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 is a great zoo. Loved the new cats enclosure and the space. Went early on a sat morning and had a bonus look at the elephants feeding. A must see in Melbourne.  more »
  • It is good family fun time at the Melbourne Zoo! Could do with more variety of animals, activities and choice of food! Visit to the Zoo - It's always a choice at the top of the "things to do " list fo...  more »
  • Wonderful zoo, huge grounds and lots of paths to explore and animals well cared for. Unique exhibits that make you feel close to the animals, lots of retail and eating options dotted around and also f...  more »
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  • It's a great local zoo. They do lots of conservation as well. It gets crowdy on the weekends and during school holidays. However, during weekdays you can often take your time take photos undisturbed. During summer they sometimes have night events, which is fun too. Definitely worth checking them out. Become a member is definitely worth while if you consider going there more than once a year. The membership also allow you to go to many other zoos around Australia for free.
  • One of the best zoo's we have visited .. it is very close to the Melbourne city centre and very popular with the locals and the tourists.. it's a must visit when in Melbourne.. the kids love the place and lots of learning experience for them. The zoo layout is well planned and animal enclosure are been made as per their natural habitat..
  • This place is a marvellous choice. Plenty of parking and also accessible by Melbourne's tram network. There are plenty of animals to see and they are all cared after wonderfully. All animals look healthy and have plenty of stimulating items to interest them. Enclosures are kept clean and zoo staff are usually around to explain how their animals are kept. Recently Melbourne zoo has also declined to sell any products that contain palm oil which is a brilliant step to conserve the rainforests of Borneo.
  • Great staff. The zoo doesn't look so big, but you can easily spend the whole day there with kids. 6 cafes around the zoo, easy to grab lunch and coffee. Entry fee is about 37 bucks, annual pass is 111 bucks per adult. Not hard to find a parking space on weekdays. $2 for 5 hours.
  • A great place to take the kids on school holidays or at any time really. This is a big zoo so plan to spend a few hours wandering around. One of my favourite places is the reptile house which is quite big and has a large variety of snakes and lizards and everything in between. The raised walkway through the lions den is another good place to visit.
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