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Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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As featured in 3 days in Melbourne
Ranked #21 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos, Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Leaving early was a good idea. Getting an annual membership was an even better idea. The funds are also well spent on what matters most! Our fury friends :) Good fun to get out and about for the day. I like to see that the zoo seems as though it's often being upgraded. I feel two ways about keeping animals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Easy trip to zoo from CBD .. Free for kids in school holidays great idea and much appreciated - zoo is flat so good for kids, and food from bakery within zoo was better than expected

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Been many times. We have membership which allows unlimited access to Melbourne Zoo, Werribee and Healesville Animal Sanctuary. All worth a visit and if you plan to visit all, I think an annual membership is actually cheaper. Membership also allows you to walk past the queues on weekends/ public holidays! Good selection of cafes/ stalls/ restaurant eating inside the zoo.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Melbourne zoo is certainly worth a visit on a nice day. We were particularly impressed with the butterfly exhibit and the reptile displays. the rest of the zoo houses what we would call the `usual suspects` although the primate display stands out as very well done. Try and pick a fine warm though as Melbourne weather can be a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I love going to the zoos. Melbourne Zoo is generally quite big and I spent about 5 hours there on my last trip. It was definitely a great place to have a good walk and relax. Aside from that, there are many animals to see there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic day out at Melbourne Zoo. There is such a wide range of animals to see and all the exhibits are brilliant. The lemur walk through is a must see! We did a giraffe encounter and it was amazing, we got to feed the giraffes some carrots, a once in a life time experience. Definitely worth the money!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Melbourne zoo is very big and spacious. I was disappointed the day i attend in the aquarium section there was only 1 seal on display and many empty tanks with no animals in them. The meerkat enclosure was fantastic though as you could walk through and get really close to the animals as well as the elephant exibit.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely zoo with very very good exhibits and and amazing array of wildlife. The lemur enclosure is world class and so great to be able to walk around and get so very close to them (without touching, naughty). The gorillas are magnificent and it is great to see such a strong conservation message being pushed with the... More

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Preston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great zoo..lots of animals well set out with park areas for lunch which is a great idea as the restaurants there were not that nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In my opinion, I think this is the best zoo in Australia. I loved seeing all the animals we don't have in America such as kangaroos and koalas. I would recommend this to anyone.

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