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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250...

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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$24.60*
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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
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among the best of zoos

Here's a place that's as much botanical garden as it is zoological. And this is how it ought to be; animals don't choose to live on concrete. I would come here to get ideas for my... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here's a place that's as much botanical garden as it is zoological. And this is how it ought to be; animals don't choose to live on concrete. I would come here to get ideas for my home garden (plant selection, I mean, not animal). Whether you're after the sunny grassland garden or an urban jungle (or anything in between), Melbourne... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely experience to spend with my grown up son whilst both meeting up in Melbourne for early xmas catch up.The clean open grounds with lots of lawn and trees to sit under made a lovely escape from the heat .Would be better though if more signage off the main tracks was displayed though as we had to backtrack quite... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The zoo is big! I get to see a lot of different animals like Zebra, giraffes, wombat etc. The ticket is a little bit expensive but overall I think it's a lot to see. It would be nice to see the lions in the afternoon but they were sleeping during my time of visit. Overall worth visiting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent four hours at the zoo and loved every minute of it. So many animals to see and being able to interact with the lemurs was amazing. You cannot touch them but they come close to you. All exhibits are in great condition except for the kangaroos and emus who live in a dirty dusty environment which disappointed me.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent several hours at the zoo, enjoying not only their captive animals and birds, but the wild ones that fly free in this nicely landscaped environment. The zoo is well laid out - enclosures are often quite spacious, with lots of environmental stimulation for many of them. The highlights of the day were watching a kookaburra eat a mouse... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an awesome place. The function room was jaw dropping with amazing views of a real life rainforest, inhabited with tiny Tamarind Monkeys. You could walk out onto a platform type balcony & feel like you were actually in the rainforest too. Highly recommended a visit to the Melbourne Zoo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as a family. The children were keen to see the elephants, and spent a lot of time watching them. Another favourite was the butterfly enclosure (on the way to the elephants) - the kids thought this was fantastic, especially when butterflies landed on them! The monkeys were very entertaining, and the kids also enjoyed watching them swing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had another great day at the zoo. We bought the annual pass last trip. You only need to visit three times to recover your costs. It was interesting because we had the pass it encouraged us to just go for an hour yet we stayed three

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful couple of hours with my young adult sons who hadn't been to the zoo for years. If animals have to be kept in captivity , this is probably a good way to do it. The surroundings are serene and lush and you can close your eyes and for a moment be transported to the wilds of Indonesia... More 

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Hi Travelswithmyfriends, Thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo and for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re so glad you had a good time, and we hope to see you back soon. Perhaps next time you visit, you might like to try the lemur close up encounter, seeing as you loved our lemurs so much! Thanks again for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the exception of all the kids running around screaming, it was an awesome day. The exhibits are well designed and the animals appear content. The on-site restaurant had a great menu and the mushroom risotto was brilliant.

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