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Review of Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
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$29.14*
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$52.61*
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Melbourne Attraction Combo: Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
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$76.89*
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Cultural Melbourne City Tour
Ranked #14 of 445 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Quite simply nearly all the enclosures were far too small for most of the animals, It made me sad to see them in such small enclosures.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

The zoo has changed greatly in the last few days. great enclosures, amazing animals and fantastic staff. Some of the encounter experiences are not so great, like the Bongo Antelopes, but the behind The Scenes with the seals are something super special. You really are treated as a VIP. Worth every single cent. We did it as a family group for Christmas and it was the best. You need to book in advance, and although pricey at $100 each, it includes zoo entry, so is good value.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

What a wonderful place to go, to see animals, celebrate a birth, a birthday, an engagement, a wedding ... It runs day and night 365 days a year. The keepers always have a smile on their faces — they love their work. And Melbourne loves its zoo, number 2 in the world.

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

As always, Melbourne zoo is a great place to take the kids. Plenty of animals to see and a great safe environment. Best to get there on the train.

Thank James F
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

It was great fun, not too expensive as a student visiting. Was easy to get there on the train and had plenty of cute cafes and restaurant options to eat at. Not to mention the cutest little animals and plenty of ZooKeeper talks. Absolutely loved it!

Thank TorzaRowdy
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