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Melbourne Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Melbourne Attraction Combo: Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
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Melbourne Attraction Combo: Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
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Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful setting of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through the lush Asian and African...more
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Elliott Avenue | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to many a zoo around the world, and we are very lucky here in Melbourne. Great for the family, great set up, lots of shade on a hot day. And great enclosures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdventuresofRach
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dialysis & Transplant Assoc Inc Members Christmas Function Had a wonderful time visiting the Elephant enclosure. Our function was held in the Elephant Room. Unfortunately no disability services were provided. Function staff were not notified of our function in the Elephant Room. Very disappointing. No...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Melbourne Zoo was nice and relaxing. I never felt a need to rush and the atmosphere is VERY Green :-) The animals were nothing exotic, but what you would expect. It was nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HambricT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Melbourne zoo is a wonderful zoo which has ever improving enclosures for animals. The gorilla area is wonderful as you walk the Forrest looking in at the large area they inhabit. The best part of the zoo is the amazing animal encounters! Don’t just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bd3Melbourne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo was well worth the short tram trip from the city. Loved the graceful giraffes and the curious meerkats. It was clean and tidy and there was a lovely cafe were you could sit outside and eat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 786lorisb
Reviewed 2 days ago

I couldn't believe you could see the lemurs up close and personal like we did. It was so fun! The elephants, giraffes and kangaroos were my other faves. So cool!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cori W
Reviewed 3 days ago

our family with 3 kids visited this zoo and all our kids love it so much . nice natural with so many different animals that they never seen . great places for the kids to learn and see more about natural

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Monika E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the Melbourbe Zoo with some international guests and even booked a close up session with the Kangaroos. The Zoo itself was disappointing in that a lot of animals were not on display. I realise the time of day was morning but if you can’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pistolpete_60
Reviewed 4 days ago

The zoo trip makes an interesting outing for the day. There is an extensive collection of animals spread across the complex and very informative outline of each creature to make an excellent educational experience. Facilities are top notch and the enclosures are easily accessible and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GraemeBird
Reviewed 4 days ago

Melbourne Zoo is a great day our for all ages. Pricing for entry is reasonable, but I would suggest taking your own snacks if you're on a tight budget as the options are minimal/expensive. So many great animals to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kate F
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5 September 2018|
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Response from gamefishtas | Reviewed this property |
sorry , we didnt do the tour....u get a detailed map and can wander at your own pace and leisure...much better.
4 June 2018|
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Response from A560MPlaurenj | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a nice big grassed area, ideal for a packed lunch picnic.
Cecilia W
23 April 2018|
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Response from 1Aimless1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cecilia, There are many zoos in Australia, but the biggest ones are in and around the capital cities. Australia has much stricter laws about owning exotic animals than the USA, so there are far fewer private/small zoos... More