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Melbourne Zoo

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Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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USD 29.14*
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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
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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 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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  • Average9%
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Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great day out for adults and kids, especially school holidays when it's free for kids. Very informative and helpful staff and lots of good eating and picnic areas. Loved the big lion standing on the log as if he owned the whole park and was...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 3 days ago

A full day outing. Easy to walk around and many, many things to see and do. Staff were walking around all day so help was readily available. Zoo keepers talks were very interesting. Zoo keepers very open to questions and answers and were patient and...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really great value and family friendly Take your own lunch or grab some there, plenty of space to set up a picnic blanket, kick around the footy and not be on top of everyone else. The attractions are fun for everyone and the entry fee...More

Thank Simon W
Zoos-Victoria, General Manager at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your review Simon, we are thrilled you and the family had such a great day. Hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Zoos Victoria.

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Melbourne Zoo is a very well designed zoo, with beautiful surrounds and is very easy to navigate. The zookeeper presentations held sporadically throughout the day are excellent, however they get very busy on weekends, and it is best to arrive at the location 15...More

Thank leigh2018
Zoos-Victoria, General Manager at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Leigh, we're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Zoos Victoria.

Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a very hot day but we saw most of the animals and it was over crowded with people i think it was just to hot

Thank 99summer
Zoos-Victoria, General Manager at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback @99summer. It can get extremely busy during school holidays, which is why we are opening at 8:00am until the end of January. Hope to have you back soon. Kid regards, Zoos Victoria

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very easy to follow trails without missing animals and love the activities along the way for kids. Great idea having the playground as well.

Thank Heather E
Zoos-Victoria, General Manager at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Heather! Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Zoos Victoria.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The zoo is too big, we spent all day to visit everyone. It is also good place for family to picnic. There are many car park space, but all around the zoo and only one main entrance to get in the zoo. Unfortunately, I parked...More

Thank Jason_Hsu
Zoos-Victoria, General Manager at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Jason, that's so lovely for your little boy! We do have a rail gate entry at the rear of the zoo, just near the tram stop. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Zoos Victoria.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to spend a day with children, the butterfly enclosure is a must do. You can buy lunch but we took a picnic. Make sure you wear sunscreen and glasses and take water

Thank timeout32
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took my mother to the zoo. She is in her late eighties and we hired a wheelchair, by booking through reception a few days beforehand, at no expense, to enable my mother to tour the zoo. It was a wonderful day. Easy to...More

Thank Dellwyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a membership for 3 zoos and Melbourne Zoo can surely be rated as the best amongst the 3. My kids loved every moment spent here. Key highlights are the butterfly house, elephants and the tigers. Also loved the lemur island.

Thank Ashfaq F
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Tamara M
17 December 2017|
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Response from Melody S | Reviewed this property |
No I do not think so. I can't remember any area for touching animals. However the Melbourne Aquarium has a feely pool with star fish, sponges and shells that can be touched.
Jessi B
3 September 2017|
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Response from gannetsconcretin2017 | Reviewed this property |
There spots around the zoo that you can take shelter but take a coat to be safe
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.