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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  • Today we visited this lovely Zoo. It is well set out with great walking paths the animals are also really easy to see. It is a pretty Zoo with some lovely views. Well worth the visit!  more »
  • Today we did the full day, interactive tour of the National Zoo (walk on the wildside). It was incredible! Our guide was Emma, she was knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely passionate about her job. A...  more »
  • The national zoo CANBERRA is a lovely zoo. It is set ou very nicely with large areas for the animals. It is easy to get around and is fully accessible to wheel chairs and prams. They also offer great ...  more »

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