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National Zoo and Aquarium

National Zoo and Aquarium

A Unique Animal Experience

Situated on around 7 hectares of land just five minutes from the cbd of Canberra, The National Zoo & Aquarium is Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium.

With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals on show, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia, there is something for everyone.

Wander through and have a casual stroll around the park and make use of picnic areas and complimentary BBQ facilities, or get up close and personal to the animals by taking part in one of the many hands on encounter tours.

Things to do

Family Tour

If you have children under 10, try the national Zoo and Aquariums Family tour. This tour encompasses the best of the zoo in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. Designed particularly for Families with young children, visitors go behind the scenes to meet and feed some of the zoos favourite animals.

Meet a Cheetah

Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful cheetahs. The National Zoo and Aquariums exclusive Meet a Cheetah experience allows visitors to pat, and play with these amazing cats. With an experienced Zookeeper to answer your questions and guide you as you interact with these incredible animals the Meet a Cheetah experience is one you will never forget.

Zooventure Tour

One of the most hands-on zoo experiences available in Australia. If you're an animal lover and looking for the thrill of a lifetime, then a Zooventure Tour is just the thing. The 2 hour behind the scenes guided tour offers visitors the opportunity to feed a variety of exotic animals, as well as experience a bounty of rare and close-up encounters with animals from all over the world.

Ticket Information

Pass Option

Ticket Type


National Zoo and Aquarium

Family Tour – Weekday (per person) - Minimum age 4


Family Tour – Weekend (per person) - Minimum age 4


Meet a Cheetah (per person) - Minimum age 12 & height 1.5M


Zooventure Tour – Weekday (per person) - Minimum age 12


Zooventure Tour – Weekend (per person) - Minimum age 12


Visitor Information

Operating Hours

Opening time


Closing time


Closed christmas Day


999 Lady Denman Drive, next to Scrivener Dam

How to get there

  • Car
    The Zoo is accessible from the Tuggeranong Parkway, Parkes Way and Cotter Road.
    Parking at the Zoo and Aquarium is Free.
  • Bus
    Buses run from the City bus Interchange direct to the National Zoo and Aquarium on weekends and ACT school holidays only.(See Action Bus Timetable for times)

Additional Information

Lockers -Large and small lockers are available for hire (hire fees incur)
Participants in our Interactive Tours are required to have good mobility. Height and age restrictions may also apply.

Terms and Conditions
Purchase of the tickets is subject to our partner’s terms and conditions. Please visit their sites.