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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 2013
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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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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the kids young and old!!! It was very hot the day we visited but most of the zoo is under the shade of trees so it wasn't a problem. We also thought it was really good value for money even more so if you take a picnic. Highlight of our day was seeing the elephant take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been visiting friends in Perth and decided to have a day out at Perth Zoo. Having previously worked at a zoo in the UK I found the entry price to be fantastic! There was so much to see and do at the zoo. The choice of animals was excellent and the new orang-utan walk through was amazing! My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the things I first noticed about Perth zoo was how spacious it felt -- it had clearly been designed with a lot of thought to shade and wide open spaces. You might think that one zoo is a lot like the next, but they really aren't. Sure, Perth has its giraffes and lions and cheetahs and rhinos but... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Perth Zoo was a favourite destination when our children were younger. The gardens are as fantastic an attraction as the incredible range of animals. Our particular favourite animals are the orangutans. Their recently redesigned enclosure gives them the best view in the zoo, at least from the orangutan viewpoint. I believe that visiting each major city's zoo gives the tourist... More

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Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

In most respects Perth Zoo is nothing amazing as what you see and how you see it differs little from most decent Zoos. That said, it is such a size with so many animals and shows that you need the full day to see it all. And it is so well laid out that you should enjoy it. Staff were... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Excellent zoo which had a good array of animals. Some animals were sleeping/hiding but that's expected of any zoo. The kangaroos, koalas and giant python were brilliant. Had a really fun day and would go back. Best to go mid-week when it's a bit quieter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went for 3 hours, really enjoyed the Aussie animal section, saw my first quokka, liked the Africa section, but not all the animals felt like being on display thou, penguins were cute, elephants are beautiful, well cared for habitats, ok food services,

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

We had a nice afternoon at Perth Zoo, there was plenty to see and decent facilities. While we enjoyed seeing most of the animals some did look a bit bored and most of the enclosures were too small. It was interesting to learn more about the animals and enjoyed the day overall.

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

if you're in Perth with a free day its definitely worth a visit... see the kangaroos, the wallabies, the bears, elephant, lion... there's a gift shop which stocks beautiful souvenirs and there's a photo booth that create amazing photo-shopped images of you and your family with the wild animals!

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We could not have had a more different experience than the last review. The staff were amazing and we were consulted about everything including bringing things forward due to the weather. Both the zoo staff & mustard catering were professional and easy to deal with. It was a magic day that everyone raved about and will remember for a long... More

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