Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne at Melbourne Zoo. You won’t believe how many animals are at here! Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a natural setting just five minutes from the city center. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye to eye with orangutans in their special elevated exhibit and walk the Trail of the Elephants. Spy unique native wildlife in the Australian Bush setting and head into an underwater world showcasing playful penguins and seals! Use our Melbourne trip planner to visit Melbourne Zoo on your trip to Melbourne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was really good because i loveee animals! It was really hot and not too much cover so i got badly sun burnt and overheated due to the long walks between the different enclosures. Still love it as i...  more »
  • A small and beautifully laid-out Zoo but after a few hours we had seen everything, or actually, not seen. We found a large number of stays empty to what sometimes in vain a long search to a frustration. 32 dollars per person we paid extra to the kangoeroe's to see up close and pet. A special experience but a bit expensive. There can be something more had told this added attraction more attractive. Eventually be a zoo that is worth.
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  • There is a large variaty of animals: ducks, birds, marsupials (kangoroos, walabies and others), giant turtles, penguins, etc. The installations are quite good and there was lots of families with kids ...  more »
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  • Went here with my friend who is visiting from the USA and we both enjoyed ourselves! We were also lucky that it was a beautiful day as the zoo is open air and most of the animals were out on display! We were also lucky enough to watch the feeding of the tigers! The enclosures are well kept and the animals seem happy and well fed! Great to see them thrive as close as they can to their habitat. You can definitely take your time and spend the whole day here. Great for families and children. There is also ample parking there and easy to get to via public transport! Would definitely visit again!
  • Wow! The Clean, Friendly Environment was a nice touch to all the other wonders of this place. Great Animals and Interactive Fun for people of all ages to enjoy. I personally loved all the effort put into making this zoo nice and tidy. The staff were willing to give directions and the zoo had map spread all around. It is more fun to go in the morning as there are less people and the animals are not hiding from plain sight. The different variety of animals made the zoo more enjoyable and the gift shops and cafes were not over-priced. Much better than the zoo in Sydney. Overall I recommend going here. Five stars is a well deserved rating. But the do not supply umbrella's to hire. Great Job Melbourne Zoo 👏
  • We had an absolutely blast here. It was small, but has a very diverse selection of animals. I think we were most excited about the penguins. They were also very fun to watch. Would definitely go back!
  • Entry fee was reasonable, especially with a student discount offered. Great range of animals and handy maps located throughout the zoo provide an excellent guide. Be mindful on hot days that pathways aren't that shady (hello, sunburn) and most animals retreat to a cooler place.
  • The lady working the front desk made this experience fantastic. So chirpy and friendly. The zoo is huge and very well-kept. Cafes dotted about could use a bigger range as food options are limited and expensive. It's incredible that this is right in the city. It feels miles away. Would definitely recommend.
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