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Melbourne Zoo

#15 of 419 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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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! 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. Melbourne Zoo is also the proud winner of the Victoria Tourism Awards RACV People’s Choice category, voted by Victorians as their Favourite Metro Attraction in both 2015 and 2016!
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Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The zoo is located not too far to the CBD, easy to get around by public transport. Although it is not too big,Its theme is designed well for each groups of animals. I felt I am a part of the natural instead of seeing animals...More

Thank jesschoosetofly
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Melbourne zoo is a fantastic day out and is most enjoyable for everyone, young and old. I was most pleased that such a fantastic zoo can live and breathe in the middle of the urban jungle of Melbourne. I had a splendid day strolling the...More

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Melbourne zoo is set out very well so it's easy to navigate how to get to the various enclosures and attractions. For the most part we enjoyed our visit although felt a little sorry for the bears as they looked really bored. There didn't...More

Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am always surprised by the enjoyment it provides me. as I wander through the different.areas of the zoo. Fascinated by the antics of the young newly born animals as they are displayed by staff.It seems a Noverre ending work in progress despite the new...More

Thank Darryl S
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Darryl S, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had 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.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Perhaps our expectations of the Melbourne Zoo were unfairly based on the outstanding experience we had at Taronga Zoo, but we left with decidedly mixed feelings. Perhaps the large amount of works that are currently being undertaken will lift the experience, but I can only...More

Thank Andy B
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Andy B, Thank you for visiting Melbourne Zoo and taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed the day with your family. Thanks also for the feedback, we’ll be sure to forward it on to the departments concerned. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice to stroll around with your little ones. Only a short drive from the city centre. Lotsa food options inside.

Thank Edena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our multi-generational family put this zoo on the top of our list. It is well set out, you are close to the animals, their are zoo friends everywhere wanting to share their knowledge. Great for the kids aged 4 & 1. Don't miss butterfly room!

Thank Piercy69
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice attraction with lots to see and do with both couples and in particular families with children. Bring a picnic is recommended

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited a few zoo's in different countries and Melbourne zoo rates up there with the top ones, I find it relaxing & enjoyable just being the animals and information on them, great place for families and kids of all ages.

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see with a wide variety of animals, the down side is the enclosures were very small. Some of the monkeys are all alone without a lot of space to explore and the birds don't have enough space to fly. A highlight is...More

Thank Ezaracarmelina
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Melbourne Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Ezaracarmelina, Thank you for sharing your experience at Melbourne Zoo! We’re glad you had a lovely time, and we hope to see you back soon. Thanks also for the feedback, we’ll be sure to pass it on to the relevant departments. Thanks again for...More

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Any parking available?
May 3, 2017|
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Response from leaz3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is ample parking at the Royal Melbourne Zoo around $ 2.00 for five hour parking hope this helps with your query.
Any parking available?
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Kelly B | Reviewed this property |
yes there is u can google parking
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Hi, How much expected time is needed to explore the whole Zoo??
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Arctic01 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 4-5 hours and I would recommend go in early so you can work around the feeling times and also you are allowed to bring in your own food and drinks. Enjoy