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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 #15 of 480 things to do 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I love going to the Melbourne Zoo, one of the 3 destinations that Zoos Victoria has to offer. It's a nice escape from the busy city, though I would always recommend going on weekdays or off peak times to avoid too many screaming kids!! Which my 16 year old sister and I (22) prefer to avoid. The food is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The melbourne Zoo would be the best I have visited in Australia by far. Ensure you leave plenty of time to check out all the sites. The evening is great at feeding time. You will never forget this visit bring a camera

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience for me while visiting Melbourne. It was huge though so prepare your legs for a lot of walking. There are little food areas spread across the zoo and the food isn't bad. I was there for the giraffes to make a few attempts at sex but they failed horribly. It was a pretty funny experience.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Easy access by tram and not crowded. Singapore Zoo has a decent exhibits of animals from round the world, so when we travel, we visit local zoos for the local specials like Beijing Zoo for its pandas, Chinese golden monkeys, cranes etc. So, we're here for the Aussie natives, we just briefly browsed the other exhibits. The zoo is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to many Zoos around the world and this one is the best by far. The animal enclosures are modern and open so it has the feel of an open range. Lots of food choices. A great day out in Melbourne!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great day at the Melbourne Zoo. In a nutshell; - Few different choices for takeaway food - I had a baguette which was delicious. - The animals seemed to be out & about which was great as occasionally on previous visits some animals were a little shy or sleepy. - More than adequate sections of covered areas was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had to return to Melbourne Zoo to check out the lemurs again.. The whole zoo is amazing. The opportunity to stand so close to the lemurs & watch them running around freely is fabulous. I can wander around & know that myself zoo membership is money well spent..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday and it was a great day to go because it wasn't very busy.Beautiful atmosphere,lots of animals to see,plenty of food stops and nice,clean amenities.The staff were all nice with smiles on their faces.A great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went to this zoo on a road trip, it is one of the best zoos we have ever been to. The meerkats were super cute, we loved all the animals!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Allow several hours to see the zoo as it is on a large site with plenty of walking between the exhibits. New exhibits are now open for the lions, elephants and seals although we only saw one seal when we visited. We found the Australian native animals exhibit disappointing - this has been under development for several years and does... More 

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