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Address: 20 Labouchere Rd/Mill St, South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9474 0444
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the...
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.
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Great for a family but found the food quite expensive so maybe BYO. Great range of animals and lovely helpful volunteer zoo guides who were very informative. Lovely flora around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Claire D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Perth Zoo is one of the better Zoo's I have visited. I was excited at the prospect of being able to see a Giraffe, kangaroo and koalas for the first time in life and I was not disappointed. I also saw the Dingo and orangutans too! There are 4 major areas that the zoo is divided into and each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Perth zoo is beautiful . The animals enclosures are surrounded with lush gardens. One of the better zoos I have been to

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Ceri P, Manager at Perth Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Deby Thanks for your kind feedback. Yes, we love our zoo, it's such a lovely environment. Did you know we were Western Australia's first Botanical Gardens? Our amazing horticulture team do an incredible job keeping the place feeling lush for both our animals and our visitors. We've cultivated quite a few rare and unusual plants and trees since opening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great for a family but found the food quite expensive so maybe BYO. Great range of animals and lovely helpful volunteer zoo guides who were very informative. Lovely flora around the zoo also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lots to see and do. Great seeing kangaroos up close and loose. Elephant display very good . Took a few hrs to see everything as it's such a size . All kinds of animals well worth a visit nice shop and café ad well reasonable prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The zoo is easily accessed by a quick ferry trip from the Barrack Street Jetty. A five minute walk from the Jetty to the Zoo. The Zoo has African/Asian and Australian areas. It is a leafy green zoo - animals look in good health - don't really like the glass enclosures as not good for photos and seems unnatural. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The zoo is divided into sections e.g. African Savannah, Asian Jungle, Nocturnal House, Australian Bush Walk, etc. The animals are worth seeing. We had to compete with jostling school holiday crowds so if you're looking for a quiet stroll through the zoo, perhaps a visit during school hours might be the way to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Its a good zoo with serious native and foreign fauna. I especially liked the orangutans and the elephants but also had fun wandering around the native enclosure, where you can get close to the cangaroos and wallabies. Spent a fun afternoon here!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Perth Zoo is already a fantastic day out for the family but I recently did the eye to eye encounter with the rhinos, which we booked for an additional $35 each. It was a terrific experience to be able to feed and pat the rhinos in a small gorup of 6 people. I found it very informative and our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great zoo all around but nothing was better for people like us from the US was to see kangaroos roaming loose! This was worth the price of admission! One actually hopped over to us and let us pet him, how incredible! Our day was made. Learned a lot about the animals, birds and reptiles of Australia. Loved our day here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a relatively small zoo. A great feature is that the walkways are well shaded by large trees. The staff are very helpful. For $10 two of us got a guided tour around the zoo in a "stretched golf cart". The volunteer guide was helpful and knowledgeable. Some enclosures seemed a little small for some of the larger animals... More 

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