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“The Outback style zoo”
Review of Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
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$27.52*
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$49.69*
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Melbourne Attraction Combo: Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
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$72.63*
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Cultural Melbourne City Tour
Ranked #15 of 437 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 January 14, 2013

Easy access to get here from the city. Some of the animals are just not present but overall the collections are pretty good. The food stalls are ok but not so many choices. I visited it a day before Christmas but too bad the Koalas are not in the show. The open style of Kangaroo and Emus are is amusing.

Thank tuscanyid
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Love the Zoo - in many ways the gardens, infrastructure is just as important as the animals and the conservation message. Joined up as a friend of the zoo and will make sure to visit at some quieter times. Animal enclosures are some of the best in Austria and have a great atmosphere

Thank JCD1946
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

My partners office 'Family Christmas party' was held here. We used a semi-private building at the rear of the zoo, near the lion enclosure, for a BBQ. Was all very well organised and efficient. The staff provided to manage the function were very good, but the real highlight was the zoo itself. Although unsure of cost for holding this type of function at the Melbourne Zoo, all the kids (big and small) enjoyed the day.

Thank RamblinHeart
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

So easy to get to - I didnt believe that the train stop was literally in front of the entrance. Very open and not busy at all so easy to enjoy. Great animals and a lovely day overall. My favourite zoo.

Thank Stacey K
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Spent over 5 hrs there which is unusual and my wife in particular was most impressed that the lions roared rather than just sitting there asleep

Thank 255061Steve007
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