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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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Christmas Lunch

We had our Christmas Lunch at the Zoo! It was a wonderful day. No Hastles, Food was well presented and flavours were good. Not too far from the traditional so was what we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Geelong, Australia

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Geelong, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had our Christmas Lunch at the Zoo! It was a wonderful day. No Hastles, Food was well presented and flavours were good. Not too far from the traditional so was what we wanted. Service Good. Good choice of wines. Santa even visited the big kids too lol. Would recomend for a small christmas get together when rest of family... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Can see Zebra, Giraffe, Elephants up close. One or two lions and tigers here and there. Good facilities : restrooms, caffe, dustbins. Great for kids as there is a play area with slides. We found it bit difficult to locate some places, the signs need some improvement. Overall, a decent place for a one time visit.

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Melbourne
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Melbourne Zoo is an ever changing - albeit expensive to enter - venue for viewing wildlife. As the Zoo has evolved in its role as part of international breeding programs the representations of fauna have changed but the exhibits are also now humane (so animals can hide from visitors) which can be frustrating for small children, but it is all... More 

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Ocean View, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a friendly delightful place. Everyone working at the zoo went out of their way to be helpful, but after wandering around completely lost for half an hour, my friend decided we needed guidance. Serendipity! Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable on every level from the pet names and habits and care of every animal in the zoo, to a... More 

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you have a young child, you can not go past a zoo membership. We well and truly got our moneys worth out of this: visiting many of the zoos several times. It makes this visit very relaxed: sometimes just dropping in for coffee and a quick catch with the zebras.

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

Hi Jason F, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! A membership is definitely a cost effective way of getting in touch with animals often. We’re glad you had such a good experience, and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic zoo! Beautiful enclosures and gardens! It was lovely to see so many animals up close. A must for everyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Good day out, parking was difficult to find. Had alot of fun seeing all the animals. Good stops for food and drink throughout. Nice long walk around the Zoo.

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

Hi David-Ashley M, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had such a good experience, and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We got there at about 2.30pm and not only was it a fairly over grown place with bushes and shrubs but a few of the animals were no where to be seen, no orangutans at all, there was an elephant that was banging on a door trying to get out and it was a sight that really made the zoo... More 

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

Hi rpkk1, We were very disappointed to read that you felt how you did about your visit to the Zoo and that your experience didn’t live up to your expectations, we take feedback like this very seriously. The team at Melbourne Zoo is incredibly proud of the conservation work we do as we strive to be a world-leading conservation organisation.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a fan of prisons for animals for many reasons, so find it difficult to say anything positive about any zoo. However, the Melbourne Zoo does provide veterinary services to various wildlife groups that other vets won't assist - e.g. flying foxes.

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

Hi WendyThaiDogGal, We were very disappointed to read that you felt how you did about your visit to the zoo and that your experience didn’t live up to your expectations, we take feedback like this very seriously. The team at Melbourne Zoo is incredibly proud of the conservation work we do as we strive to be a world-leading conservation organisation.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An Excellent place for a family day out. always inproving ammenitites for the animals. Summer time they have jazz concerts there. Not much more to add except every time we go thjere there is a new Enclorure. Pygmy Hippo has recently given birth so you may see a baby pygmy. The Zoo is on the edge of Melbourne just a... More 

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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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