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Melbourne Zoo

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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...more
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Elliott Avenue | Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed today

The zoo is easily accessed from the city and parking was plentiful - though we're glad we missed the school holiday crowds. There were a large number of school children visiting from youngsters to teen high school students, a number of whom were rather rowdy...More

Thank LindaG144Syd
Reviewed today via mobile

Melbourne Zoo offers overnight camping experiences in the former elephant enclosure. Good food and comfortable mattresses- bring your own sleeping bags and pillows and towels - and then a night tour of the zoo make the experience excellent. Good breakfasts too. We had great guides...More

Thank Bea T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful day out to the Melbourne Zoo! We found the park easy to get around to. We stopped for a quick bite at the bakery and it was reasonably priced. All in all a great experience.

Thank kimminysnickets
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My children and I have visited zoos around the world but Melbourne zoo tops the lots with the natural habitats design and experience. We were lucky enough to feed a meerkat which was amazing. The zoo keepers were informative and the experience was very interactive...More

Thank 415lucretiad
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely time here, plenty to see, animals all looked healthy and well cared for. Easy access from train and tram.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our one and a half year old granddaughter to the zoo on a beautiful sunny spring day. She was fascinated with the animals, her favourite being the meerkats and splashing her feet in a water stream. The gardens are at their best at...More

Thank Fay L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have recently bought a membership to the Melbourne Zoo and I couldn't be happier! Mostly I go with my daughter and her 3 month old baby (never too old or young for the zoo! actually we seem to go every 2-3 weeks and we...More

Thank Lucykylie
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Melbourne Zoo is easily accessed by tram or train at the Royal Park station. There is also plenty of parking ($2 for 5 hours) but it can fill up at popular times. The zoo does it's best to portray the animals in a natural...More

Thank MelbourneTwo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all went up to the Melbourne zoo on the school holidays. It was busy and I do recommend getting there early for the car parks but we had a great day. My older daughters had there boyfriends and we let them go off and...More

Thank MichelleA3598
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently I went there exploring this lovely zoo after buying a Nikon 80-400mm lens for my D850. It was not disappointment. I managed to capture many interesting photos for my collection of animals and birds. I shall be back because I have a zoo membership...More

Thank Tiger L
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5 September 2018|
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Response from gamefishtas | Reviewed this property |
sorry , we didnt do the tour....u get a detailed map and can wander at your own pace and leisure...much better.
4 June 2018|
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Response from Lauren J | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a nice big grassed area, ideal for a packed lunch picnic.
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23 April 2018|
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Response from angelinatheangel | Reviewed this property |
I am from the USA to and I am on my trip in Australia and just went to the Melbourne zoo you can look on google and it will say the Melbourne zoo is the best in the country