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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250...

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 rainforests, Australian bushland and even underwater! Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit, explore the Trail of Elephants and then head down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in our underwater world to see Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals and more!

Don't miss: Lion Gorge, our new lion experience which will have you come face-to-face with our magnificent African Lion bachelor group.

Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care.

Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity.

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You really can't go wrong with Melbourne zoo, there's so much to see that one day is never really enough. The butterfly house is always a huge hit with my little kids. Meerkats... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You really can't go wrong with Melbourne zoo, there's so much to see that one day is never really enough. The butterfly house is always a huge hit with my little kids. Meerkats are fun to watch too. Pack a lunch to save some money and have a picnic on the grass. Even better get a zoo membership which you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arranged an afternoon tea at the Zoo and it was a fun afternoon. Greeted with a glass of bubbles and a scone, we were then invited to join the buffet. Sweet and savoury were accommodated, there wS something for everyone. Pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, mousse, macaroons. We were not hurried out and could sit as long as we wanted.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's been 10 years since I took my niece and nephew to the zoo and whilst I shared the wonder through their eyes ,this time, with an afternoon to spare, I visited solo. There are some great spaces such as the butterfly house, the elephant enclosure and the new wave pool for the seals but I'm afraid I was underwhelmed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove in to spend Father's Day as a couple, since now we don't have kids anymore we like to find somewhere special for significant days. Plenty of open air off-street car-parking on Zoo's perimeter at a reasonable all-day parking fee. The walking paths are even, paved and easy to negotiate for all folk including prams. There are good viewing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the zoo, the animals are wonderful and walking through the Lemur enclosure is a treat. Great place for a picnic too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice size zoo that can be done in a day. We had a warm spring day when we went and were grateful for the shade found around some of the exhibits; thought has clearly gone into the layout. All the usual things you’d expect from a zoo e.g. animal presentations, close-up encounters, behind-the-scenes and shops. Plenty of places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly impressed. Probably one of the best zoos in the world. There are so many different animals. Clean and very friendly staff.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've visited many zoos, but Melbourne Zoo rates as one of the best. Set in beautiful gardens, you really need to allow the better part of a day to see everything. The park covers a large area and there is just so much to see. The meerkats were a favourite! Staff were really friendly and went out of their way... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Melbourne Zoo has a great range of different animals and a fantastic place for a family day out! The facilities were good too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Melbourne zoo is free for kids on weekends. Many types of animals from lions to penguins so it was a good way for the kids to see animals live instead of via the tv. The size is just nice and we got to move from one exhibit/area to another easily. not tiring for the kids. Nice ground for picnics. Be... More 

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