. Or take part in a Tour or Encounter - these offer opportunities to interact, feed and even touch some of the zoo's wildlife, which includes red pandas, meerkats, tigers, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, bears, sharks and dingos. These tours are popular with adults and children are very popular, so book in advance to avoid disappointment. This is Australia's only combined zoo and aquarium site, featuring the largest inland saltwater tank in the country. Arrange to visit National Zoo and Aquarium and other attractions in Canberra using our Canberra vacation planner. Before you head to Canberra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Canberra trip itinerary builder tool, to make sure you see all that Canberra has to offer, including National Zoo and Aquarium.
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  • Had a great day at the zoo with the kids. Ability to see the animals up close was there best ive seen at any zoo. We did find the map (and walking trail) slightly confusing but got the hang of it.  more »
  • I did the WOW tour (birthday gift) and it was absolutely amazing! So many hands on experiences! Food was fantastic with a special place to eat lunch. As a regular visitor to the zoo I was grateful...  more »
  • A great family day out. The zoo is very well maintained and clean. Easy to navigate but a long walk especially with young kids. Plenty of places to stop along the way for a sit down- most have picnic tables and are shaded. A range of different animals to see with keeper talks throughout the day. There is an excellent play space next to the rhino cafe with swings, slides, bridges and tunnels for the kids to run wild. Tickets were affordable- worth noting children under 3 enter for just $1. Adequate parking with a main car park and overflow.
  • Great zoo in Canberra. We go every time we stay here. Well set out, takes around 3 hours or so to walk the whole place. There is a cafe near the entrance and also a good cafe a little over half way around with a great adventure playground for the kids. Very enjoyable day out, highly recommend.

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