National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra
(4.1/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit National Zoo and Aquarium and other attractions in Canberra using our Canberra vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The Zoo is very well layed out and has some awesome animals in it, the Aquarium is setup well and has a wonderful varriaty of Fish and other sea life in it, you can spend easily all day here. 
  • Fascinating zoo, even for previous visits to Africa and direct close up of free roving animals. This well planned zoo is captivating for strolls with excellent viewing of animals. Well done. Congratul...  more »
  • We spent approximately 2 hours walking around the zoo. Very well laid out with trail numbers directing you around the zoo. Stopped for lunch in the Cafe then went into the aquarium to have a look arou...  more »
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  • Simply magnificent! Jamala is beautifully appointed, staff are wonderful and very knowledgeable. The work being done at the Zoo to help preserve endangered wildlife and educate people while caring for the animals is becoming more and more important as humans destroy their natural habitats. A great experience!
  • Stayed at Jamala Lodge, first class - the staff are brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable, the accommodation is very well thought out and quite luxurious. The food is amazing, being a vegetarian my dinner was delicious and you certainly dont go hungry. What an amazing experience to be able to be in such close proximity to such beautiful creatures, we were very fortunate to have two gorgeous sun bears sleeping right outside our window. Well worth it.
  • The ring-tailed lemurs are sooooo cute. A great place to bring the family. Memberships are great value. A great place to experience foreign animals.
  • Wow, blew me away, way better than expected. Got so close to the animals,well kept and lots of variety including African and Australian creatures. Ok cafe and good gift shop.
  • My favourite place in Canberra! It's on the small side, but it's really manageable to do a full circuit in a reasonable amount of time because of that. And you can get fairly close to many of the animals, which really adds to the experience!