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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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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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A must see for both Adults and kids

The Zoo is a great place for you to experience the world's animals in their natural habitat. The kids will enjoy learning about the animals and the adults will appreciate the work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Zoo is a great place for you to experience the world's animals in their natural habitat. The kids will enjoy learning about the animals and the adults will appreciate the work that zoos do to stop the animals becoming extinct. Allow a full day to really explore and enjoy what the zoo has to offer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter who is only 2 years and 4 months just absolutely loves the zoo. She loves walking on her own exploring the zoo and having fun with the animals. Her favorite is the Butterfly home. She loves the fact that she can experience the butterfly resting on her. Also, food is widely available where ever we went in the... More 

Thank LizzieMay17
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean and spacious park with a lot of enclosures. Unfortunately we couldn't see a lot of the animals as a lot of enclosures were being repaired. It's not an incredible zoo, but there were some cool places like the lemurs and the butterfly houses but I think we didn't have a great experience because it was the scout day at... More 

Thank LauraBiessy
Wantirna, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Melbourne Zoo has done a lot of work so the animals enclosures are more real and less concrete walls. The Elephants, Penguins and Orangutans looked pretty happy in their space. Loads to see and do, the Carousel brings back fond childhood memories. Allow yourself the day to wander and relax

Thank Wendy K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pleasant gardens of this zoo are the best.The birds chirping makes it feel so natural and relaxed.Kids everywhere but alot of room for everyone.Even the food was responsible and tasty.I enjoyes the visit and would recommend the Melbourne Zoo to evryone.

Thank GarryJessop
Nancy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I though we could have chilled and made selfie with kangaroos but no....this zoo is quiet good but not exceptional.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love visiting zoo's, seeing all the different animals! These animals seemed happy which was nice. Penguins were my favourite and we made it along to their afternoon fed! I was devastated when I heard about the fox attack!

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since the last time I went to this zoo, the place have gone through some developments and is much better and seems bigger. The animals are treated well and seem very happy and relaxed in their environments. There are many animals to see from all over the world, and although some of the animals were not "on show" when we... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were disappointed this time, first time we have been disappoint ed in it. So many of the attractions were not on show. Someone else said they were disappointed also.

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Zoos-Victoria, Marketing at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi woops62, We were very disappointed to read that you felt how you did about your visit to the Melbourne Zoo and that your experience didn’t live up to your expectations, we take feedback like this very seriously. We take this sort of feedback seriously so will pass it onto those concerned. Each visit helps us fight wildlife extinction, so... More 

Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walking in the from tram entrance side..... we headed towards the Big cats.. unfortunately when we got there we thought they had been moved, the cages were all overgrown, inside an out so we figured they were empty.. wasn't til we went to snow leopards cage and he was sitting on the edge they we realised they were using them..... More 

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