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Perth Zoo

20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
61 8 9474 0444
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
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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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We travelled by train then got the ferry across and walked the rest of the way to the zoo. The tickets were abit on the expensive side. We went in and walked around seeing the animals and outlets for food. All the animals were relaxing and didnt seem agitated in the hot sun. Some animals like the koala and tasminan... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed in the choices of hot food/meals the cafe had. My grandson is gluten, wheat and lactose intolerant and all they had to offer where a couple of snack bars. Told my daughter to go next door and she could get a piece of quiche, which cost her $12.50. No chips, nuggets, or sausage rolls, the normal cuisine of... More

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We travelled to the zoo by ferry and then had a short walk so very convenient. A fairly small but well kept and well run zoo with happy and healthy 'inmates'! Well worth a visit especially if you have children to entertain.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spend about 3 1/2 hours at the zoo and it was great. The zoo is located at North Perth just 15 mins drive away from CBD area. Entrance fees for adult is $27 and kids below 4 years old gets to enter for free. However, the zoo doesn't provide maps and its chargeable at $1 if you would like... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We travel by train to Perth Station, walk a bit to Barrack Jetty and took Ferry to Marquay...just walk a bit and arrived the zoo... cool and therapeutic. There park, picnic and play spot for family and children..Animals are healthily kept..amazing! Fee for adult AUS24.50, if u are an australian student u can get AUS19..so cool. If u are a... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Using a short ferry ride from the city, we can reach to the zoo. The zoo itself has a very big layout which consisted of several sections. One of the best places were the African sections, the elephant show, and the Australian bushwalk which had plenty of the indigenous animals. Overall the zoo had plenty to see and was a... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

good day out for the family, heaps to keep the kids amused, parking can be the only issue if driving, but close to Perth for public transport, plenty of nice green lawn areas with shade for a picnic. the African Savannah section is good for the kids, a realistic walk through African tracks, elephant show is good, the wild cats... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Perth Zoo isn't the best zoo in the world, but it has plenty to offer. Good connectivity to the city, this place is ideal for a day out watching some really interesting animals. $24.50 entrance for adults, is a bargain for a day trip and a must for any tourist visiting Perth.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

For an adult ticket of $24.50 it is a reasonable cost for this establishment (a zoo in Brisbane, Queensland charges $37.00 a ticket for far less attractions!). I was impressed with the layout. You could see all animals in a nice comfortable area and was lucky to see a Sumatran tiger fast asleep when nobody else was around. I liked... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Went back in Nov2013. The ferry ride over was nice. The zoo was fine. I enjoyed the kangaroo jumping by. I got some really good pics. Overall pleasant.

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