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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket

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Duration: 2–8 hours
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  • All keeper talks and presentations
  • General Admission to Zoo
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Zoo
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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  • Melbourne Zoo
    6,677
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    Joined in August 2012
  • StaceyO919
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    Beautiful zoo
    Melbourne Zoo is one of the nicest we’ve ever visited. It’s clean and well thought out. The animals appeared to be very well cared for and their habitats designed so they can be out if/when they choose. Unfortunately, the platypus wasn’t up for visitors the day we visited so we left Australia without ever getting to see one. 😭
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Darkest_dreaming
    0 contributions
    Lovely zoo
    Love this zoo! It’s got so much to see, so many different animal varieties, lots of places to stop and rest and refuel. The zoo isn’t particularly ’smelly’ like other zoos I have visited in the past so that’s hopefully a good sign that the animals (and park) are looked after well. I’ve since purchased an annual pass so am excited to go pretty much wherever we want and don’t have to pay an entry fee. Lots of shops in the zoo (I think at least 4?) and they have some lovely gifts in all of them.
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Justin H
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    Would have been 5* if not for customer service
    Generally speaking, there was a lot to do and see at the Melbourne Zoo, which would normally be a great thing that would give a 5* rank. However, customer service was inconsistent when needed, especially at the Ben n Jerry ice cream shop, where I was in line for a long time, only to suddenly be ignored and people behind me being served ahead of me; I never spoke to the staff as I was patiently waiting to be served, but when I encountered this, I had to leave. Shops selling soft drinks required a bar code to scan to operate the dispensers, but at least one dispenser at one shop allowed me the opportunity to refill for free as much as I wanted. Additionally, I came in with a Melbourne Attractions ticket, but the staff had some difficulty in validating my ticket to let me in the park. I understand there can be difficulties with third-party tickets, but more could have been done to ensure a smoother process in getting in. There were also two tiger enclosures in completely different locations within the park, but no tigers even remotely visible; because there were two enclosures, it was difficult to know if one was a temporary enclosure and the other was the actual enclosure. I normally enjoy going to zoos, but I need to see better efforts, especially with some customer service issues, before I can enjoy visiting this zoo again.
    Written December 31, 2023
  • AbbottHsu
    0 contributions
    One day tour
    Pretty good, designated and well organized layout inside. Visitors can easily find the way to see all kinds of animals. Since it is semi-open space, you can feel the natural and primitive atmosphere by searching those animals. Too be honest, it is not easy to see lots of animals in close distance. Kids are so happy to take a look at those creatures. A good opportunity to teach and interact with kids in zoo. You can spend half day inside to explore what you want. However, sometimes some animals may hide, sleep or go anywhere so that they are not available when you visit. For me and kids, it is a wonderful experience to visit this historical zoo. Easy to take Trams or Metro trains here. Enjoy.
    Written December 4, 2023
  • two-grads-on-tour
    0 contributions
    New Zealanders at Melbourne Zoo!
    A group of 7 of us are in Melbourne visiting from NZ. We initially thought the zoo pricing was a bit expensive at $46 AUD for an adult ticket. However, we ended up spending 5.5hours there and enjoyed our time immensely. The layout of the zoo was fantastic, as was the cleanliness of the facilities and paths around each of the enclosures. The staff we saw were all friendly and the cafe where we had lunch had a good range of options. There were also lots of spaces to stop for water or eat if you wanted to bring a packed lunch. The animals were all well looked after and had large enclosures that looked really nice. Our favourites were the tigers, meerkats and elephants. All in all, would be an espeacially good place for young families and kids as there are lots of interactive areas and cool animals. Highly reccommend!
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Aussie_Tourist79
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    Brilliant Zoo, easily spend all day here
    We have been to a lot of zoos and highly rate Melbourne zoo. We easily filled in the entire day. There were plenty of places to sit, get some food and take your time exploring the grounds and discovering the animals. Butterfly houses are always amazing and the zoo has a well balanced variety of animals so most of your group will be happy and see something they want. We enjoyed toi many of the exhibits to list them all here. The zoo was top class. We spent most of the day and skipped a few exhibits as we were tired. Allow to spend the whole day here as you easily will.
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Mike S
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    Very enjoyable day
    Went to Melbourne Zoo primarily to do the Orangutan experience. Jake and Mia were superb guides who cared deeply and passionate about conservation. The experience was so special to see these beautiful animals up close. The Zoo itself was clean and tidy and the animals were well cared for. Easy access from the city via Tram 58
    Written October 18, 2023
  • mandiBrisbane
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    Glad I went
    Very easy to get to by tram. Surprised by lack of animals we saw . Still had a great time. Kids would love it. Does Not sell bottled water have to by cup of water .
