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Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • A very large zoo that will take you most of the day to explore. The monkey exhibition is particularly good.  more »
  • Such a great zoo to visit. Something for all ages. Much bigger then I expected and so much on offer. Prices for entry and food are very reasonable parking is easy and seems to be plenty off it...  more »
  • The zoo is marvellous and fully worth a second or even third visit. There is so much to see and experience. COVID has made queues a thing unfortunately so maybe try the week if you can?  more »
  • Great place for kids. Always a pleasure to visit and see the animals. The zoo is maintained very well. Long weekends are usual very busy and it is better to arrive early to avoid long queues. The cafes offer limited variety of food and prices are moderate to high. Watch out for events and keeper's talks - these are generally very good.
  • It's perfect for place to spend with your kids over the weekend. It usually takes about 3-4 hours to visit all the animals. The entrance ticket is about $48. If you are a student or senior citizen you'll get concession. There are lot of food places inside. You are allowed to take your own food as well from outside but make sure of not feeding it to animals
  • One of the better zoo's I've been to. Make sure to get here early. It will take you the whole day to see all the attractions. Pack you lunch and some drinks as well. Lots of places to sit down and eat. Also make sure each attraction is open.We missed so many.
  • Zoos in general, including this one are great; this one is not too large or too small. 4 hours is enough time to visit. Two entrances; main gate and rail (train) gate. Very clean, food venues and toilet locations are spread out well throughout the park. There are 4-5 gift shops, walk through each as each shop seems to sell different merchandise. Two surprises which may be considered negatives; the Seal exhibition is very popular with the kids therefore strollers block the walking path leading to the vicinity of the exterior theater and towards the exhibit exit. The gift shop only offers one t-shirt design "Melbourne Zoo" for sale, a "Vet" scrub for a child and a "Zoo Keeper" field shirt for a child, that's it. Most zoos offer different t-shirts, blouses, sweat shirts and polo shirts for sale, not here. Instead - tons of stuffed animals!! I didn't want to give too much of the zoo experience away through my photographs so you can discover it on your own. . . . Enjoy!
  • A nice place to have a day out, this zoo has a great range of animals and good eating areas. I was particularly impressed with there water initiative, where you purchase a strong reusable cup / bottle and you can fill it up for free throughout the day at several points. I would highly recommend.

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