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Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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Ranked #20 of 208 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

lot of fun with family with reasonable price, the staffs are always nice. And the animals are very feeding

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My big boy really love this place since we joined its membership last year. The service is perfect, we normally go straight away through the entrance as the member can pass via the VIP path. All of the staff are really nice and helpful. They will guide you how to find the animal on the map and what's the current... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Melbourne Zoo is one of the great zoos I had visited. The Zoo itself was amazing. It is located close to Melbourne CBD, with easy public access. It is spacious and nice to walk while enjoying the beautiful garden and many different types of animals, among which I love the butterfly house the best. Highly recommended. Must visit in Melbourne... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love going to Melbourne zoo, I go at least twice a year during school holidays with my family. Great shows, lots of animals and it just gets better every time we visit!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the visit to the zoo, but did feel sorry for some of the animals. The Tiger was very thin and kept pacing up and down in a stressed manner. Also, the Meerkats were in an enclosure with a glass wall. They also looked stressed and were pacing up and down next to this see through enclosure and seemed to... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I like Melbourne zoo but I would give it a miss at present as they are undergoing major construction works. They should be finished by next summer. I also thought the food was very expensive so bring your own!

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

Melbourne Zoo is one of the great zoos - it's in a beautiful park just a 15 minute tram ride for the city, route 55 from William St in the CBD. Kids are free so it's a value option for families. We travelled there recently for a particular activity call ianimal but the zoo on it's own is a fantastic... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The zoo itself was amazing! There are so many areas where you can interact with the animals and walk through the enclosures. The feedings were also very informative and the staff were very friendly and happy to answer any questions you have about the animals. The single down side for us was the price and quality of the food available... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Zoo is awesome . loved the elephants . the plains enclosures are fantastic . what is so great is that is so accessible from the city, A must for all visitors. A great day out for the kids. It's so big, really tired after big day off walking. Kids had a ball.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent Zoo, conservation friendly very close to the heart of Melbourne. I will definitely be giving the two sister zoos a look on my return.

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