To really experience a walk in bird aviary is to get up close and personal to the beautiful colourful birds. At the Canberra Walk-in Aviary you are guaranteed to get that "hands on" interaction directly, as you get up close and personal to the magnificent birds.
When you arrive to the aviary you are given a plastic plate filled with fruits to feed the birds, most of them do come up to you and sit on your arms, head and back- (the kids will love this). You can purchase some mealworms (alive) to feed the birds – we did not as I am not a big fan of worms – especially when they are alive!
The entrance to the aviary is sort of hidden; we walked around for a couple of minutes to find it. It is right behind the Green Gold Garden Centre in O'Hanlon Place right near the car park.
On extreme hot days when the temperatures are above 32 degrees the birds are not really interactive as they normally are, so I suggest going when temperatures are less than 32 degrees to get the real hands on experience. (The aviary is closed when temperatures are over 35 degrees)
The aviary is located in the village of Gold Creek which is situated off the Barton Highway (road to Yass) in the northern suburb of Nicholls – it is approximately 20 minutes drive from Canberra City Centre.