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Melbourne Zoo

Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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Ranked #21 of 211 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

One of our favorite places in town. A great day out. Loads to see and do. Memberships are the way to go. Great value. We also do the animal up close experiences. Kangaroos you get to pat and feed. Our little girl loves it. Also the giraffe experience. So close it's awesome. We find the animals are more active during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Each time I travel to Melbourne, I always visit the Zoo. If you get the chance to tackle the walk from the city which takes just over 1hr, then I certainly recoomend it. What I do think everyone should do is get closer to the animals at the zoo. I took the opportunity the last time I went and fed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Easter holidays this year I took my Daughter to the Zoo. It was great because we took the train straight to the zoo. Little confusing with the Mykey thing though. As it was school holidays my daughter was free to get in so that was a great saving. We spent a lot of time there. So much to look at... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Regular city zoo. Nothing remarkable. 1/3 is always under restoration many empty cages and in others no clues for where are the animals, hiding artists. Too small.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Melbourne Zoo is great, set aside a full day because there is so much to see there. Suitable for people of all ages. One tip, get there early on weekends and long weekends because the waiting lines are huge!! Also pre pay for tickets, this way you go to a different line, much quicker!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Used to love this zoo as a kid in the 80s when they had the rides! Went in oct 2014 after 12 years and i feel like so many animals have been removed. We saw a lot of animals any way and loved the modern updates and themes. Food too expensive so we bought our own picnic. Zoo shop reasonable... More

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