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. Arrange to visit National Zoo and Aquarium and other attractions in Canberra using our Canberra vacation planner.
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  • If you have the funds to do the African safari-style stay-over it does look very nice but certainly way out of my price-range. We did spend a good portion of a day at the National Zoo and Aquarium in ...  more »
  • This place is a must to visit. All the animals are beautiful and well looked after and the grounds are well kept. Admission is also very well priced. I would put this at the top of my list as one of C...  more »
  • This was an incredible experience with a fabulous tour guide named Kelly McGannon! Got to feed several animals and learned lots. Highly recommend. Zoo is undergoing expansion and got to see animals an...  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!