National Zoo & Aquarium

ACT National Zoo and Aquarium

Are you a fan of cute and cuddly animals? Then you won’t want to miss the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia! I’ve visited this amazing place on a few occasions over the years – it is always an experience to remember!

First of all, let’s talk about the variety of animals on display (no I’m not talking about parliament house!). From lions to meerkats to penguins, there’s something for everyone at the National Zoo and Aquarium. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to see some of the more elusive creatures like the Tasmanian devil or the Sumatran tiger.

But the real highlight for me was the aquarium. I felt like I was swimming alongside the fish and other sea creatures in the massive tanks. And don’t even get me started on the giant stingrays – they were like underwater UFOs! If you’re a fan of Finding Nemo or The Little Mermaid, you won’t want to miss this place.

And the best part? You can actually get up close and personal with some of the animals. That’s right, the National Zoo and Aquarium offers animal encounters where you can feed and interact with the creatures. I didn’t get to do it myself, but I’ve heard it’s an experience you won’t forget anytime soon.

Now, let’s talk logistics. The zoo is open every day except for Christmas Day, so you can plan your visit accordingly. And if you’re worried about the cost, fear not – the admission price is very reasonable for the amount of entertainment and education you’ll receive.

But enough about the serious stuff. Let’s get back to the animals! I have to admit, I had a bit of a soft spot for the meerkats. They were just so cute and playful, I could have watched them for hours. And speaking of playful, the seal show was a blast. Those guys really know how to put on a performance.

But it’s not just the animals that make the National Zoo and Aquarium a unique destination. Recently, there has been buzz surrounding the potential sale of the zoo as its owners look to retire. However, the owners are committed to finding a buyer who will uphold the same values and high standards for animal welfare that they have set. So, not to worry, you can still visit the zoo and enjoy all it has to offer for years to come. 

Overall, I can’t recommend the National Zoo and Aquarium enough. It’s the perfect place for a family outing or a date with that special someone. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes, because you’ll be doing a lot of walking. And who knows, you might just learn something new about the amazing creatures that inhabit our world.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to the National Zoo and Aquarium and experience the magic for yourself! And if you happen to run into a cute meerkat, tell it I said hello.


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Can Do Cranes – Crane Hire Canberra



Q: What are the opening hours of the National Zoo and Aquarium?

A: The National Zoo and Aquarium is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm.


Q: Is there an entry fee to the National Zoo and Aquarium? A: Yes, there is an entry fee. The price of admission varies depending on age and whether you want to add on any additional animal encounters.


Q: What kind of animals can I see at the National Zoo and Aquarium?

A: The National Zoo and Aquarium is home to a wide variety of animals including lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, kangaroos, and many more. They also have a large aquarium with various fish and marine life.


Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks into the National Zoo and Aquarium?

A: Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks into the zoo. There are also various food outlets available throughout the zoo.


Q: Are there any special animal encounters or experiences available at the National Zoo and Aquarium?

A: Yes, there are various animal encounters and experiences available at the zoo including behind-the-scenes tours, feeding experiences, and up-close encounters with various animals such as cheetahs, meerkats, and giraffes.


Q: Is the National Zoo and Aquarium accessible for people with disabilities?

A: Yes, the zoo is fully accessible for people with disabilities. They have disabled parking available, ramps throughout the park, and wheelchair hire available.


Q: Can I host a private event at the National Zoo and Aquarium?

A: Yes, the zoo offers various event spaces for hire including a function room, outdoor spaces, and even animal encounters for your guests.


Q: Is the National Zoo and Aquarium up for sale?

A: Yes, there have been reports of the National Zoo and Aquarium being up for sale as the owners look towards retirement. However, at this time, there is no official announcement about the sale or the future of the zoo.

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