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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 204 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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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great day - it was great to get in for FREE as iam a member of Taronga Zoo. After removing the comparison thing from my mind, i began to realise that this zoo had some really good exhibits such as the Lemur and Elephant enclosure. They were brilliant and it was great to see such a large space the Elephants... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Melbourne Zoo is just a small hop on the train from the CBD. I went with my kids but i think i liked it more than them. They have recently opened a walk through enclosure with 9 lemurs! This was the first part of the new rain-forest walk that also shows off the Gorillas and monkeys. It's oretty amazing to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

At the last days of my time in Melbourne, I decided to visit this place and my decision seem very worthy with what I got from inside. Many option you can take to get you into the zoo, I chose by tram. You can take tram 55 from Williams St which stopping directly outside of the zoo. If you want... More

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lower hutt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

At first when we arrived we thought it was pretty average as we arrived by back gate where the train station is and the first thing we saw was the big cat enclosures which were pretty tired and small so a bit sad, but then we see they are in the stages of having a new enclosure built, the reptile... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I adore animals and on our trips across the Globe, we always make time to visit Zoo's, Wildlife attractions, etc and without doubt one of the very best in the World is the Melbourne Zoo. We have been many many times and never tire of the wonderful array of animals, their care and the family atmosphere. We... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting the Melbourne Zoo for the first time with my family on a recent trip to Melbourne. We all enjoyed it very much and saw as much as possible in the 4 hours we were there. I strongly recommend making a day of it, as there was a bit we didn't get to see as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This zoo is well laid out (despite the construction at the time of my visit) and will take you a good chunk of the day to get around assuming you need to stop to eat and use the bathrooms occasionally like a regular human being. The food is extreeemely over priced, so take your own if you can, but that's... More

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Surrey Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth arriving early, car-park was quite full by mid afternoon; need to be aware of the charge to park the car, take coins! Also meant missing the regular traffic congestion in the vicinity later in the day. Going mid week meant there were fewer people, making it much easier for the littlies to see all the animals. Great, safe... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to many great zoos around the world and I think melbourne zoo is up there with the best. I visit about once a year and I have a great time every time I go. Great variety of animals in great enclosures and a good amount of information about conservation. The twilight music events are great also! P.s... More

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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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