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“Nowhwere to run” 2 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 204 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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“Nowhwere to run”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Quite simply nearly all the enclosures were far too small for most of the animals, It made me sad to see them in such small enclosures.

Visited April 2012
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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!

Visited November 2012
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