Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

4.1
#1 of 100 in Outdoors in 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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  • We took the kids here for a day out. It’s a big zoo with lots of areas designated for different groups of animals. Of course some animals we didn’t get to see or they were sleeping but that happens at...  more »
  • Melbourne zoo is so big. There are a lot of native animals to see Be aware of the time because it is hard to see everything  more »
  • Worth the price found a voucher at my hotel Getting there was a bit of a challange with tram telling me it was the zoo stop when it wasn't spent most the day there and still don't have time to see all...  more »
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  • Absolutely a must visit for a family. They taken very good care of the place and the animals. It's easy to find you way around. But would advise to come early as it would take few hours to explore all. Or buy a family membership and visit in chunks. The elephant trails was absolutely amazing. It felt like it was heaven for them. Ample parking available but paid. It's quite cheap.
  • Great day out for everybody. Huge variety of wild life from all over the world. It's not like a normal zoo, you will feel like being in Jungle or a rain forest. MUST: Sunglasses Hat Water Start early as it will take the entire day to see all the corners. The only drawback is having less food options at the park. Easy to access through trains and tram. Nearest station is Royal Park Station.
  • had lots of fun here a very exciting place every time I've been ( Yes I've been here a few times cant stay away). massive place with well looked after animals and great place for kids of every age, spent 4 hours here and had the children falling asleep on the trip home but never felt tired racing around to see as much as possible. don't come here to late in the afternoon as theres too much to see in just a few hours and i still haven't seen everything they have. some highlights are the penguins, lions, tigers and elephants
  • We took the kids for a small outing to the zoo and it was a nice experience. If you want to avoid waiting in the queue ensure you book the tickets online. Best time to visit the zoo is when it isn't sunny because most of the animals seek shelter under the shade and you will not get to see any.
  • A great place to spend the day with plenty of parking and reasonable admission prices. I was surprised how close you can get to the animals which look to be well cared for with big enclosures that emulate the animals natural habitat. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for locals and visitors.
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