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National Zoo and Aquarium

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Great Zoo.

Lovely zoo, definitely worth the visit. You will need about 2 hours plus to see it all. Food in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol R
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Batemans Bay, Australia
via mobile
Everything you need in the time you have.

The best part of the National Zoo is that it has everything a good Zoo needs. Gorgeous animals well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M3708JTjustind
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely zoo, definitely worth the visit. You will need about 2 hours plus to see it all. Food in the bistro was good. The Animals are well looked after. Our suggestion... Go as soon as it opens in the morning as the animals are most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Carol R
MegDS1, Public Relations Manager at National Zoo and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Carol, thanks for your review! So glad you think a trip here is worthwhile. We hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised after visiting this place for the first time. It has the best children's outdoor park. I wasn't expecting much as it is a small zoo but was pleasantly surprised. I gave it 3 stars as Sydney's zoo is 4 stars.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MrsJPedersen
MegDS1, Public Relations Manager at National Zoo and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mrs J, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you like our new AdventureLand Playground, a lot of work went into it and we are very proud of it! Hope to see you back here again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The best part of the National Zoo is that it has everything a good Zoo needs. Gorgeous animals well kept in clean accessible enclosures and an interesting yet easy walk that takes enough time to satisfy yet leave enough of the day to visit another...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank M3708JTjustind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really well-laid out zoo with heaps of shade. Able to get quite close to the animal enclosures but obvious that the zoo puts forth heaps of effort to give these animals a good life with activities and proper care. Petting a rhino...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lisafaery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well designed little zoo with lots of the big-ticket animals we love to see Getting to feed the tigers was the highlight - well worth the price and the keeper did a great job in extending the experience Unfortunately the white lion talk that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PeterLaunders
NationalZoo, Manager at National Zoo and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, but sorry that you found a few minor issues. Generally we get very positive comments regarding the cost and quality of the bistro food and regarding the white lion talk, our records show that it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to this zoo for years with my young children and they have always enjoyed it. The membership is great value and worth it even if you only come a few times a year. The new playground that has been put in is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melrbart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are members of the National Zoo and Aquarium, and love visiting with our two young children. Especially now that the playground is open, which is fantastic. You can spend the whole day here, with two cafes, and dozens of different animals to visit. With...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank dmo73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canberra zoo is well laid out, great variety of animals and the animal seem to have ample space but could be easily seen. Highly recommend a visit to this zoo.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Trent4170
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we visited today. Was lots of animals out that other zoos don’t have- especially monkeys. Loved the lions!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 575rebeccak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until visiting, I had no idea that this zoo was privately owned and because of the wonderful work that has been undertaken by the owners, my visit got 5 stars! I love zoos and this one was everything I expected. It's a bit hilly but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Meljb73
25 September 2018|
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Response from 192johnpearson | Reviewed this property |
e food was pre-made but on the day we were there which was a Sunday they had a sausage sizzle which was the normal price around $2.50 a sandwich.
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30 July 2018|
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Response from William B | Reviewed this property |
Entry price is for both as far as I can see, I don't think they do separate.
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