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Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
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! Put Melbourne Zoo into our Melbourne vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Melbourne.
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  • Was a nice place, easily accessible by tram. Some of the enclosure looked too small and some of the animals were constantly pacing up and down which isn't a good sign. Not too keen on zoos but the lit...  read more »
  • Best sort of day to go is when it's around 18 to 20 degrees as you don't want it too hot or cold or the animals won't be outside and you won't see them. Butterfly enclosure is amazing. Definitely put ...  read more »
  • Love the Melbourne Zoo, the glass wall in the lion enclosure allows u to get up very close to the big cats. It's amazing how big there paws are. Butterflies flying loose in the walk through enclosure,...  read more »
  • Nice little spot nearby the city. Has a reasonable variety of animals and the enclosures are the best I've ever seen. They have a lot of glass, which makes it really easy to get closer to most of the animals and really appreciate them. They also have a peacock that wonders around the restaurans, giving an extra touch for the kids.
  • As a family we had lots of fun, variety of animals, loved the butterfly house where butterflies stop on heads, shoulders or hands with their amazing attractive colors. The parking is 5P, with ticket machine accepting coins only, $2 for 5 hours of parking, and if you are staying more, you have to get out and renew parking ticket. Follow the animals feed times on the map that you get at entry.
  • On the way in, stung by a 20 minute queue with no signage visible for our prepaid "express entry" tickets, only to find after progressing in the queue for 10 minutes that there is an express entry queue, but signage for it was not visible until too late. But judging from the speed of the express entry queue, it would have still been 15 minutes since they let people but tickets and ask herbal questions in that queue. So don't waste your time buying tickets online. Also stung on the way out as it wasn't immediately obvious to me from the point in the carpark where we parked, that it was actually a pay for park area. I feel the $78 fine for an honest mistake of not observing a $2 ticket was required, is a little bit exorbitant. I hope my fine will help them to afford a ticket sign to be visible for the route I parked in. Signage within the zoo to find your way around was also poor. And a lot of time was wasted walking around the loops to particular enclosures only to find once e got there that they're not there, and in another care environment instead.
  • Elephants didn't have a blade of grass, leaf, straw, or anything edible in their enclosure. Just dust and mud. Zoo was poorly signposted at the entrance before carparks. Close encounters are extremely overpriced yet still do not include the photos that they take of you at the start. Staff didn't smile until we met the lady at the gift shop at the main entrance. She was delightful. Most of the animals looked clean and well fed, but all looked scared and miserable. Overall was a fun experience with the family. 3 Stars.
  • If you Love animals! You ll love Melbourne Zoo. Good place to spend a whole day. I am a zoo member. I visit every now and then. Love it
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