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Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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Ranked #20 of 212 Attractions in Melbourne
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Melb Zoo is quite large with a good range of animals. Not quite as spectacular as Singapore Zoo, but still well maintained and set out. The elephants are always a pleasure to watch, as are the orangutangs. Food is expensive, but it's ok. I would recommend going to the restaurant in the middle of the zoo ... order the Arancini... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great central location and nice surroundings, the butterfly enclosure, seals, and monkey exhibits amongst the best. Lots of food to be purchased and places to sit and enjoy. Koalas, kangaroos, platypus, wombats - their all here if visiting from overseas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Food was good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Presentation was good. We had nice seating. Will definitely go back again.😊

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

its a lot more interacive than the zoos i've been to. really love the little enclosures where the animals live in almost alike their natural habitats

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This Zoo in my opinion is average zoo, It is smaller than I expected, If this is the first time you come to Australia and want to see some local animals like Kangaroos, may be you could happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

With two young children, we are zoo members as it allows us to visit any time we like and if we only stay for an hour, I don't feel like I've wasted money paying to get in. There has been a lot of work done in the zoo in recent years to make more natural habits rather than enclosures and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The zoo is really nice and close to the city, accessed by the 55 tram from William Street. I think I was fairly lucky as I went mid week so it wasn't too busy, just a few school groups about. I would recommend getting there early when its much quieter, as the animals come a lot closer when there aren't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

the penguins are cute and we can see them both in the aquarium area and the outside. it's awesome to take a close look at them otherwise I may never know what their feathers are like. But the koalas are sleeping all the time. we can see the emus without the cages.they are creepy to some extent.

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Hollister, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I visited with my husband, adolescent child, newborn & girlfriend. I was thrilled to find they'd updated the parents room! Makes such a difference when visting with young childen, as it's a huge day! The zoo isnt just animals, its art, sculpture, history, culture, architecture, conservation, learning & alot of exercise!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When I went there, they were doing some work on new attractions so we couldn't see the lions or hyenas which was disappointing. Very easy to get to with a tram stop and train station there. The meerkats are the greatest animal although the penguins and orangutans are brilliant as well

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