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National Zoo and Aquarium

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Observe land and sea creatures in Australia’s only combined aquarium and zoo

The National Zoo and Aquarium sits on seven hectares and is a short drive from the centre of Canberra. General admission grants you access to both facilities. The zoo is home to big cats, native Australian animals, reptiles, bears, giraffes, zebras and many more exotic animals, while within the aquarium are colourful reef fish, sharks and amphibians.

The zoo offers three tours. The Family Tour is perfect for young children as it is a safer more relaxed experience, while the Zooventure tour requires participants to be over 12. These cost between $85 and $145. Both allow you to experience animals up close.

Walk on the Wildside (WOW) tour is nearly $700 dollars a person but this all-day tour is the ultimate wildlife experience. Feed most animals, from sharks to pandas. Interact with kangaroos, and eat lunch with a giraffe.

Meet a Cheetah for $160 between 11am-noon and 2-3pm daily. This experience requires participants to be at least 15 years old.

Children from kindergarten through to Year 6 can take a zoocation for $80 a day during school holidays. Bookings available online.



Address: Scrivener Dam
Price: $23-$110 (tours are extra)
Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-5pm (except Christmas Day)
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