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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- 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.
- 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.
- Animal area closes at 04.30 pm
- Trams on the Royal Parade
- Residential kitchen
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92.34% of people who visit Melbourne include Melbourne Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
73.93% of people start their Melbourne Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Melbourne Zoo
93.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Melbourne Zoo
Went here with my friend who is visiting from the USA and we both enjoyed ourselves! We were also lucky that it was a beautiful day as the zoo is open air and most of the animals were out on display! We were also lucky enough to watch the feeding of the tigers! The enclosures are well kept and the animals seem happy and well fed! Great to see them thrive as close as they can to their habitat. You can definitely take your time and spend the whole day here. Great for families and children. There is also ample parking there and easy to get to via public transport! Would definitely visit again!
Wow! The Clean, Friendly Environment was a nice touch to all the other wonders of this place. Great Animals and Interactive Fun for people of all ages to enjoy. I personally loved all the effort put into making this zoo nice and tidy. The staff were willing to give directions and the zoo had map spread all around. It is more fun to go in the morning as there are less people and the animals are not hiding from plain sight. The different variety of animals made the zoo more enjoyable and the gift shops and cafes were not over-priced. Much better than the zoo in Sydney. Overall I recommend going here. Five stars is a well deserved rating. But the do not supply umbrella's to hire. Great Job Melbourne Zoo 👏
Entry fee was reasonable, especially with a student discount offered. Great range of animals and handy maps located throughout the zoo provide an excellent guide. Be mindful on hot days that pathways aren't that shady (hello, sunburn) and most animals retreat to a cooler place.
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne. The zoo contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world, and is accessible via Royal Park station on the Upfield railway line, and is also accessible via tram routes 58 and 19, as well as by bicycle on the Capital City Trail. Bicycles are not allowed inside the zoo itself. A great place for a day out with family. Staff are welcoming and helpful.
Nice zoo with many cute animals.....HOWEVER! I was really excited to see the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects as I have maybe too much of a passion for bugs and was incredibly disappointed to find out you can only see them very occasionally. :"( Sadness. 99.5% recommended.