National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra

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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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  • This zoo is a nice place to visit with easy and wide walkways, they have built a lot of chalet accommodation which seems to have limited the area for animals. There were a number of areas with no anim...  more »
  • Love love love this place! Staff are lovely and very impressed with the gold coin donation sausage sizzle which makes it cheap and affordable to feed all the kids! Not like other places which charge $...  more »
  • This place is fantastic, but for two faults There are not enough internal signs to advise where to go. And worse, there are almost NO signs for those driving to this park from outside Canberra. This i...  more »

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