Wagga Zoo & Aviary
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
All Council owned playgrounds, skate parks and recreation equipment/facilities are now closed to the public. This is keeping in line with Federal Government guidelines aimed at managing the exposure and spread of COVID-19.
Please note that Council's open spaces remain open and available for public use, in accordance with the recommended social distancing and appropriate hygiene practices.
For all the latest info about what's opened and closed, visit the Disruption to Council services page.
The Zoo contains a very diverse range of animals and exhibits many local animals as well as those not local to the region. Many of the animals in the park are free to roam. These include ducks, peacocks, chooks, black swans, geese and many other birds.
The public is welcome to feed the animals with approved, healthy food available for purchase from the cafe located near the zoo entrance. As bread and other similar bakery products are known to cause serious health problems, visitors are not permitted to feed bread to the animals.
Children must be accompanied by adults within the zoo, and dogs are strictly prohibited.
- 9am - 5pm daily during Daylight Savings
- 9am - 4pm daily during Australian Eastern Standard Time
- Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Address: Macleay St TURVEY PARK WAGGA WAGGA 2650
Australian Animals Section
The Australian Animals section is located at the top end of the Sanctuary. This area houses kangaroos, wallabies, emus, wombats and native birds. The Budgerigar Aviary here has been constructed on the lines of the early colonial home, together with windmill, water tower and dunny.
Free Flight Aviary
The central area of the Sanctuary houses a large free flight aviary with a population of 300 birds. Take a walk around the wooden track and climb the viewing platform to see all the species of birds which include finches, wrens, doves, lorikeets, princess, superb, and king parrots. There is a combination of flying and ground dwelling birds so it will take a keen eye to spot them all.
The Farmland is an area for children to come into contact with various small animals, such as the Three Little Pigs, chickens and rabbits.