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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  • October 12, 2017
    This place is awesome. Plenty of animals to discover. Unfotunately I was late to the zoo and only got less than 2 hours time to discover more. Should spend one whole day for the fullest enjoyment!  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    I hadnt been to the zoo for years and this visit was great. There are always new enclosures each time i visit. All animals are kept closely to their nature habitat and have areas where you can get a g...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Took the kids and some friends. Easy to get around. And lots of signage to show we’re all the animals are  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Beautiful scenery, very relaxing during the week. Can feel over crowded during weekends and school holidays. The yearly membership is very good value for money and can have ticket price deducted from membership price if bought within two weeks. Highly recommended but make sure you buy membership if going more than 3 times a year. Fantastic for kids.
  • July 3, 2017
    Definitely a must see if you find yourself in Melbourne. I try to visit at least once a year, and I find that each time I visit, the exhibits become more interactive. I feel like their food options could be improved upon, though you'll always find something on offer. I find the staff incredibly helpful too. One of the gorilla keepers were nearby on a recent trip and he stood and chatted with us for about 20 mins explaining the gorilla dynamics and facts about the gorillas that are currently here. Absolutely loved it.
  • August 23, 2017
    The one touristy thing I did while visiting Melbourne was go to the Zoo and take my time walking through it. Everything was very well maintained, clean, and have a fantastic assortment of different animal exhibits! There were a lot of schools present the day I went and a school orchestra playing in the field for some type of event. A must see!
  • September 11, 2017
    Fantastic enclosures for the animals and constant focus on conservation and fighting extinction. Always a great day with my two young kids and gets them talking about endangered animals. Worth a visit!
  • July 13, 2017
    Fantastic - way better than Adelaide Zoo! All the animals look happy, as their enclosures are large enough for them to room happily. Only disappointment was there is no children's petting zoo, so children can hand feed/pat some some animals. The Seal, penguin, Lemar and butterfly exibits are brilliant.

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The hub of tourist and commercial activity, the center of Melbourne remains the best place to stay if you're looking to splurge and enjoy every possible modern amenity during your visit. Travelers on a limited budget can search for cozy yet less expensive rooms in the seaside suburb of St Kilda or the bohemian neighborhood of Fitzroy. Though the city center offers more than a fair share of mid-range lodging options, you'll also find plenty of rooms in this price bracket in the quieter suburbs.
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