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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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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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Love the koalas

This is a huge zoo with a good variety of exotic animals such as elephants, giraffes and baboons, but also Australian favourites like kangaroos and koalas. There is some walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a huge zoo with a good variety of exotic animals such as elephants, giraffes and baboons, but also Australian favourites like kangaroos and koalas. There is some walking involved but there are rests and food stands all around the zoo where you can rest and eat something. my personal favorite is the koala. I was lucky enough to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I'm ashamed of the fact I have lived in Melbourne for 7 years and haven't visited this wonderful place until now. The whole place is very well laid out and is easy to navigate using the free map. There is a great selection of animals. At approx. $30 dollars per adult it offers great value considering you'll spend 5+ hours... More 

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Metung, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great day for the whole family no matter on age it's got something for everyone, price has risen quite dramatically since I last went but it's a great day out with lots to look at and learn from

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Thank Kerry-anne O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The zoo is well built and there are certainly lot of activities to do for everyone. Though I was slightly disappointed as the animals just didn't look themselves. Kangaroos were the biggest disappointment. I think for serious animal lovers sanctuaries are place to go.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Melbourne Australia Zoo is absolutely breathtaking! Local friends of ours recommended us to go and enjoy this beautiful zoo during our vacation to Australia. We are happy that we did! All of the animals were well taken care of and we could tell that they were happy and thriving in their habitats. The kangaroos were our favorite! It was... More 

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Parkes, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After having been to Sydney zoo and Dubbo zoo I can honestly say Melbourne zoo is amazing especially for family outings. Heaps of play areas for the children carousel ride water area for the kids to cool off but most of all fantastic exhibits walking through made me feel like I was in another place beautifully designed. The up close... More 

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Penguin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our day at the zoo. Animals were quite active.our only criticism is the map very hard to follow.need better signage.

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Thank kerriem50
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of Melbourbes iconic places This is for young & old Take a packed lunch watch the children get excited Watch the older reminisce there childhood Parking is easy A must see the lions the butterfly

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Thank Filli K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out with my wife and baby I have not even been for over 20 years yet I pass it all the time, although the weather was ordinary on the day the scenery animals and fauna made up for it. Absolutely beautiful.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only went to see a duck-billed platypus as I'd never seen a live one before but there was much more of interest. Didn't get around it all due to the heat of the day but came away very satisfied with the experience. People like me who struggle reading maps would be very grateful for more signage to save our... More 

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