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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!

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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Awesome Family Day

As our family live in different parts of Victoria, we decided to have a family day at the zoo. It was a very enjoyable experience, great for the grand kids to wear themselves out... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As our family live in different parts of Victoria, we decided to have a family day at the zoo. It was a very enjoyable experience, great for the grand kids to wear themselves out (and us) The animals are very well kept & kept in clean living areas. We were able to interact with some of the animals which was... More 

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very pleasant and exciting experience. The aviary and butterflies were delightful. The wild dog feeding frenzy was excited and the baby Gorilla charming. One star deducted for confusing layout without proper signage (even the map didn't help). Connectivity to the city is great via the metro train. There are live shows for different animal enclosures every hour, time your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as stunning in views as Sydney, but is such a better Zoo. Lots to see, do and experience. Very friendly staff.

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Thank Peter S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the zoo several years ago and had a great day, this time around half the animals were in their enclosures and didn't see a lot. We had 3 young children and parents will understand that getting them ready to go anywhere can sometimes be a nightmare, by the time we got to the zoo parking was full. It... More 

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

Hi Siobhan B, Thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo and taking the time to leave us feedback. Every visit helps us fight wildlife extinction. We pride ourselves on being a world leading Zoo based conservation organisation so are disappointed to hear of your experience and will consider your feedback seriously. Melbourne Zoo is home to over 320 species from around the... More 

Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its been nearly 10 years since my last visit and i hardly recognized the place. It's like walking through a rainforest and seeing animals on the way. I was very sad that all the lions have died though. They need to update their maps and signs saying that they have lions, because they actually don't.

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

Hi Renata A, Thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo and for taking the time to share your experience! You will be happy to hear that we have three lion cubs arriving at Melbourne Zoo very soon! We hope that when you next visit, you will be able to see these amazing animals. Thanks again for visiting, every visit helps us to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge zoo. Pack your sneakers a it. Covers such a massive area. We hoped for a petting\feeding area as our kids hoped to see some baby animals. Not sure if it doesn't have this. Or We may have missed this.. Great Zoo. Prepare to spend most part of a day here.

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Thank ThePerias
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For a family with 3 young children we've always found the zoo membership to be good value as it allows us to bypass the ticket queue at the entrance, as well as be able to make shorter but frequent visits as the children usually do not cope well with full visits. The elephant and giraffe exhibits are very nice to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to zoos around the world, this one is up there. Large, spacious grounds, a really diverse mix of animals, including the native Australian species of course, kids and adults loved it alike! A full day outing and we brought lunch.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful day - been many times - just gets better with so much to see and new attractions being built- I have a Zoo membership so I go as often as possible- kids love the freedom to run around and take in all the beautiful animals - highly recommend our Australian Melbourne Zoo

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

Hi Debbie C, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Melbourne Zoo, and are happy to hear your whole family enjoyed themselves! Thanks for visiting, every visit helps us to fight wildlife extinction. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An awesome zoo with beautiful enclosures, the staff's love of their charges shines through. Food us very expensive though, so bring your own. Bring a water bottle too, there are plenty of free taps.

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