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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
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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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$24.84*
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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
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$72.83*
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Cultural Melbourne City Tour

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I love this zoo

Been a tourist destination it actually didn't feel overly crowded. It's big, spacious and you can fill up your entire day there. The butterfly sanctuary was a personal fave of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been a tourist destination it actually didn't feel overly crowded. It's big, spacious and you can fill up your entire day there. The butterfly sanctuary was a personal fave of mine for the day! With a zoo when you have seen it once that's enough but I can't wait to get back there!

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is disappointing, a lot of walking around and not really anything to see.... The entry fee is to high compared to the value provided

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely feel that the animal enclosures didn't begin or end anywhere particular, occasionally felt like I was about to walk face to face with an animal. Some enclosures you do get get up close & personal. Good variety of animals. The butterfly house was lovely, so cool to have them land on you. Busy in school holidays because... More 

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

As Zoo members, we saw in their newsletter that they were opening earlier at 8am, so we decided to get into the city early. What a treat! The Zoo was really quiet, and many of the animals were being fed by their keepers, so we could get a close up view, particularly of our favourite red pandas. These beauties are... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Max W, Thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo. It is wonderful to hear that you read about our early opening, and made the effort to arrive early to see the red pandas enjoy their breakfast! It really is great to have the opportunity to visit and see our animals when they are most active- first thing in the morning! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, brilliant parents room, amazing interactive facilities & of course, there's the animals. Great day out for the whole family!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My children loves the animals great variety of animals, activities, food and drinks available. Great day out for anyone visiting or local especially a family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having never been to Melbourne Zoo I had heard it had lovely grounds and is good for children. We went on a warm day and it was enjoyable although on a hot day I think it would be uncomfortable. The layout is interesting and the zoo is spread out over quite a large area with many garden areas and specific... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi limlib, We’re glad you had a great time at Melbourne Zoo, and also for taking the time to share your experience! Thanks also for your feedback, we will ensure it is forwarded to the relevant department. We hope to see you back soon, and thanks again for leaving your review! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Melbourne zoo for another visit with the kids and some friends. Whilst many big cats (our main reason for visiting) were not seen, there were many other wonderful and well looking animals to be seen. The butterfly enclosure was a favourite as always. The staff are friendly and helpful. Lunch was very over priced.

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Thank AMCH2013
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been so many times, from a small child, to a Mum going with my family, a wonderful place for animal lovers of all ages, take a picnic and enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours at the zoo today... in 38 degree heat... and you know what... there was plenty of shade around to make it a great day...... Not too many people braved the heat so it was an easy walk around...... the animals were a little tired but we still saw all those we wanted to.... Watching the... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Prinnie62, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had such a good experience, and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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