We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Perth Zoo

Address: 20 Labouchere Rd/Mill St, South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9474 0444
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
and up
Perth Zoo General Entry Ticket and Sightseeing...
Owner description: With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Write a Review

855 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went Australia day so hot but quiet. Staff very helpful . Few animals in shade but it was ok. Had close up with giraffe which was interesting and close up with elephants. Ferry to Zoo inc in price and short walk through Sth Perth. Zoo not massive but is worth the trip across from Perth. check time feeding etc but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I just love animals so a visit to the Perth Zoo is always a fantastic experience. It is well set out in very relevant sections. It has good signage and you most times get a good view of the subjects if they are out and about.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Being a local of Perth, we had U.K. visitors in September 2014. Not having been to the zoo for a while, suggested on taking our visitors on an outing. However, we found many of animals, birds etc. were not there, many displays empty. Appeared quite a considerable amount of funds had been spent on the Orangutang enclosure, and less elsewhere.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We are zoo members as the place just keeps growing and improving and it is fantastic to see! We were also married here back in 2011 in front of the magnificent Elephants. We love visiting whether for a few hours or for a day out. So much to see! Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Love it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
97 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We got the ferry to the zoo- bargain crossing of Swan river at $2 each, a five minute walk and you are there. At the time it was $27 each. If a family, a min-group ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is $70 each. You can easily make a day of this. Look up times beforehand for daily events... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Western Australia, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We love the Perth Zoo. It has a fantastic range of animals to view, great playground for the kids and lovely gardens and lawns to sit in whilst picnicking. The newly updated Orangutan exhibit takes you up higher to see these gorgeous creatures and most exhibits allow for good views of the animals in more natural environments. During our visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are from Tasmania.... we found the Zoo to be compact but had lots of varieties of animals. It was good value to enter... the Zoo was compact enough to see all the animals within 3 hours. There is plenty of shade and we found it pretty cool and confortable. Well recommended for those wanting to see a small but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Was expecting a little more variety but my kids enjoyed the exhibits in particular the lions exhibit where they were able to get up close to them. Sad to see the butterfly house no longer exists. Impressed with the service of the staff who pointed us in the right direction and the plenty of shady grassed areas for us to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After having visited caversham I was really disappointed with the zoo! It is very expensive and not as good of a day out as caversham wildlife park would choose it any day!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Plenty of parking places for a start and at $27 each I think is good value for money, every member of staff whether in the cafe, ice cream kiosk or keepers were very friendly and helpful. Some sections you could walk through and be inside, part of the aviary with parrots and smaller birds was one and we got some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Perth Zoo also viewed

Perth, Greater Perth
Perth, Greater Perth

Been to Perth Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Perth Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?