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Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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Ranked #15 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a beautiful natural setting just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. Then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with Orangutans in their special elevated exhibit. Explore the Trail of the Elephants and the unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting. Head into the underwater world at the Wild Seas exhibit showcasing penguins, seals and more! Don’t miss: Growing Wild: Discover our new interactive exhibit filled with animals, sculptures and tunnels for kids to play in. Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. Behind the Scenes Encounters: Head behind the scenes to meet and help look after your favorite animal. Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity.
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Casuarina, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Melbourne Zoo is incredible, if in Melbourne I would highly recommend visiting the zoo. There were so many animals to see and you can also get pretty close to most of the animals and it is also very informative. I spent about 4 hours there looking around and see what the zoo had to offer, water is easy to locate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This place is massive! The zoo is so beautifully looked after, with many areas and animals to explore. The lion enclosure was being renovated while we were there so look forward to seeing it next time. Having recently moved to Melbourne we became zoo members as we love it so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

On our visit to the Zoo it was raining pretty much all day - but we didn't mind because there was barely any crowds, just some school kids. The lion exhibit in the middle is currently under construction but they are still able to be viewed in a different location. They have an amazing range of animals and the viewing... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I went here with my partner, we both really enjoyed seeing all the different animals and reading the information about them. The zoo its self looked very well planned. Overall it was affordable and a great day out.

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Las Piñas, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

zoo i went to melbourne zoo with my siblings, parents and nephew. we arrived there at 3pm. it was a hot sunny day and some tourists even walk bare-foot.it was 30$ single entry. we first check out the lemur who were sun bathing . then we went on and on. there were the kangaroos and koalas, which australia is famous... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I study environmental science and veterinary medicine in Oxford, so I have a deep understanding of zoos, although most zoos are notorious for maltreatment of animals Melbourne zoo was up kept and clean. Animals seemed to have been fed properly. Although I do not believe in Animals being locked up in a zoo, it is a way of conservation and... More

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Brisbane Oz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Getting to the zoo is so easy, take your pick, tram 55, Bus 505 or train to Royal Park Station will all get you to the zoo's doorstep. If you drive, parking is $2 for 5 hours. Zoo hours are 9 - 5 every day of the year and to do your visit justice you will need every one of... More

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Melbourne-Zoo, ZV Marketing at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Oztripperz, thanks for the lovely review! We hope to see you at the Zoo again soon. Many thanks, the Zoos Victoria team More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visited with family on a busy weekend. The zoo is a great showcase of lots of wildlife and it was well laid out. The only negative is the expensive food at the food court (which is expected in a busy tourist spot) and also the lack of signage in some areas about what animals are in the enclosures. Overall, an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Overall it was a pleasant experience , easily a 4 hour slow leisure walk to complete everything. A note of disappointment though , the big cats were not really visible as they were mostly napping. From our observations , all animals were treated good and were well taken care...good job to the staff of Melbourne Zoo.

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Chelsea, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

As a family with young children we love going to the Zoo. Melbourne Zoo invests a lot into continuing to open new attractions and places a lot of emphasis on education ever from a young age.

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