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“Interesting place to take the kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
1300 966 784
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Ranked #21 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Zoos, Gardens
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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.
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Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Interesting place to take the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

What can you say. It is a great zoo. Butterfly enclosure gorgeous.
Food very expensive and very average. Could improve

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Lovely zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Big zoo- takes a full day to cover it
Modern enclosures that regularly updated
The old carousel is as old as the zoo
Melbourne Zoo is the oldest zoo in the world and has its 150th birthday in 2012

Visited November 2012
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“Healthy and Happy Animals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The animal enclosures are quite good, as zoo's go. It's worth going just to see the baby elephants :) It's easy to get around - the signs are easy to follow - and it's lovely to stroll through all the gardens and pathways.

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne
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“A great day out for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Melbourne zoo is a pretty great zoo (Not world class, but still nice). It's a little pricey, but a great day out for the family and a nice way to get some exercise without even realising.

Visited January 2012
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“Variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This was a good Zoo however myself and my friend found it very confusing to get round it. The signs were not accurate and we went round in circles for a bit. We tried to follow our map but this was not great either.

Visited October 2012
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