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Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Attraction Combo: Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
From US$47.59*
Melbourne Attraction Combo: Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
From US$47.59*
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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 2 days ago

It is good for the kids and my kids were enjoyed a lot. There are open showers available for the small kids. Few Kangaroos and Penguins also. From Melbourne CBD it is very near trams and buses are available. Overall recommended for the kids. Cafes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Melbourne zoo is wonderful. Many amazing animals on display and kids enjoyed the mini wiggles disco near the frog sanctuary. Catch the tram from William street if you are staying in the city, it’s much cheaper as parking costs heaps and uoi need to top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit the fantastic Melbourne Zoo this January 2019. It is very easy to navigate and very family friendly. Children enter free of charge school holidays and weekends ! The animals were beautiful and well cared for. The food is reasonably...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jan P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great day at the Melbourne Zoo on our recent family holiday to Melbourne. We loved ticking off the animals on our map as we walked around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tonipop
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's really good to be when your with family and trying to relax. There's alot of animals that will wow little kids

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Melbourne zoo is incredible. Everything about it was so enjoyable. The exhibits are great and the array of wildlife is wonderful. Super impressed that there is free admission for children during school holidays, well done Melbourne. Spent the whole day exploring and would go back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 709eriv
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great zoo and very affordable. During school holidays, week ends and public holidays children are free. This is a fantastic gesture from the zoo. You can catch the tram right to the zoo door from Melbourne CBD. The displays are lovely and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the park on new year's day so expected it to be busy, but had not expected to have to drive around looking for a parking space for 25 minutes. After having finally found a place, pleasantly surprised it would only cost 2 dollars for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frank H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have an annual pass to all 3 Melbourne Zoos (Melbourne, Healesville, and Werribee). Great value, especially if you live close by. Don’t forget to take a change of clothes for your kids if you visit in warmer months - there’s usually a water play...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 973sharynw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have an annual family pass and the Zoo has become our second backyard. Beyond the animals, there’s a wide array of play areas for young kids that make it a fantastic alternative to going to a local park or playground for a morning or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 January 2019|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
Catch a train from Paliament station. 3 mins walk from Collins place. Get off at The Zoo.
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 A560MPlaurenj | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a nice big grassed area, ideal for a packed lunch picnic.