The Wagga Zoo contains a very diverse range of local and non-local animals, as well as a huge free-flight aviary!

Many of the animals in the park are free to roam. These include ducks, peacocks, chooks, black swans, geese and many other birds. 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.

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Opening hours:

The Zoo + Aviary's normal opening hours are Thursday to Monday, 9am-4pm (no entry after 3.45pm).

During school holidays, the Zoo + Aviary will be open 7 days a week 9am-4pm (no entry after 3.45pm).

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.