    Written August 8, 2023
  • BronwynM153
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    Lovely day out
    My advice is to get there as the gates open, the animals are out & lots of animal noise & not many little people in your view. The feeding times/talks are worthwhile and are spaced out. Take your time & enjoy the atmosphere.
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Q332HVgaryy
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    Cancelled experience and didn't tell us. Paid for flights and accommodation. Never again
    We booked in advance to do an animal experience for the 2nd of June 2023. We also booked flights and accommodation from Tasmania to do a day at the zoo and stay overnight in Melbourne. 2 days prior I noticed a paypal refund email from the Zoo. When we arrived we were advised that due to industrial action the experience had been cancelled. We are in the tourism industry so need to make anyone reading this that we never received a phone call/an email or a text message to advise us. I made it very clear at the gate that we were bitterly dissapointed. I now need to add that at the time of writing this on the 14th of June we still haven't had an explanation in the way of phone call/text message or email. Simply disgusting and we have told so many people and re-directed them to Healesville Sanctuary.
    Written June 13, 2023
  • limeclaw
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    Where are the animals
    The gardens are very beautiful, but there wasn't that many animals. The animals that we did see, were well catered for and had loads of room to roam and the gardens were lovely to go for a walk in. There was a lovely snow leopard, some lovely giraffes and a family of elephants. The butterfly enclosure was also delightful. Do visit the zoo to support the animals that are there, but don't have very high expectations.
    Written May 30, 2023
  • DordogneAnglais
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    Large, enjoyable, plenty to see
    I've been to plenty of zoos in various countries and was especially looking forward to visiting my first Australian zoo with Australian animals, usually rare to find elsewhere. Firstly, this zoo is easily accessible by tram from William St in the middle of Melbourne to a stop right outside the zoo. Although I didn't book online, and visited ad hoc on a busy Saturday, I still had very little queueing for a ticket, which was reasonably priced compared to some European zoos, and the weather was good too, so all great so far. Some of the animals on show/exhibits, such as the platypusery, the wombats, Tazzies, kangaroos/wallabies, dingos, cassowary and other Australian birds, are wonderful and I've never seen them elsewhere. Other animals, such as the snow leopards, gorillas, giraffes, elephants, orang-utans, tapir are rather great too, so certainly there are plenty of wonderful animals to see. Others, such as the red panda, are also lovely, but difficult to find in the zoo, and to spot within their enclosure. The tigers/lions were hiding on the day and I didn't see them. I had to persist with the dingos before I saw them, and the koalas were away for a while which was something of a disappointment as I've never seen one anywhere. This is the nature of zoos though, so that's understandable. The gift shop was rather nice too, and I would happily have spent more $$$ in there, had their been adult T-shirts available. I bought the most expensive Cornetto in the world at $6.50 but that's fine too as it supports the zoo. The whole site was very well kept. The only things that I found annoyed me about Melbourne Zoo were the display toilet outside the Tasmanian Devil enclosure, which every idiot kid opened and slammed down a million times a day, probably driving the animals mad. The map/layout was a little puzzling but I saw most things I wanted to see without too much unnecessary walking, and a few of the cul-de-sacs near the orang-utans/elephants added to this. My biggest complaint is that there are so many carousels and cafes and non-animal-related things - I really dislike it when zoos turn into theme parks and fairgrounds. Their purpose is to educate and entertain about animals, wildlife and the environment. A few swings and climbing frames are fair enough if the kids need entertainment, but once you start including larger rides, the zoo loses focus. As I said, this Saturday was really busy so maybe the zoo know better than I do what brings in the punters, but I like the focus to be on the animals. I would certainly visit again, and certainly recommend this zoo to anyone with children or who wish to see Australian animals.
    Written May 16, 2023
  • mayccm2018
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    Worth to visit
    Convenient location and design. With lots of animals to see-giraffes, tiger, elephants, penguins, etc., You can see lemur closely. Small penguins are very cute. Japanese garden is very beautiful. Worth to visit.
    Written April 23, 2023
  • 619jeffry
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    Captivating Zoo animals will interest kids
    Melbourne Zoo has a wide variety of animals, from Australia and overseas. Visitors will love the native Australian animals. Some things that will interest everyone are Lion Gorge, and the Gorilla Rainforest. The elephant herd is expanding, the baby elephants are really cute. It's easy to spend a day at the Melbourne Zoo, kids love the Zoo. By the way, the Melbourne Zoo is close to the Melbourne CDB, it's easily accessible by tram, train or car.
