Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo: Hours, Address, Melbourne Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Melbourne Zoo
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
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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crazymommazart74
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Jan 2022 • Family
Despite my love for this zoo I was extremely disappointed yesterday with the lack of animals to be seen. I travelled two and a half hours with the kids to see the lions at the zoo and not one to be seen, along with so many other empty enclosures. I understand it was a terribly hot day, we know as we walked the whole zoo but if the animals weren’t in their enclosure there should be signs or keepers to inform you of this before little kids are very saddened to not see their favourite animals after coming so far to do so. Always my most favourite place to visit but I feel I wasted a lot of money to travel so far this time
Written January 25, 2022
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nick_ng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia932 contributions
Jan 2022
There is much to see here, something for everyone in the family. This is a good day-outing for the family. The seals are an attraction - see them as they dart around underwater and then go outside to see them rest on rocks, basking in the sun.
Written January 6, 2022
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Sunshine92
Brighton, Australia3 contributions
Dec 2021
Even on a hot summers day it is a great place to visit with lots of shade and water fountains. A lovely day out.
Written December 29, 2021
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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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S. Mai
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Ok so I went to this zoo with a bunch of friends - post lockdown fun stuff. Mind you we’re all in our 20s and still had so much fun in this place! Cute and a nice spread of various animals and nice layout. Definitely recommend for peeps like us lookin for some grownup fun as well as for family and kids.
Written December 14, 2021
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drtgfnz
Perth, Australia860 contributions
Large park. Well laid out. Too many exhibits closed for maintenance. Use of man made materials to create 'natural' environment. E.g. Packing crates, milk crates and plastic pots. Disappointed. Food prices are horrendous. Not a zoo I would rate.
Written November 27, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,323 contributions
Nov 2021
The Melbourne Zoo is a large zoo. There is something for all the family. The native animals are interesting, especially for overseas visitors who may not have seen a kangaroo or emu before. My favourites are the big cats. I also like the elephants, If you have young children, it is worth bringing a picnic and taking it slowly. Getting to the Zoo is easy -- you can drive, take the tram or take the train
Written November 15, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,323 contributions
Nov 2021
Melbourne Zoo is about to undergo an elephant population explosion. Three female elephants are expecting and will give birth in around two years -- elephants have long gestation periods. Elephants are endangered in the wild and this population boost will come as a welcome addition to elephant numbers. Baby elepants are adorable and zoo visitors will soon be able to admire these additions to the elephant ranks.
Written November 15, 2021
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goey5
Frankston, Australia10 contributions
May 2021
A very large zoo that will take you most of the day to explore. The monkey exhibition is particularly good.
Written May 9, 2021
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jeeptracker
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
Apr 2021
The map provided was excellent and easy to follow around the zoo...Enjoyed i particular the primates.......Only downside to the visit was the extremely poor service provided at a coffee shop ...At around 10.30 we lined up with 2 other couples to buy two coffees ...The 2 staff on duty were not paying attention to the 3 couples awaiting service and were just talking and laughing among themselves..We finally received our coffees after a 18 minute wait!!!.........Later around 12.15 we stopped at a different coffee outlet for lunch .Unfortunately the stand only had 3 packs of sandwiches and about 20 apples to choose from!!!..Very poor ....Maybe the Zoo should consider running the shops themselves rather than a giant global caterer whose staff it would seem on these occasions had little care to the zoos CUSTOMERS!
Written May 6, 2021
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