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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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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visiting in the afternoon, the animals weren't active. Kangaroos were hardly seen, and the only 3 koalas were just hanging on the trees and sleep. Did not manage to take any pic with the animals. Too bad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went with my mum and two little kids and a teenager. It was a quick trip to see a few animals as the parking was very very expensive for only a short amount of time.. It was overall a good experience the young ones enjoyed themselves. The animals all looked healthy and happy and well feed. I was in... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visted the zoo yesterday and would really not recommend it to anyone. A massive $27 to enter and if you're not willing to pay an extra $1 for a map, chances are you are going to get lost with signage very far and few inbetween.. Lunch was a further dissapointment. I had fish and chips where I had to... More

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Mackay, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited the zoo with my mum while she was in Perth. We both loved it. Animals seemed happy and clean, unlike a few other we have visited. We went first thing in the morning, in the middle of winter. Was very cold and most of the critters were still waking up and trying to find sun. But overall it... More

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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

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

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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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