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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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Description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250...
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful setting of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, Australian bushland and even underwater! Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit, explore the Trail of Elephants and then head down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in our underwater world to see Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals and more! Don't miss: Lion Gorge, our new lion experience which will have you come face-to-face with our magnificent African Lion bachelor group. Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity.
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We attended over a weekend, which, whilst difficult to get a park and seemed incredibly busy, felt surprisingly sparse in the zoo. Parking was cheap by Melbourne standards, less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We attended over a weekend, which, whilst difficult to get a park and seemed incredibly busy, felt surprisingly sparse in the zoo. Parking was cheap by Melbourne standards, less than $4 for 4 hours! The three of us: Grandma, mum and son (4), had a wonderful day walking through the exhibitions and seeing the animals. We did not have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A fantastic zoo! Favourites include orangutan enclosure, elephants and the seals. Check out the new baby gorilla- onl show for a few hours each day. Need to queue but well worth it. If you're not an Aussie, you'll see kangaroos wandering free and koalas and wombats up close. Easy walking paths and reasonable food options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my friends visited the zoo in the morning. This zoo was huge with many kinds of animals those were lovely. Our tour guide was very helpful and acknowledged. It was very relaxing and comfortable after the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is Australia’s oldest zoo but it seems to be the most modern in its thinking. The collection was brilliant and the overall health of the animals looked great this zoo is well worth looking at for the zoo lovers out there. Very easy to walk around and the staff seem very nice. In the time that I was there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

it took us 5 hours and a lot of walking to see everything, but it was absolutely worth it. Fantastic zoo wonderfully landscaped to provide amazing habitats for all the animals. A great parents room at the start with private area for wife to breastfeed, but pathetic humans happen and they get a bit dirty and smelly towards the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The zoo is small by most zoo standards but very user friendly. the staff was fantastic and we loved the way they would stop what they were doing to answer questions and give directions. We spent a fair amount of time talking to them in the Kangaroo section and they were just the best. Worth spending the day and be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Zoo during the week day and it was not too busy which was great. Must allow full day to see all animals. We chose Melbourne Zoo over Werribee Open Range Zoo. Staff at Zoo are very warm and helpful. Do check Daily Presentations schedule so you can plan your day. Do not miss Tigers....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Its big. Lot of walking needed. I was tired out by the end of the time there. I got to see all the marsupials apart from the nocturnal ones. Koalas, Kangaroos, Duckbilled platypus, wombat, try and go early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Well maintained zoo with good collection of animals. If you've never see Kangaroo and Koala before, this is a good place to start. Easy to reach by tram. Easy to navigate as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My mom, partner and I went to Melbourne Zoo to get away from the City and relax a little bit. Right up at the entrance the fun started of with some meerkats. It took us a fair time to get through the Zoo as it is a little bigger. At least it was structured into round walks. That way you... More 

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