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National Zoo & Aquarium

OPEN: 10am–5pm daily (except Christmas Day)

ADDRESS: Scrivener Dam, Lady Denman Drive,Yarralumla

PHONE: 02 6287 8400 for tour bookings


ADMISSION: Fees apply

Don’t just look, get amongst them!

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium is regarded by many as the best place to visit if you want to have a great time. The Zoo features a fantastic cross-section of exotic and native animals plus sharks, fish, snakes, lizards and frogs. The animals are in large natural enclosures with viewing generally over moats, not through mesh.

Real excitement is to be had handfeeding many of these animals, including lions, tigers, brown bears and more. You can do this by booking the unique ZooVenture Tour— 2-hours of behind-the-scenes fun, feeding and patting many of the Zoo’s incredible animals. You can also book Meet-a-Cheetah—15 minutes in the enclosure with unrestrained big cats! All activities are available everyday. Bookings are essential.

During a general visit you can see the above animals, plus giraffes, zebras, otters, sun bears, snow leopards, red pandas, meerkats and many other beautiful species.