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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 #17 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Melbourne Zoo is just a short hop on the train or tram from the CBD. As one of the leading conservation organizations, Melbourne Zoo not only cares for the animals within their zoo, but also across many national and international campaigns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived early to see the zoo keepers feeding some of the animals. Lots of interactive things for the kids to do and a great day out for the family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Melbourne Zoo is quite an excellent zoo. The butterfly house is so much fun and the trail of the elephants is very well set out. Reasonably priced and extremely accessible via public transport from the city.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

loved the aquarium and the great primate enclosures. Make sure you allocate a whold day for it. Easy to get to from the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We love visiting Melbourne Zoo, whether we are going to see a particular animal or just for a wander around. The information available on each animal and the conservation work being done makes for a very informative and educational experience, and it includes ways we can help - so by going to the zoo we are contributing to animal conservation.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We would highly recommend going to Melbourne Zoo. It is a little way out of the city but there is so much there to make up for the distance! Trams do go there so look out for those!! A variety of animals there with a lots of enclosure space. Lots if open spaces for kids to play too. Well worth... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What a great place to take the kids, no matter what their ages! Never disappointing and always something new and exciting. Fairyfloss, chips, bananas, chickens............................................ One little monkey told my daughter, ' I just love watching the expressions on the faces of the children as they look at us through the bars or over the fences of our enclosures.' You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to see Australian animals and you are on a tight schedule, I would suggest asking for a free guided tour. They lead you to all the important enclosures. Be mindful of the time as the enclosures close half an hour before the zoo closes. You do get to see a lot of the animals. The only ones... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Best zoo in Australia.. every type of exhibit in a great environment.. not too far from the city.. not cheap but well worth a visit..

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Sydney may have the marvellous setting of the harbour for its zoo, but in Melbourne we have well planned enclosures and an opportunity to walk above the lions. There is also the wonderful butterfly house, where, if you remain still and quiet, the colourful creatures will settle on your body. Magic! I love the platypus enclosure, and the nocturnal native... More

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