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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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Lots of work was being done whilst we were there. It was excellent nonetheless. Go earlier as it was quiet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of work was being done whilst we were there. It was excellent nonetheless. Go earlier as it was quiet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I decided to be the tourist for a day, so i went to the Melbourne zoo. First zoo experience so i was a little unsure as to what to expect. I was not very please as a large part of the zoo was closed, it made me sad to see wild animals doing "tricks" for food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A fantastic day out that doesn't blow the budget! A lot of the enclosures allow the kids quite close to the animals on display (great for the little ones). There are plenty of areas to lay out a picnic rug for lunch too. We've been to many zoos around the world and Melbourne Zoo in my opinion certainly rates in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to spend with the family with young children. Very education and entertaining. Great outing for family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Getting better every time I go, which is probably once every two years. Animal enclosures are being upgraded & the animals look healthy and not bored

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had not visited the Melbourne zoo for about twenty years. The main purpose of our visit last week was to see the Butterfly House. We were not disappointed, there were hundreds of butterflies flying around in a heated glass house filled with mainly tropical plants, a flowing stream and mature trees. Just a paradise for the fortunate butterflies that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the zoo a few days ago during a family trip to Melbourne. Although it was a very cold day (top of 15c!) we were dressed accordingly and spent many hours there. The park was a lot bigger than I expected, which meant that a LOT of walking is involved and you can easily spend an entire day there. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Melbourne Zoo is great. It's very easy to get to, just catch the Upfield train from the CBD and the station is right out the front. I love the butterfly enclosure and the elephant enclosure, plus all the big cats!

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

Hi Becky H, Thanks for sharing your experience! We’re glad you had such a good time at Melbourne Zoo. We hope to see you back again soon; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Australia - Great zoo with lots of interesting, exotic & native animals. A fun place to spend the day if you are in Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A day out enjoyed by he whole family, young and old. Animals are always fascinating but the way this zoo presents the enclosures and makes the learning interesting is second to none. Easy to navigate and accessible with a pram or stroller means you can see as much as your legs can handle. The behind the scenes experiences are phenomenal... More 

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

Hi DGW129, We’re glad you had such a lovely time at Melbourne Zoo! We aim to ensure that visitor experiences are meaningful and fun, so it’s great to hear that your experience was so positive. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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