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Perth Zoo

20 Labouchere Rd/Mill St, South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
(0)8 9474 0444
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Owner description: With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the 1.7-million-square-metre Perth Zoo dates all the way back to 1898 and attracts hundreds of... more » Owner description: With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the 1.7-million-square-metre Perth Zoo dates all the way back to 1898 and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors year on year. Holidaymakers flock here to admire the local wildlife they can learn so much about, alongside a range of other exhibits demonstrating species from four different continents around the world.Check out the Australian Bushwalk section for a fascinating insight into the region’s wildlife. With marsupials such as koalas, red kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, not to mention amazing Tasmanian devils, there are plenty of animals to see and admire. In the Australian Wetlands section you can spot local birds, crocodiles, frogs and tortoises before heading to Nocturnal House to see spiders, reptiles, birds and much more.Explore the Reptile Encounter to see native snakes, lizards and turtles, before checking out the Penguin Plunge and its 50,000-litre pool and its reefs, beaches and plant life. Elsewhere you’ll find the African Savannah where you can feed giraffes as well as see the rhinos and lions along with the hyenas, cheetahs and baboons.In the Animals of the Americas section you’ll get to see a rare Galapagos tortoise along with the marmosets, alligators and macaws. In the Asian Rainforest there are orang-utans, sun bears and Komodo dragons along with towering Asian elephants.Make sure you spend some time with the zoo’s botanic collection, with incredible plants from across the country, including everything from roses to huge palm trees.Located in the south of Perth just over three kilometres from the city centre, the Perth Zoo is open every day including major holidays. If you’re coming by car, you’ll have to pay to park in the nearby streets. Public transport is also available; you can board the ferry to Mends Street Jetty too. Under-16s can enter for half the price. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

the zoo is accessible via ferry from barracks jetty to mends jetty. just a short walk from the ferry terminal to the zoo. was there about 11am and most animals were deep in slumber. and the zookeepers had just started to feed and release them into the open area for visitors to see them. enjoyed the australian thene are where... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

great family zoo, awesome animals, lovely clean environment, perfect day for kids & family, only 2.5km from shops & hotels, take ur own packed lunch - very expensive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Located 5 mins by car from the City, it's a rather small zoo, good for perhaps half a day. Parking is limited although there is another public car park about 5 mins walk down the road.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went here with some family members it is a big Zoo with plenty of Animals to see, So be expected for a lot of walking, The grass grounds were great for a picnic lunch, The highlight for us was the Orangutan enclosure which was big and very well put together as it has plenty of man made Obstacles for the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sweeping lawns, shady paths, wonderful animals in humane enclosures - this is a place to not miss when in Perth!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lovely day out, a fantastic walk in the fresh air with heaps to see animals and gardens are perfect. Nice meal, bit costly but pretty good food. Goes to prove you can still enjoy the zoo without the family, not that that is not a great day too, but would suggest packed lunches due to food costs if you are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Decided to visit the zoo with my mother, two teenage nieces and one preteen niece. The zoo appeals to all ages. We met my nieces at the Barrack St jetty and caught the ferry to South Perth Esplanade. Which if you have time looks like a great spot to relax with a cold drink overlooking the water. A short 5... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Zoo is a great idea for a big family day out. The entrance fees are on par with other places - cost us around $85.00 for a family of 6. They have carts to hire for smaller kids ($13 for the day) - which is extremely reasonable and such a big help with bags and little ones. The exhibits... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The zoo is a great place to spend a day with family. The place is well-designed with great animals (except for the rhinoceros which went "missing", other animals were easily seen) interactive areas such as the Bushwalk and feed the animals slots. There is also a children's playground for a break near a large lawn area which is great for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a great place to spend some time out in the fresh air with the kids. The focus is on preservation and education. It looks like some of the exhibits and areas are in the middle of an overhaul. The staff at the information booth were wonderful and the free sun screen (optional donation) was brilliant.

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