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Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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Ranked #22 of 209 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is not a cheap day out but there are lots of pricing options and, if you're a Melbourne resident, it's well worth buying a yearly pass. That pass will also get you into the Healesville and Werribee zoos plus others around the country. There are constant improvements being made to the zoo and the animal habitats just get better... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The entry fee was not as expensive as Sydney zoo, we had a very nice time at the zoo, the animals seem to be well looked after and there was plenty to see, they seem to have enough room to expand the animals habitats which is wonderful, its a good day out so if you are in Melbourne with the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

New enclosures since our last visit are the lemurs and meerkats. The new predator enclosure will be open in December. Will have to go again. Pack a picnic lunch, there are plenty of shady areas to sit in. Check out the website for the keeper's talks. When my daughter was younger we had a yearly pass, as many visits as... More

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Black Springs, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

the butterfly house is amazing loved being able to see elephants lions etc Adelaide zoo is crap compared to Melbourne

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

What an amazing experience, definitely made better by the beautiful spring weather we had. My husband and I took my two nephews to the zoo for the day and we all absolutely loved it. Considering it was a full day activity we were generally happy with the overall cost but it probably isn't something we'd be able to do more... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have zoo membership for our family and this has been wonderful since it allows us to return again and again to the zoo all year and it takes the pressure off seeing every animal with each visit. Our children are toddlers so they really enjoy returning again and again to see their favourite animals or even just to play... More

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was my first time in Melbourne so the zoo was a must. I spent a good 4 hours walking around with my best friend looking at all the different kinds of wildlife they have to offer. Definitely worth making into a day trip and even great for young kids. I know when they finish the new predators exhibit in... More

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Melbourne-Zoo, Marketing at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Candice, thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon, especially when our new area has opened in December. Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

what a zoo close to the city area catch tram to front door of zoo excellent facilities with very good food the animals looked after very well and in natural surroundings... nice to see the animals unique to australia.. kangaroos etc....many need to spend about 4 hous to make worth while.

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Melbourne-Zoo, Marketing at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Glenn, thanks for leaving such a lovely review about your visit to Melbourne Zoo. We hope to see you again soon, every visit is helping us fight wildlife extinction. Regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took the whole family while holidaying in Melbourne. It was amazing, clean and tidy. Very friendly staff. Food over priced as it always is at any tourist park. Will return in the future.

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Melbourne-Zoo, Marketing at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Donna, thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo and taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear you had a great time, and look forward to seeing you again. Every visit helps us fight wildlife extinction. Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to Melbourne zoo since we were kids but have been to a few zoos in the last couple of years. For a zoo this is Ok. Plenty to see and do. Food of course is very expensive and not very tasty. As it was pouring with rain the day we went there also weren't many places we... More

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