Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

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  • Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia, Melbourne
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61- 392859300
  • Ticket Price: 32 AUD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Entertainment, Family And Kids
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About Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

Over five thousand animals representing 320 species are housed here. Few ever report coming away from here dissatisfied. You might not get to see all the animals that there are, as different animals have different routines. But the lovely natural atmosphere provided by the beautiful gardens and the parks is quite enough for a good time. The monkey/ape exhibits are supposed to be outstanding. Kangaroos, cats and koalas have their own fans. Within the zoo, the animals actually have greater freedom of movement that the visitors do. You’re supposed to keep within the trail limits at all times. The must see exhibits include: the Orangutan Sanctuary, the African Rainforest, the Australian Outbacks and the Elephant Trail.

Fix a date with wild animals (caged, of course) when you visit Melbourne Australia. The Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne is one of the most popular places in the city and also the crowd’s favourite. The best way to explore the Melbourne Zoo is by buying the Melbourne Zoo tickets from the ticket counter. If you want to ditch the line, then you can book the Melbourne Zoo tickets, well in advance. You can also book the Melbourne Zoo tour tickets to get a guided tour of the zoo and enhance the overall experience. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.

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Melbourne Zoo Information

  • Bring a blanket and your own picnic.
  • Zoos Victoria reserves the right to request proof of age. Children 15 years and under must be supervised by an accompanying adult. An adult is deemed to be any person aged 16 years or older.

Melbourne Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Child (4-15): Mon - Fri outside holidays: 15.80 Australian Dollars
  • Child (4-15): Saturdays, Sundays, Public holidays: free
  • Child under 3 years: free
  • Group discounts and family packages are available.

Melbourne Zoo Opening and Closing Hours

  • Animal area closes at 04.30 pm

How To reach Melbourne Zoo by Public Transport

  • Trams on the Royal Parade

Restaurants Near Melbourne Zoo

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Things to Know Before Visiting Melbourne Zoo

  • 95% of people who visit Melbourne include Melbourne Zoo in their plan

  • 78.95% of people start their Melbourne Zoo visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Melbourne Zoo

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

91.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Melbourne Zoo

People normally club together Immigration Museum and Melbourne Museum while planning their visit to Melbourne Zoo.

People also prefer to start their day with Melbourne Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Reviews

  • A great place to spend the day with plenty of parking and reasonable admission prices. I was surprised how close you can get to the animals which look to be well cared for with big enclosures that emulate the animals natural habitat. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for locals and visitors.

  • I was thoroughly impressed with the Melbourne Zoo! Wow! The zoo has been extensively redeveloped over the years and it is simply stunning to see such incredible creatures up close and in very natural environments. We took our two year old toddler who just loved the Orangutans and the Butterfly House. The giraffes and elephants are simply amazing. There are nice cool forest environments to walk through and the animals are very well cared for. They all seem healthy and content. We were also pleased with the options available for lunch with a bakery, a pizzeria, and an Asian-style and Western-style cafe. Parking was not too expensive, with the fee being $2 for 5 hours. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. I Loved!

  • An absolutely wonderful zoo, with just the right amount of environment-saving messages. A wide range of animals, with daily displays and shows. Make sure you go to a few of them. Overall, a great day out that will leave you legs tired and ready to sit back at your desk the next day. In a good way.

  • We were there in earlier Feb and were so lucky the weather was cooling and windy! We reached there about 10am and managed to explore the whole zoo at about 3pm. I am in love with the zoo! It is designed in such a way that there are at least two different angles you can see the animals from. So if they are hiding, you may still see them at another angle of the same enclosure. The zoo is also alike to natural habitats with lots of trees and stoney grounds. This is unlike Singapore’s zoo, where there is more roads and paths. And the butterfly area where the butterflies fly freely, it is just amazing. Food is definitely expensive there but the chicken nuggets and chips were tasty. It was a fun day for us ;).

  • The Melbourne Zoo is a great experience for young and old. My wife and I first visited back in 2006 when we were uni students. The zoo back then, felt substandard and lacking in terms of attractions and facilities. However, over the last 12 years, the zoo has grown steadily and attractions have been expanded to cater for the larger crowds. The food is quite pricey and isn't great in portion sizes. That said, visiting the zoo was never for the purpose of food alone. The zoo is a great day's activity and my wife and I still visit frequently. We have since become zoo members and will be taking our daughter there soon for a visit.

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