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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Melbourne zoo is exactly what you expect it to be, it is well laid out and the staff were friendly. It is on the way out to the airport from the city so a good way to waste some time before a flight etc also as they have an office area to leave bags.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank therealbrad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the zoo. We are very lucky to have such a beautifully kept, clean zoo in Melbourne.
I always make sure we have a full day when planning to visit as you can spend so many hours here.
There is a lot of walking but that can't be helped. I suggest a wheel chair for those with mobility troubles so as to not miss out on anything due to having to do so much walking.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank gippyhippy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not one of the best zoos I ever been to, but still worth a visit. The zoo is divided into section which has a golden Elephant in the middle. There is a nice mix of Australian and Overseas exhibits which are displayed nicely. I was disappointed with the Kangaroo encounter which was a birthday gift, as the literature showed selfies with the animals. Sadly we were only allowed to stroked their back and because they were being fed their heads were down and every photo had people in it. While I appreciate the animals need to be protected, I think the experience was not quite what was advertised.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Swisshen
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the oldest zoo in Australia and it is surprisingly modern in appearance. It is well laid-out and the walks are easily done. A lot of thought has gone into the planning and layout of the displays. It is also easily accessible by public transport with a train station (Royal Park) just near the northern entrance, two tram stops (Melbourne Zoo and Elliott Avenue/Royal Park) and a bus stop (Route 505). We arrived early, just after opening time, so there wasn't much of a queue. The orangutans weren't quite awake yet and the elephants were still being fed breakfast - which made for interesting viewing but the recreation of a Malaysian jungle was quite interesting. The big cats display is really one of the best I've seen and the tigers didn't disappoint. Lots of children in the zoo ( it was school holidays) and there are plenty of food and drink outlets. Environmental displays and information were useful, informative and prominent. The kiosk displaying items or sale that have been made out of stuff washed up on beaches gives a lot of food for thought. The creative use of plastic refuse is also thought-provoking. The butterfly house is really worth some time spent as are the insects and reptiles. Although not as big as some zoos, this one is a very pleasant place to spend the day.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Ryszard L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Today we headed out to the zoo in Melbourne. Got to see a couple of lions, 1 tiger, wild African dogs, snakes, lizards, 2 snow leopards, elephants, 2 giraffe, 3 zebra. We went into the butterfly enclosure was very warm inside but so many different kinds of beautiful butterfly. The zoo is very well maintained & laid out, u can easily see all the animals in about 4hrs. We didn't get to see any of the shows. It's not to expensive for entrance & parking. A couple of cafes & eating places as well as a souvenir shop. Worth a visit I think.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Barblaraine
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