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Address: Elliot Ave | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 966 784
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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!

Don't miss: Lion Gorge, our new lion experience which will have you come face-to-face with our magnificent African Lion bachelor group.

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.

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Great animal experience!

We visited here as a family. The children were keen to see the elephants, and spent a lot of time watching them. Another favourite was the butterfly enclosure (on the way to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Daniel S
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here as a family. The children were keen to see the elephants, and spent a lot of time watching them. Another favourite was the butterfly enclosure (on the way to the elephants) - the kids thought this was fantastic, especially when butterflies landed on them! The monkeys were very entertaining, and the kids also enjoyed watching them swing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had another great day at the zoo. We bought the annual pass last trip. You only need to visit three times to recover your costs. It was interesting because we had the pass it encouraged us to just go for an hour yet we stayed three

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a wonderful couple of hours with my young adult sons who hadn't been to the zoo for years. If animals have to be kept in captivity , this is probably a good way to do it. The surroundings are serene and lush and you can close your eyes and for a moment be transported to the wilds of Indonesia... More 

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

Hi Travelswithmyfriends, Thanks for visiting Melbourne Zoo and for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re so glad you had a good time, and we hope to see you back soon. Perhaps next time you visit, you might like to try the lemur close up encounter, seeing as you loved our lemurs so much! Thanks again for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With the exception of all the kids running around screaming, it was an awesome day. The exhibits are well designed and the animals appear content. The on-site restaurant had a great menu and the mushroom risotto was brilliant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think me and my family had a good time at this zoo it was really good seeing all the animals and we did get lost finding the lions and elephants but we had the map but we found our way at the end I think the zoo is a good place for young children and there is also a... More 

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Hackham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Melbourne zoo during our recent trip to Vic & were pleasantly surprised... The layout of the zoo was well structured, and even if you lose the map (which I did) there are enough fixed "you are here" boards to still get yourself around... Of particular note is the penguin, & seal exhibits... these feature a massive tank which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming to Melbourne Zoo will be an adventure. Delight in our orangutans, watching them going about their antics. Then down to the elephants. If you are an overseas visitor you will love our Aussie Bush with kangaroos, emus, koalas. A must for all overseas visitors. Also visit the wild seas where you will see seals and of course our beautiful... More 

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

Hi Beryl R, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had a good experience, and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps us to fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is a great place to visit when you head to Melbourne. The staff are friendly. What would be cool would be an interactive app for you phone so you can tap on the lions and a map take you there. Don't get me wrong there is an app but this could be polished. They also offer free wifi... More 

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

Hi Anthony N, Thank you for sharing your experience at Melbourne Zoo! We’re glad you had such a lovely time, and we hope to see you back soon. We’ll also pass on your feedback to our I.T team. Thanks again for visiting; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a tram from William Street direct to the zoo which took about 15 minutes The day was hot but there are plenty of places to stop and sit down in the shade to rest and recuperate The animal exhibits are good and it is easy to see the various animals in a reasonable habitat

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son love it so much. The animals look all clean and healthy. There are some playgrounds spot inside and the kids love it. Plenty of cafes with reasonable price. Its a must visit place when you are around the area

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