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Melbourne Zoo

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Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
from USD 27.95*
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
from USD 27.95*
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 today via mobile

Parking is a real bugger here, it took us 30 mins to find a park however it was good once we got inside.

Thank MattP2626
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day for my niece's birthday with the family. kids ageing from a few months old to 14 years great day for everyone.

Thank Corrina C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We all had a great day. The animal enclosures are big and attempted to make them look as 'natural' as possible. The admission price is good considering its a full days entertainment. Recommend as one of the 'must do's' in Melbourne

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Firstly if you are going to head to the zoo buy your tickets online it will speed things up for you also get there early as parking can get busy later in the day. Secondly bring food unless you are willing to pay the crazy...More

Thank F3ralwombat
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a great day out for the whole family. Lovely peaceful atmosphere, really feels like you're amongst nature, more than in the heart of a busy city. Also a terrific function venue for weddings and other corporate activities.

Thank mpdj2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As it was winter we found that not a lot of the animals were out or moving around which made it very difficult to keep the kids entertained. What animals were out were excellent.

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent zoo. Enjoyed the big cats and the butterfly aviary the most. The elephant presentation was excellent. Very informed keeper who gave a great speech. Bathrooms were filthy. Not the best food choices but overall, the zoo was otherwise clean.

Thank cherizoria
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The zoo is very nice... my kids loved the place and interactive with the animals. It is very near to the city, easy reach by tram

Thank Shatha A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took our French visitor. Enjoyed the day. Great layout made it easy to walk around and see all the animals. Disappointed that some animals were missing due to cold weather? The butterfly enclosure was brilliant

Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is outstanding!! The staff were great with the kids. Very informative and interesting. Everyone had a ball. Will come back again!

Thank Robert R
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Lauren J | 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 tinatraveler2018 | Reviewed this property |
My family went to the Melbourne zoo in April 2018. This is a very small but kid friendly zoo. The only animal we wanted to see was a platypus and that was the only animal habitat closed!! There are Australian animals as... More
Cinta A
10 April 2018|
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Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
Hi Cinta, Exciting to hear you are planning on visiting in July! Zoos Victoria has 3 world class properties; Melbourne Zoo 15 minutes from the CBD, Werribee Open Range Zoo just 30 minutes from Melbourne and Healesville... More