Below is a list of the top and leading Zoos in Canberra. To help you find the best Zoos located near you in Canberra, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Canberra’s Best Zoos:
The top rated zoos displaying beautiful variety of animals shows and activities where family can enjoy are:
- National Zoo & Aquarium
- Mogo Zoo
- Taronga Western Plains Zoo
National Zoo & Aquarium
National Zoo and Aquarium first opened in 1990 as the National Aquarium. The Aquarium consisted of approximately 30 different species, a large restaurant and function area, with its main feature being a large 1.5 million litre aquarium with an underwater viewing tunnel. This was reportedly the first of its type in the world and was manufactured by a local Canberra company. The Aquarium was situated on around 7 hectares of land which also incorporated a series of outdoor ponds and streams for trout farming. The Aquarium struggled both financially and with some of the major exhibits and within 3 years of opening had been sold to another operator.
Safari Birthday Tours, Junior Zoo Keeper, Family Tour, Meet a Cheetah, Giraffe Encounter, Tiger Encounter, White Lion Encounter, Sun Bear Encounter, Zoofocus Photo Tour.
“What a fantastic place to visit at the right time of the year (mid year is perfect). Entry price is good value for the amount of content inside. Pay to feed the tiger for that extra thrill. Bring your own picnic lunch as there are tons of places to eat surrounded by nature. A must visit”- Ian Watson
Mogo Zoo is a privately owned zoo that supports an amazing collection of endangered and exotic animal species. Nestled close to the Princess Hwy and just 10 mins south of the popular coastal town of Batemans Bay, the zoo is spread over many acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Mogo Zoo proudly boasts the largest collection of primates in Australia. Our zebras and Southern White Rhinos wander the Savannah plains alongside our majestic Giraffes. Visitors to Mogo Zoo can experience our animals Up Close and Personal including meerkats, feeding a lion or tiger, or simply enjoying our affectionate red pandas.
Wild Thing Gift Shop, Animal Encounters, Animal Adaption, Encounter Raffles
“Great place to take the family. Zoo is not too large for small children to get around and there are paths you can wheel prams around. Paths are also suitable for wheelchairs. Companion cards are honored and there 2 wheelchairs available for a gold coin donation each. All this along well laid out exhibits and plenty of facilities gives Mogo Zoo 5 stars.” -Milton Fox
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 100 years Taronga has evolved from a location of entertainment to a mature conservation and education hub. In the spirit of reconciliation, Taronga acknowledges the unique status of Australia’s First Peoples as the original people of this land. They recognize their cultures, histories and ongoing relationship and obligations to the land and waterways.
Bike and Cart Hire, Animal Encounter, High Tea at The Zoo, Children Birthday PartiesZoofari Lodge Dubbo, Savannah Cabins Dubbo, Billabong Camp Dubbo.
“Dubbo zoo was amazing. Such a brilliant day. We arrived around 10 am and spent over 4 hours cycling through the zoo. We would definitely recommend shelling out for a bike, it’s a much more effective way of seeing the zoo. ” -Gary McGowan
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