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Melbourne Zoo

#14 of 419 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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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 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! 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. Melbourne Zoo is also the proud winner of the Victoria Tourism Awards RACV People’s Choice category, voted by Victorians as their Favourite Metro Attraction in both 2015 and 2016!
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Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice place. Loved the nature. Cute gorillas. We didn't get to see all the animals because its like a maze where you have to take paths to find animals. I compare with Taronga zoo in Sydney where you get to see all animals while...More

Thank maisaba2016
Reviewed yesterday

The Melbourne Zoo should be congratulated on the way they are moving away from zoo cages to enclosures. They have been doing this steadily over the past 20 years and it is a pleasure to visit there to see the animals under far less stress.

Thank mickmamphitheatre
Reviewed yesterday

Visited the zoo from the main train station in the city, which was a highlight in itself - seeing the neighbouring suburbs that you wouldn't drive out to see usually. We entered the zoo from the rear entrance - at the stage thinking about turning...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this place. Generations of my family have been coming here and it continues to get better and better

Thank Worldlywelltravelled
Reviewed yesterday

We ventured down to the zoo in the VIC school holidays, kids are FREE, But it was super busy finding a park took over an hour, best to get there early. Kids enjoyed the butterfly enclosure best.

Thank melinda s
Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely visit. Although it was a cold, wintery day, the rain held off and we enjoyed seeing the native birds, penguins, elephants and orangutans. We visited during school holidays so there were lots of people, but the queues were not too onerous....More

Thank oz_bandicoot
Reviewed 2 days ago

We're members of Vic Zoos so we took the grandchildren and they loved it too. The exhibits we saw seemed to suit the large animals like elephants and lions i.e. resembled their natural environments with plenty of space to move around. Not so sure about...More

Thank Glenys S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is fantastic,animals appear to enjoy their enveiroment. Seen zoos in other countries and this is the BEST.Takes a bit of time to get around about 6-7 Hrs because there is lots to see .HINT take your own eats as the food is not...More

Thank dal15
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to the zoo just over a month ago with my daughter and her school (small school) I was with her group of 8 students...we had a ball...they wanted to see everything but their little legs couldn't get to see everything as they were...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the Melbourne Zoo. The animals were all really lively in the afternoon. We had a fantastic time.

Thank Cazt50
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3 May 2017|
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Response from leaz3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is ample parking at the Royal Melbourne Zoo around $ 2.00 for five hour parking hope this helps with your query.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Kelly B | Reviewed this property |
yes there is u can google parking
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10 April 2017|
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Response from Arctic01 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 4-5 hours and I would recommend go in early so you can work around the feeling times and also you are allowed to bring in your own food and drinks. Enjoy