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Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne
(4.2/5 based on 4,400+ 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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  • The zoo is nice and the animals seem happy to be there. Love the giraffes, lions and gorillas. The downside is the children's area seems pathetic. Could have some activities for the kids to enjoy. It'...  more »
  • A great day out but time specific is essential if you want to get a good look at the animals otherwise they are resting and sleeping most of the day and you may be disappointed. A great place for the ...  more »
  • Beautiful day out. We took an uber cost us $10 from the city and had a great day the zoo is huge! Very interactive especially through the lemur enclosure and great for families of all ages. 
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  • Easy to get to and a fair price for a full days experience. The Melbourne Zoo is home to a huge amount of animals including red pandas and giant tortoises. Seeing everything at a regular pace took us an entire day. Got plenty of great photos. Some of the attractions were closed and animals were difficult to see at times. Food is expensive and rather average as is standard with most tourist attractions.
  • A few cool things around. But when we went to see the big cats and gorillas they were nowhere to be found. We saw a lion locked up in a small enclosure away from the public view, saw a snow leopard, but most exhibits only had one animal in them,. Gorilla closure entirely empty and only saw one gorilla which was in a small locked cell with a small viewing window. Signage around the zoo was pretty terrible and the map didn't help, not enough signs pointing towards individual exhibits. A lot of the animal description placards are few and far between, or not actually located near the animal or gimmicky. Lots of closed off areas all around one of the poorer zoos in Australia.
  • One of the best zoos I have seen. The walks are nicely laid out and if you lost all the animals this could be a botanical garden if they put out plant tags. Start at the lemurs. They are so much fun and it is amazing to be so close to them. I liked all the fun markers in the Australian Bush section about different kinds of poo. The elephants have a great enclosure and it is nice to see the Thai buildings nearby. The best side is the whole left side, though if they keep working on the right side it will compete. The Japanese garden is nice and by mid October when all the cherry trees will be in bloom, it will be fantastic. I went on an overcast and cool Wednesday and had few crowds to compete with. Most of the food venues were closed when I visited, may be more open on weekends and in summer. This is a great place to visit.
  • this is a cruel place,elephants bored they do not live like that,sand mud and steel poles. Giraffes bored restricted small treeless enclosure shocking ' water in ponds filthy rubbish strewn around edges the only happy animals are the frogs they have reasonable enclosures and the male toilets are a disgrace dust and dirt on all the tiled ledges they smell not moped properly disgusting do the scent things work and really penguins in small ponds not oceans some parts of this zoo are as bad as keeping performing bears in cages over seas
  • Love the zoo my kids love it here so much that we bought memberships and go all the time we bring a picnic lunch (as the food is a tad expensive) and spend the day looking at all the amazing animals and learning about them! Great value for money with the membership!! And parking is really cheap $2 for 5 hours that's awesome