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Melbourne Zoo

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Elliott Avenue | 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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  • Average9%
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Elliott Avenue | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
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+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bought the kids here for the day they absolutely loved it so much to see and do, great day out! beautiful places to have lunch and rest

Thank natalou839
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Passed a couple of hours here whilst staying in Melbourne. Loved the zoo. Like the way it's layed out, the environmental messages made you realise how much we impact planet earth. The talks available are very educating. The exhibits and walk ways blend in well...More

Thank Dorset F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great family day out lots of animals to see.The admission price was very reasonable. Different informative shows throughout the day .lots of walking and places to eat.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here today and it was really good but some of the animals were not on display. Kids loved it. Great day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the gorillas but sadly were not on show. Its great value for a zoo. The layout of the animals was easy to negotiate. We hired a wheelchair which was free as the park was wheelchair although there was some steep sections....More

Thank kerrie g
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo in school holidays & were pleasantly surprised that children get in for free. There are a lot of different animals on display but there were quite a few that couldn’t be seen namely elephants, penguins & hippos. Sadly the tiger is...More

Thank Kylie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo is world class. Great layout, areas for the animals look as good as they can be. Plenty of different types of animals to look at and a weekend price of $37 per adult with unlimited kids free was great value. What I would...More

Thank gaggs
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice way to spend a few hours. Very easy by transit from the city. Geared towards teaching animal friendly ways to help the environment.

Thank tailwindfarm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here in a number of circumstances. I have been with family and with friends for the summer jazz. Either times it had been wonderful. A great place to spend the day or the evening. I. Saw Babba here one year.

Thank theresestrudwick
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many Zoo's and Melbourne Zoo is World Class. The changes they have made are amazing for the animals and for people going to see them. Don't miss the Seal Show !

Thank Christopher T
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devidevi82
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.
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Cecilia W
22 April 2018|
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Response from angelinatheangel | Reviewed this property |
I am from the USA to and I am on my trip in Australia and just went to the Melbourne zoo you can look on google and it will say the Melbourne zoo is the best in the country
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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
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