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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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Description: Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250...
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful setting of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, Australian bushland and even underwater! Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit, explore the Trail of Elephants and then head down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in our underwater world to see Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals and more! Don't miss: Lion Gorge, our new lion experience which will have you come face-to-face with our magnificent African Lion bachelor group. Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity.
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If you can't see animals in the wild. Here you will see them. All the Australia wild life are on show. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If you can't see animals in the wild. Here you will see them. All the Australia wild life are on show. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Took 5yr old for the day, easy parking and no line up (plus no cost to children on weekend) . As a family we enjoyed it a lot. Very clean, lots places to sit and toilets , drinks etc in convenient places. $5 for a snag on bread (it's the zoo so expect to pay ) and $3.80 for water... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The extensions and improvements in the last 10 years are amazing It is a must see when visiting Melbourne Very closed to the CBD and will take a full day to appreciate the splendor of all aspects

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I hadn't visited the Zoo for about 5 years and the changes were unbelievable. Having the joy of taking my grandson and his parents the day was so enjoyable and the facilities excellent. We lost a bag during the day and there it was when my daughter ran the the centre office where it was waiting for her to claim... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

A large zoo with lots of exhibits this is a good day with kids. It is lots of walking be prepared with small children, there are also hills and some stairs to some animals. It can be busy even on a week day but still able to see everything. Some over priced food is available i would take my own... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bit expensive but overall kids and adult platers were good and staff were friendly. Coffee at Kiosk a bit average!! And very slow and unorganised!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Its relatively small zoo, which is good so it doesnt need so much of walking just to see one encounter. They have unique encounter with Lemur which was not caged. It was not so crowded (when we were there). Its pretty organized, surrounding is beautiful and peaceful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Always something new, great displays enjoy every visit and so do my kids. reasonable food, from take away to restaurants, very informative

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Melbourne Zoo, ticks all the boxes for the care and comfort of its many animals. We went mid week so it was nice and quiet, only a short taxi ride from the centre of Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

easy tram access - you do need a Myci card - get at the visitors centre - Large open range zoo with several opportunities to learn about animals

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