Top 3 Spots for Animal Lovers Visiting Canberra, Australia

Canberra, Australia
Canberra, Australia. Photo by Daniel Morton on Unsplash

Most people skip visiting Canberra while exploring Australia because it’s not one of its most bustling cities, but there’s more to it than meets to eye. Its natural beauty knows no bounds and here are three amazing spots that you should visit if you’re a passionate animal lover.

National Zoo & Aquarium

Zoos are usually the most popular attraction with animal lovers visiting pretty much any city and Canberra is home to its own. The National Zoo & Aquarium covers almost 50 acres and it offers an aquarium, breeding programs for endangered species, a zoo with endemic species, and native animal encounters.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

If you’re not a huge fan of zoos and enjoy animal-themed attractions with a more authentic feel, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve will be your cup of tea. This protected area is home to kangaroos, platypus, koalas, and other native species that you can observe in their natural habitat while exploring Tidbinbilla’s many walking trails.

National Dinosaur Museum

You won’t run into any live animals at this museum, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting, especially for younger visitors. Its Australia’s largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, with an impressive collection of fossils, but most visitors come here to explore its garden with life-like dinosaur models.