    Written February 10, 2023
  • JAB134
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    A new perspective as a regular zoo visitor
    As a regular visitor to the Zoo it was terrific to undertake the Wild Tales Walking Experience with Maurice as our guide for a different experience. We had a beautiful morning walk through the zoo and the animals were up and about. We particularly enjoyed seeing the pigmy hippo and the otters. Our tour included a breakfast and coffee which was a nice way to finish and we enjoyed it in front of the giraffe and zebra enclosure where the animals were active. It's good to get a different perspective and Maurice was very knowledgeable. We loved this tour and learnt new things. This would be suitable for families.
    Written January 24, 2023
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Apr 2021
My wife prebooked two tickets for the next day. When we arrived by car (we are both senior citizens and unable to walk long distances), I let my wife off to meet up with our son and 2 grand daughters. After driving around aimlessly for more than 40 minutes I was unable to find a spot to park my car. I therefore left and drove home. My wife had to find her own way home by public transport.
My claim is that Melbourne Zoo knowingly over sold the tickets which precluded my obtaining a parking spot at mid day. I emailed the Zoo requesting a refund and an apology and to this date have not received either.
Vote for the Zoo...0 out of 10.
Written April 16, 2021
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Swisshen
Perth, Australia2,323 contributions
Jun 2020
So glad that the zoo has been allowed to reopen. There are limited places so you need to book your tickets online including all the kids and babies, as they have a limit of 2,500 places daily. Some attractions are closed due to the confined spaces such as the Platypus & Frog houses where social distancing would be impossible. Saying that there are plenty of places to go. The new Snow Leopard cubs and Otters Kittens are especially entertaining. Quiet a few of food and beverage outlets are open and the main zoo shop has a strict 20 person visit.
Written June 15, 2020
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James G
29 contributions
Positives - lots of variety of animals to see, plenty of shade areas, lots of one way areas to make it easy to see where to go. Cheap and easy parking with staff directing you at 10am, got a text the night before that carpark will fill early

Negatives - only saw 1 tiger and no lions. Not enough bins or working hand sanitiser stations, not enough seating. No attempt at social distancing / mask wearing in indoor areas or trying to enforce this. Ruined by ignorant adults with zero situational awareness stopping in middle of walkways or parking prams in unruly places or taking photos in weird locations and holding up a queue of people behind them. Waited 40 minutes for a coffee collectively between ordering and waiting for it to be made. The park was clearly overloaded so maybe cap the amount of visitors that can attend daily unless the zoo values $$$ over enjoyment.

Have gone to many zoos across the world, the layout for this one is quite good. Do yourself a favour and go to this zoo in the middle of a school term when it's not as busy and hopefully you can avoid ignoramuses
Written December 28, 2021
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Rachael S
Glasgow, UK207 contributions
Absolutly loved this zoo. There was a great selection of animals to see. The zoo lay out was very easy to follow which made the trip even better. I was with family and my aunt unfortunately cant walk too far or for too long so regular rest stops were needed, it was nice to see so many benches throughout, however it would have been good if a wheelchair or buggy was available to make things easier. One of the downsides was the entry to the zoo, you queue up outside, however there is no shade or anything so you do have to wait in the sun. Luckily I went on a day that wasnt crazy hot, however I wouldnt like to go on a really hot day as the wait to get your ticket wouldnt be pleasant. I also found it strange that there only seemed to be cans of water available at not bottles, yet they had multiple water refills points which are great to see, it would just be good of bottled water was available and then you could refill your bottle at one of the stations. Some of the animals had been transferred to another zoo in Melbourne which we were unaware of when we'd went, however there was still a good selection left at melbourne, it would have just been nice to be informed about which animals were there and out and which ones weren't. Overall though it was a great trip and I would go back again next time I'm in Melbourne.
Written January 9, 2020
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Daphne W
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
With no indication on the website, the kangaroo exhibit was closed without explanation on the website, being redesigned for summer. The koala exhibit was also empty, with a bunch of traffic cones in the centre of the exhibit, without any explanation anywhere. Many of the animals were also hiding out of sight and there were lots of loud schoolchildren.
Especially for the coming months, I wouldn't recommend this for tourists looking to see iconic Australian wildlife.
As for the loud children, perhaps the zoo could organise quiet days once a month or week where access is only for adults and teens who can keep their volume under control?
Written November 7, 2022
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Shyam
Sale, Australia56 contributions
Mar 2020
We drove down from Sale, VIC and we went directly to the zoo. We followed the maps and drove through the city to get to the zoo. Parking is available for $2 for five hours. There are two car parks and the first one is usually occupied. Go past that and there's another parking.

