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“The Zoo is great these days, but try the seal encounter- Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne Zoo
Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Owner description: 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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“The Zoo is great these days, but try the seal encounter- Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The zoo has changed greatly in the last few days. great enclosures, amazing animals and fantastic staff. Some of the encounter experiences are not so great, like the Bongo Antelopes, but the behind The Scenes with the seals are something super special. You really are treated as a VIP. Worth every single cent. We did it as a family group for Christmas and it was the best. You need to book in advance, and although pricey at $100 each, it includes zoo entry, so is good value.

Visited December 2012
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“Let's go the Zoo and see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

What a wonderful place to go, to see animals, celebrate a birth, a birthday, an engagement, a wedding ... It runs day and night 365 days a year. The keepers always have a smile on their faces — they love their work. And Melbourne loves its zoo, number 2 in the world.

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“Great for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

As always, Melbourne zoo is a great place to take the kids. Plenty of animals to see and a great safe environment. Best to get there on the train.

Visited November 2012
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“Meerkats were amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

It was great fun, not too expensive as a student visiting. Was easy to get there on the train and had plenty of cute cafes and restaurant options to eat at. Not to mention the cutest little animals and plenty of ZooKeeper talks. Absolutely loved it!

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“Great Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Take the whole day so that you don't miss anything. Easy to get to and well laid out. Most of the animals were out even though it was a hot day.

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