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Get close to friendly, free-flying birds for family fun

LOOKING for a school holiday outing? Families will love visiting and interacting with the friendly birds at the Canberra Walk-in Aviary, says owner and manager Mick Logan.

Mick says Canberrans can get up close and personal with more than 500 native and exotic birds representing more than 60 different species.

“Regents, princess parrots, superb parrots, cockatiels, lorikeets, doves, quails, even silkie bantams are just some of the species people can get close to,” says Mick.

“In the wild there are some birds like king parrots and crimson rosellas, which can be quite tame and interactive, but the closest you could get is a couple of metres,” he says.

“Here though, the birds will land on you and take food right from your hand!” 

Canberra Walk-in Aviary

Mick says that upon entry every visitor gets a small plate of food to take in with them to feed the birds.

The aviary also provides heaps of photo opportunities, with visitors always snapping great pictures with the brightly coloured locals, he says. 

“It’s great fun for all ages,” says Mick.

“We’ve had newborns visit the aviary all the way up to a 101-year-old.

“Some people like to visit for about 30 minutes, others sit for hours enjoying the atmosphere.”

And for those making a trip from a while away, he says the surrounding Gold Creek Village has plenty of other attractions to enjoy including cafes and gift shops.

“Come to the aviary and make a day of it in Gold Creek Village,” he says.

“It’s a great experience and a great atmosphere.”

Canberra Walk-in Aviary, Unit 13, Federation Square, O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls. Call 6230 2044 or visit

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