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National Zoo and Aquarium

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Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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This is the best set out Zoo that I have ever visited. The exhibits are well presented with plenty... read more

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noreenbennett
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Melbourne, Australia
A beautiful zoo!

We took our kids here on a quiet school day when it looked like rain. There was no one there and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sarahceee
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Sydney, Australia
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The National Zoo & Aquarium is privately owned and Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium.That's 2 attractions in one! We are situated on around 7 hectares of land just five minutes from the centre of Canberra. With a wide variety of both native...more
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999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra 2611, Australia
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Reviewed today

This is the best set out Zoo that I have ever visited. The exhibits are well presented with plenty of room for the animals. Was disappointed there was only 1 Giraffe where one of there overnight attractions involves the giraffe. And no elephants

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our kids here on a quiet school day when it looked like rain. There was no one there and it was amazing! We especially loved the viewing area for the tigers and lions!

2  Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At 10am it was 0.5C, we had planned to have breakfast at the zoo, but the front cafe/ shop didn’t really have breakfast options. We got stamped for a pass out, and came back in the afternoon to 9C. I recommend coming at 2pm in...More

1  Thank SandraAtGong
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A long winding walk but happy because animals had plenty of room! Would be nice for a bit more signage at the dead ends

Thank howckid
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the most amazing day today doing the Walk On The Wildside experience. We got lucky and had 2 guides with Jess and Ty. They showed us lots of animals and had a wealth of knowledge to share. Patting a rhino was a highlight for...More

1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 1 week ago

i took my 12 year old child and had an excellent time, facilities are above par, clean well maintained. Great viewing into animal enclosures, easy to spend a few hours and enjoy. Nice cafe not to overpriced, plenty of picnic tables to eat your own...More

1  Thank Philsadventure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we really enjoyed it as it is very easy to walk with kids and nice animals. prices very reasonable. stuff are good and helpful. will recommend for sure.

1  Thank Rami E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the exhibits should be commended for their cleanliness and massive sizes. Found it hard to believe just how big some of the yards were, could be no complaints from animal activists about cramped conditions! The tiger and lion exhibits were wonderful. Going earlier in...More

1  Thank lucchesifrantom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise, I had been there years ago and was surprised to see how much it has changed and grown. We took 3 grandchildren with us and they had a ball. The only downside was the expense of getting in. But overall...More

1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zoo is well laid out and the animals are easy to view. It makes for a relaxing stroll on a Sunday morning. All in all a nice way to pass a few hours with a relaxing stroll by the lake.

1  Thank 192johnpearson
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NickiCom
2 December 2017|
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Response from KSZH | Reviewed this property |
Very open so probably not For a rainy day.
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Steve G
12 March 2017|
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Response from NatZoo | Property representative |
Hi Steve - yes we do accept Amex cards
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Ali M
15 January 2017|
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Response from NatZoo | Property representative |
Hi Ali M, yes you can hire either w wheelchair or motorised scooter and we do have a number of accessible toilet facilities
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