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Melbourne Zoo

Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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Ranked #56 of 312 Activities in Melbourne
Owner description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over...
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Owner description: 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I make it a point to visit zoos in all my travels. The Melbourne Zoo is outstanding! Very well laid out and some nice features asking trails to get to,the different regions of the world's animal habitats. Some amazing exhibits and a great mix of animals. Getting to the zoo was also fast on the Upgield line...drops you off right... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love animals and zoos. I have been in this one a couple of times. Unfortunately, the opening hours don't allow for visiting the whole place unless you go rushing around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the zoo, I loved how they had the layout for the animals. It was very nice to see plenty of space for them. I particularly liked that despite being a zoo and the animals not being in the wild they were not confined with what their natural habitats would be. For example the red panda had huge trees many... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Haven't been to a zoo in years! We spend hours and hours looking around even though it was a stinking hot day. The family/baby change/feeding amenities near the Japanese garden are truly superb (large, well catered for, air conditioned, educational info and pictures on walls for the kids). At $30 per adult it makes for an expensive outing so make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

As this zoo is so spread out, you need to allow a full day to enjoy everything it has to offer. Lot of walking involved so lots of down time required. Disappointed with food establishments, visited during school holidays and found that 2 of the designated eating area were not operating so a lot of back tracking involved to purchase... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We recently visited Melbourne zoo for the first time with our toddler. We went early on a Saturday, it was already getting busy at 10am but still able to get a park.however later in the day might be trickier as it got pretty crowded. Lovely enclosures and environment for monkeys,gorillas,elephants etc.food the prices you'd expect ie $4.50 for a coffee,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We are members at Melbourne Zoo and probably visit at least once a month with our 3 year old son. It's a fantastic zoo and there is always work going on to make it even better. The new Lion Gorge exhibit is very impressive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this. The layout is great so you don't miss out on anything and move through in an easy flowing manner. Good food options but plenty of places to have a picnic.

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Eaglehawk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A great day out for the family and overseas visitors, many animals to see of a vast array from different countries, need at least 4 to 5 hours to see all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

i spend 3 hours in Melbourne zoo.was nice experinces for me and my friends.i recomennd everione who coming to Melbourne!!!!!

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