We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melbourne Zoo

Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 966 784
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$24*
and up
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Top Rated
$72*
and up
Melbourne Sightseeing and Attraction Pass
87%
Ranked #55 of 312 Activities in Melbourne
Owner description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
More attraction details
Attraction details
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Write a Review

2,184 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,216
    696
    207
    50
    15
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Split
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

i spend 3 hours in Melbourne zoo.was nice experinces for me and my friends.i recomennd everione who coming to Melbourne!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Melbourne Zoo is my favourite place in Melbourne! It is so much fun with great animals to look at. Everyone's favourites are the orang-utans of the elephants which are both very intimate looking spaces. It would be very fun to take kids or just adults both would have the same amount of fun!! I recommend this place to anyone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bring your walking shoes and packed lunch this place is enormous! Close proximity to the city, plenty of car parking and large variety of animals. The only issue I and guests had is there was no opportunity to pat the Kangaroos and hold the koalas. Great for families. Great to see the animals were possible, not in a caged, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the zoo on a warm, sunny Sunday. It was very crowded, but not overwhelming. There is a ton of tropical vegetation planted around the paths which gives the exhibits a jungle atmosphere. Parking requires a AUD$ 2 in coins, which I didn't have, but someone was willing and able to make change for me. There are no change... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Have wanted to visit Melbourne zoo for several years now and finally got to see it this Jan - is such a lovely relaxed zoo feels more like a botanical gardens with animals more then a zoo

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Took the grandkids here on a hot day and they really loved it. They had been before and had been clamouring to go back, mostly to see the tigers and the leopards. If you have small kids with you take a buggy, lots of water and sunscreen and hats as there is not a huge amount of shade. The zoo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It had been many years since I last visited the zoo and the changes are fantastic. Loved the meerkat enclosures and could have watched these all day. The play area for kids at the meerkat enclosure is a credit to the zoo. Such improvements of many enclosures. Nice and clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I came from interstate to visit the zoo as my guidebook described it as a great zoo but I was a bit disappointed. There seemed to be a lot of walking to get to the enclosures and on getting there either they were empty or there was no information about the animal in the enclosure. The tiger and snow leopard... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
England
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We went here on our trip to Melbourne from London. We were with our daughter and 2 young grandchildren. There was a long queue to get in but as our daughter had a family pass we got in quicker. The zoo was well equipped and staff very friendly. Some animals had not yet arrived in their new enclosures but we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The zoo has improved greatly since visiting 2 years ago. New enclosures, plantings have grown well giving it a more jungle feel in some areas. Better and more varied options in the food department. Diverse range of animals.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Melbourne Zoo also viewed

 

Been to Melbourne Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Melbourne Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?