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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 966 784
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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The Melbourne Zoo remains one of our favourites. Would have rated an Excellent but we were disappointed the big cats were off display the day we went. Definitely a must see... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Has a great set of animals, elephants, tigers, orangutans, and loads more and some of the enclosures are good, such as the tigers and gorillas but Im really unimpressed with the elephants enclosure and setup! 1 acre for all the enclosures is not enough, and if that is all the room they have, they should move them to somewhere with... More 

Thank Callum W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Melbourne Zoo remains one of our favourites. Would have rated an Excellent but we were disappointed the big cats were off display the day we went. Definitely a must see though and we look forward to making use of our Zoo membership we received as a Christmas gift.

Thank Chris G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value - we spent over 6hrs there and saw everything except for the presentations. Heaps of water fountains, places to sit and rest, eateries, toilets, etc. Accessed by taking 55 tram from the city and its only a short walk to the entrance.

Thank Alice R
Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over priced attraction, lots of walking around and no animals to see. Come from UK expecting to see so animals that are unique to the Southern Hemisphere but sadly disappointed. The grounds are well kept, just need animals to see !!

Thank Rolodog2012
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our children for an outing to the zoo,enjoyed looking around at all the different animal enclosures,especially the orangutangs and birds.We did a lot of walking but you can have breaks,sometimes it got a bit crowded at certain points which can be testy.

Thank garyrobertt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is by far one of the better Zoos we have visited, the grounds are extremely well kept, the information available is fantastic. The Children loved all the animals so many they couldn't pick one favourite. The cafes were delightful and there was plenty of seating and even there were plenty of people having a picnic on the lawns. I... More 

Thank Clinton P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been a tourist destination it actually didn't feel overly crowded. It's big, spacious and you can fill up your entire day there. The butterfly sanctuary was a personal fave of mine for the day! With a zoo when you have seen it once that's enough but I can't wait to get back there!

Thank Gregg0s
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The zoo is disappointing, a lot of walking around and not really anything to see.... The entry fee is to high compared to the value provided

Thank Ginger1957
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely feel that the animal enclosures didn't begin or end anywhere particular, occasionally felt like I was about to walk face to face with an animal. Some enclosures you do get get up close & personal. Good variety of animals. The butterfly house was lovely, so cool to have them land on you. Busy in school holidays because... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As Zoo members, we saw in their newsletter that they were opening earlier at 8am, so we decided to get into the city early. What a treat! The Zoo was really quiet, and many of the animals were being fed by their keepers, so we could get a close up view, particularly of our favourite red pandas. These beauties are... More 

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

Hi Max W, Thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo. It is wonderful to hear that you read about our early opening, and made the effort to arrive early to see the red pandas enjoy their breakfast! It really is great to have the opportunity to visit and see our animals when they are most active- first thing in the morning! We... More 

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