We bought tickets online, entry was a breeze. Animal exhibits are well laid out and spacious. The paths for walking were laid with tall bamboo plants for the first part - a very unique experience for my family. As we went the scenery kept changing from exhibit to exhibit. Also note that you may not be able to see all animals - depends on the time of the day and what the animals are doing such as rest, feed time, etc. Our child was getting tired, we therefore decided to skip the Australian animals as we had seen many in our visit to other zoos around Victoria and NSW.

As usual, you have coffee shops and picnic areas as with all Australian public places.

Please be aware that if you are planning to visit many places around Melbourne on the same day, make sure you breaks planned for inbetween as there is reasonable amount of walking in the zoo. Also ensure that you plan to spend around 3-4 hours in the zoo.
Written March 8, 2020
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RustyVDN
Brisbane, Australia184 contributions
Dec 2019
Melbourne Zoo has a reputation as being Australia's best zoo. When deciding what zoo to visit, we were considering either Tooronga or Melbourne. The view from Tooronga almost convinced us, but the larger collection of animals at Melbourne put it over the line. Perhaps it was the time of day we went, but many of the "pull" animals just couldn't be seen. Hippos, Gorillas, Wild Dogs, Leopards.... could hardly see any of them. I've seen better elephants in Thailand where the investment is a fraction of the cost. The reptile collection is missing many of the 'top 10 deadly', and there is no spider exhibit. I want to rate this place better - Australia Zoo in Queensland is fantastic - but maybe I'll pick Tooronga next. A special mention for the penguin exhibit - that was brilliant.
Written January 8, 2020
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Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. Zoos Victoria prides itself on our animals having choice and control in their enclosures, with the option to be less visible or indoors at certain times in the day, particularly during the summer months. But we do understand your frustration in missing some of them for this reason. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the penguin exhibit. Your feedback has been noted and passed onto the relevant teams. Kind regards, Zoos Victoria
Written January 14, 2020
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Ryszard L
Sydney, Australia330 contributions
Jan 2020
This is the oldest zoo in Australia and it is surprisingly modern in appearance. It is well laid-out and the walks are easily done. A lot of thought has gone into the planning and layout of the displays. It is also easily accessible by public transport with a train station (Royal Park) just near the northern entrance, two tram stops (Melbourne Zoo and Elliott Avenue/Royal Park) and a bus stop (Route 505). We arrived early, just after opening time, so there wasn't much of a queue. The orangutans weren't quite awake yet and the elephants were still being fed breakfast - which made for interesting viewing but the recreation of a Malaysian jungle was quite interesting. The big cats display is really one of the best I've seen and the tigers didn't disappoint. Lots of children in the zoo ( it was school holidays) and there are plenty of food and drink outlets. Environmental displays and information were useful, informative and prominent. The kiosk displaying items or sale that have been made out of stuff washed up on beaches gives a lot of food for thought. The creative use of plastic refuse is also thought-provoking. The butterfly house is really worth some time spent as are the insects and reptiles. Although not as big as some zoos, this one is a very pleasant place to spend the day.
Written January 16, 2020
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Juan Toofree
Idaho28 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great time in the zoo, lots to see and do. I was happy to have my runners on because I walked a lot. The guy at the gate said that we could go into the tiger cages and hand feed the tigers because they were tame which I found out later was not true. In fact, I doubt that guy even worked there. The giraffes are way too tall to get a good look at them in the eye and some of the monkeys are really loud which really turned me off them. I think the baboons have had their faces painted with pink and blue paint to make them look more appealing which makes them look prettier but it does make you wonder what they look like in real life(see photos). I thought that I would get to see the whales like in seaworld but I din't see any at all. If you go during the day, bring some meat to throw into the cages because I was told that the zoo likes the help to cut their costs.
Written September 26, 2020
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Rascall33
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions
Mar 2020
From Tigers and Lions to Duck Billed Platypus. This zoo has it all. Some animals are shy or sleepy like the cuddly koalas or the cheeky gibbons and baboons, the quiet gorillas to the boisterous Orangutans.
The slow moving Tortoise and the basking turtles was worth a look so to we’re the Monkeys and the miniature Penguins and flighty seals.
The zoo is immense, hosting over 5000 animals and around 320 different species, it covers an area 55-acre (22 ha). So fill up your water bottles pack your sandwiches and enjoy the adventure.
We went with family and friends, who have small children. Toilets and baby changing areas are available and cafes are available. The children loved having there face painted. Check the map for layout to get the most out of your day and I case you want to go back to a species you or your young visitors want to see again, oh and wear comfortable cooling footwear.
Written March 16, 2020
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