Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo, South Perth: Hours, Address, Perth Zoo Reviews: 4/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located just minutes from Perth City, Perth Zoo is a convenient and beautiful way to meet Australia's incredible wildlife. Ever wanted to immerse yourself in the Aussie outback but have Asia's stunning rainforests and Africa's wild savannah right around the corner? Perth Zoo, with over 1500 animals and some of the most beautiful gardens in Western Australia, is your ultimate day out. Open every day of the year, Perth Zoo inspires and directs all work to save wildlife. Go for a bushwalk and discover the best of Australia's wildlife including koalas, emus, wallabies, kangaroos and our enormous saltwater crocodile, Simmo. Go for a safari through the African Savannah with rhinoceros, giraffe and lions or delve into the Asian Rainforest and meet elephants, Red Pandas, tigers, otters and a colony of endangered Sumatran Orangutans. You can explore at your own pace or take advantage of the many Zoo docent volunteers who have a myriad of stories to tell and help unlock some of the hidden secrets of the Zoo. With at least half a day needed to see the Zoo, we recommend a full day to make your experience the best it possibly can be! The carousel, wagon hire, zebra car rides, keeper presentations, free electric BBQ's, picnic tables and cafe make the experience all the more worth it. For the more adventurous get up close and book a daily Eye to Eye experience - you might feed a giraffe, pat a rock wallaby or meet our quokka! Adults $29.00 Children (4-15 yrs) $14.00 Concession $22.00 Students $22.00 Seniors $22.00 Mini Group (2 + 2 ) $75.20
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Jade H
Perth, Australia176 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Had a great time at the zoo today. I love each that you go there is always something different to see. The staff are really friendly and so knowledgeable. The zoo is easy to get around and definitely makes a great day trip I believe it took us about 3 hours to seeing everything and that was without stopping. There is lots of open areas where you can set up picnics or get food from the multiple food vans. Definitely worth the visit.
Written January 1, 2022
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Pak P
Perth, Australia200 contributions
Sep 2021
What can one say except the zoo is excellent. Lots of interesting animals and other things to see. The place is well kept and the animals generally look healthy and happy. The monkeys are awesome.
Written December 20, 2021
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Michael B
Perth, Australia38 contributions
Dec 2021
We have been to Perth zoo a number of times over the years with the kids - we have fed the giraffes, my oldest chid and wife got to feed and be with the elephants and my son got to feed the otters.

Each time the opportunity to be so close to these amazing animals was worth the (slightly high) extra cost. This extra cost along with the relatively short time you get are the only down sides to these close encounters.

With the rhino, these down sides remained but being up close, hand feeding and being able to snap some pictures with this amazing animal made it totally worth while. We were given safety instructions and were only a group of 8 to do the tour with 2 guides present. They gladly helped with photos and clearly had a bond with the big guy as he knew exactly where to stand to keep us safe and listened to then when they asked him to move.

While we were not in the enclosure like you can be with the elephants - this experience was still very special
Written December 9, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,256 contributions
Oct 2021
The Perth Zoo has a good range of native animals, including the emus. The emus are flightless; the grow up to 1.9 metres (6 feet 2 inches) and can run up to 50 km/hr (30 m/hr). The emus are the world's largest bird, exceeded only by the ostrich. Emus are common in Western Australia's farming areas. Emus are quite inquistive and sometimes approach people out of curiosity. Emus are usually harmless, though on rare occasions they have attacked people. If provoked, they may peck you but the bite is relatively painless. The emu was important to Aboriginal people; it had many uses. The emu forms part of Australa's coat of arms. The Lighthorsemen wore an emu feather in their hatbands.
Written November 9, 2021
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,223 contributions
Nov 2021
The zoo we visited today is a far cry from the one I visited back last century. The enclosures seem to improve each time I visit although there are still some I think could do with an overhaul particularly with regard to the addition of vegetation.

There's lots of walking involved if you want to see all of the area although, as with any zoo, there's no guarantee you will see every animal. It's called nature.

There's lots of shade - courtesy of the zoological gardens aspect of what we just call the zoo - and some interesting trees and other plants to look at. Lots or lawn area as well for picnics and resting.

The disappointing aspect for us was the fact the café/restaurant area is still closed for redevelopment. There are a number of food vans around the large lawn area but it's not quite the same.

Worth a visit. It's not cheap but they do great work with trying to save some of our native species which is to be commended.
Written November 6, 2021
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,547 contributions
Oct 2021
We have visited a range of zoological facilities over the years and admire facilities that provide good acreage for animals and large enclosures for other species. Since last visiting the Perth Zoo, the tiny animal enclosures have thankfully been replaced with more spacious facilities, the layout has been greatly enhanced with walkways and varieties of flora. Nevertheless, when we visit a zoo we expect to see the various species housed. 9.30am on Saturday morning must have still been siesta time, very few birdlife visible in the enclosures.no sighting of the echidna, wombat, Tasmanian devil, quokka, porcupine, or cassowary, to name a few. Both elephants seemed downcast in their enclosures, ditto the rhinoceros.
I applaud conservation programs but prefer to view conservation in habitats that closely resemble the animals natural world.
Written October 20, 2021
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Siân Le
Perth, Australia125 contributions
Sep 2021
Have visited several times before, most recent visit on Fathers Day.
Happy to spend $13 on a cart to wheel our toddler around when he decided his legs wouldn't work as we saved the price of 'Dads' entry fee for the special offer the zoo were running.
I am not the biggest zoo fan for many reasons but this was a father/son thing.
Plenty of opportunity to get your step count up for the day walking around looking at all the animals.
Sampled some Tacos from one of the food carts.
Good morning at the zoo.
Written September 9, 2021
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honest
Ngunnawal, Australia165 contributions
Jun 2021
Lovely, open zoo with lots of sweet animals! The food options were limited (but which zoo isn't), so bring your own food, but I had a great time! I'm not sure why people are complaining as there is plenty of shade, carts for the kids and lots of animals to see! I spoke to a zoo keeper and they were so friendly, so the animals are looked after!
Written June 25, 2021
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OZtraveller
Western Australia, Australia2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
How they can call this a zoo is puzzling. Plenty of winding walkways and trees but so few animals. We come to see animals, not sit and buy food. Most people here today were sitting and eating. It was embarrassing to have overseas visitors with us searching for animals in every area. A long walk with little to see. Dont waste your money. Look at Youtube and online photos others have posted and you will see more than we did.
Written April 10, 2021
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PrathaDenmark
Denmark, Australia69 contributions
Jan 2021
A wonderful and relaxing day spent at the zoo. The Covid restrictions were sensible and sensibly enforced. It was educational and I loved every minute of being there. A great way to spend a morning
Written January 28, 2021
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