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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Took my grandchildren here and spent an enjoyable full day.The animals were well cared for and such a variety- also enclosures spacious and clean.I found the food reasonably priced and plenty of places to sit and relax .Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Too good to miss! Amazing array of animals and things to do for everyone. The Butterfly Enclosure is magical. Give yourself plenty of time and enjoy. Fantastic zoo! Check website for details.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I went with my daughter and the boys she nannies - 4 1/2 year olds. The meerkats and the boys eyed each other off at the same height!!!! They watched the monkeys and the apes up close, maybe a limitless too close. We had lunch there and came home, knowing as Zoo members, we could go again,,soon.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We took our two and a half yr old granddaughter recently on a visit to Melbourne. We were impressed on the layout and the relative closeness of the animals. We. were able to visit lots of different groups of animals in a short time so easily kept up the interest of our granddaughter. She was happy to walk the whole... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Give yourself a whole day!! There are plenty of areas to have a byo food picnic, but there are places to buy food/drinks as well. The map you are issued is a bit hard to follow, but don't stress. The zoo is not laid out in a circuit, so there is quite a bit of back tracking. If you go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Last school holidays I took my great nieces to the Zoo- so many activities for the kids as well as the animals. I was so impressed I became a Zoo member and now I can just go by myself and enjoy the beautiful gardens, have a coffee and watch the meerkats play. There is constant improvement to the animal enclosures... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

right in the heart of the city, melbourne zoo is an awesome family day out that is easily accessible by car or public transport. They have a wide range of animals and attractions that will delight people of all ages. you need to have a whole day there however as you want to get your moneys worth... entry isn't cheap.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A variety of animals, even paths, helpful guides, maps were detailed and had appropriate names, information about animals were helpful to know where they originated from

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Bellarine Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Having lived many places, and seen many zoos. I can say honestly that the Melbourne Zoo is among the best I've ever visited. I enjoy it as much as the young ones I take along.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A visit to the Melbourne Zoo is something you should add to your list of things to do while in Melbourne. If you visit in the weekends children are free which is great for families. From Flinders Train Station or from Southern Cross Train Station you take the train to Royal Park Station which is only about 15-20 mins. and... More

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