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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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Description: 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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Lovely day out at the Melbourne zoo and the new lion in closer is fantastic next time I am in Melbourne I will have to take my wife and kids

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out at the Melbourne zoo and the new lion in closer is fantastic next time I am in Melbourne I will have to take my wife and kids

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Kilkenny, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing place, so much to see. Must go when you are next in Melbourne, highly recommend it.. You wont be disappointed

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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful zoo. So many paths to walk around with exotic foliage and floral displays to enjoy as you wander round all the enclosures. Each area takes time to educate about the different species with background. Care has been taken particularly with the gorilla and lion enclosure to provide a variety of habitat and ensure exercise to seek food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always a great day. Animals are well kept and zoo staff are always friendly. Zoo membership is well worth getting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A very interactive zoo. The animal exhibits had a single pane glass without the cage and it was very interactive. The exhibits of the amphibians had sound of the frogs accompanied with the exhibits and it was informative. Kids loved them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were left speechless by how amazing this zoo is. $2 car parking, free entry and discounts on food etc with our interstate zoo member made it a very cheap day out. Very impressive and will visit again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Melbourne Zoo is a must for local, interstate & International visitors alike. I believe it is comparable to many of the best Zoos worldwide. Of course the Baboons, Gorillas & Monkeys capture everyone's attention...& hearts. The 'big cat's - Lions, Tigers, Pumas, Cheetas & Leopards are always on the prowel. The tall Giraffes, Elephants & Zebras... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I love visiting this zoo! I have been here multiple times and every time I have been there, I always end up finding something new along my adventure. You can pack your own picnic and find a nice spot to sit down and enjoy your food with the family or you can just buy your lunch in the zoo that... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Love going here with the kids and meeting friends. Always have a great time. Mid week is even better as you can avoid the crowds. Membership the way to go.

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Marshall, MIchigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We went there while visiting our children who are living in Melbourne for a year. We took along kids ranging from 3 to 10. All had a wonderful time, even the ones who are frequent visitors. It is well-laid out, lush and shady in spots, and the animal enclosures are spacious. Most are pretty modern. Everyone had a blast -... More 

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