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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love Perth Zoo, This was not my first visit. I love the African display and especially the Meercats ( think that's their name) We went with children and they do get tired of walking so if you have a pull along or a pram take this even if you think they are a bit big or wont sit in... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Oh wow - we loved this zoo - right in the middle of the city! had an awesome day - staff were so friendly and passionate about the animals. Zoo is very well maintained and presented and the gift shop is awesome. Bought some lovely mementos ... highly recommended and the ferry trip over was a lovely beginning and end... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to this zoo gives you a general overview of the unique Australian wildlife, which usually a must see when you visit Australia. They have got animals from other regions of the world. The members of staff here are very friendly. The walkways are well labelled and easy to follow.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A great place to spend the day. Family friendly keepers who take the time to answer questions. Varied viewing times to see animals up close and listen to the keepers, so you won't miss any. Good for photographers as most of the enclosures offer nice vantage points. Lots of parking in different locations and buses drop off outside the gates.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Parking was good, although not that easy to find, signs were at last minute. Very disappointed to find maps were an additional fee and wasn't offered the opportunity to buy one at the ticket office. Hard to follow the sign post maps that were few and far between. Couldn't find the giraffe and zebra enclosure. We could see them in... More

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Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited this place when it was threatening rain on a late March morning. As such the place was mostly deserted (aside from a few school parties). However even when busy, I think it'd be a great day out. The place is huge and had a large variety of animals - you could spend the day here easily. In the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I visited from the UK and borrowed our friends children to bring along to the zoo for a day out. We had a nice day, and the zoo was not so large that the kids got bored. There are nice open spaces and play areas for the kids so that you can have lunch or take a... More

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Safety Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always an exciting place to visit with many changes taking place from visit to visit. Ideal for the kids or just a leisurely stroll through some beautiful botanic garden settings. Themes environments for various animals have been created getting us to the most natural displays of some very exotic creatures behaving in as near a natural environment as possible Great... More

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gorgeous animals and displays, friendly staff and volunteers, beautiful surrounds...a perfect way to spend a day. Not expensive, easy to get there ( we caught the ferry across for $2.00 each way) Lots of interesting little eateries nearby for a meal on the way home. A great day out to suit everyone in the family.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I came here a couple weeks ago with my daughter and fiance, Although my daughter was too young to really understand what was happening (14months) she thoroughly enjoyed the big cats and elephant. I read some horrible reviews on here and I do believe people need to realize that on different days/times the animals may not be active and to... More

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