Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne

4.2
#1 of 101 in Outdoors in Melbourne
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne at Melbourne Zoo. You won’t believe how many animals are at here! Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a natural setting just five minutes from the city center. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye to eye with orangutans in their special elevated exhibit and walk the Trail of the Elephants. Spy unique native wildlife in the Australian Bush setting and head into an underwater world showcasing playful penguins and seals! Use our Melbourne trip planner to visit Melbourne Zoo on your trip to Melbourne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Melbourne zoo is definitely one place that I would recommend people to visit. Very well maintained and organised. Big zoo with different species. Overall good experience.  more »
  • Zoo was awesome. The young lady doing the talks was great. Would definately come back again. Well worth the trip.  more »
  • I go to the Zoo regularly with my little 3 year old grand baby. we both love the Lemur Island where the Lemurs are loose and the children get fairly close to them. Great to see the animals with a bit ...  more »
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  • Absolutely LOVED the zoo. It's massive and it takes a few hours for you to be able to explore it properly so it would be advisable for you to get there early. The animals are absolutely breathtaking and they are well taken care of and it is just beautiful. And the gift shop is so cute, they have plushies of all the animals and they're all so ADORABLE, it's hard to just get only one thing and leave. An absolute must see for anyone visiting Australia for the first time. This place literally made my holiday, one of the best trips of my life.
  • Last Tuesday me and my whole biology class went there for researching about animal behaviour for our biology test. We had a lots of fun there. This place has such a nice and cute animals. Also the gift shop there, were haveing really good gifts. Trust me we all enjoyed a lot. Now I am planning to visit there again however with my friends. And should definitely recommend all of my known store visit there. Thankful to all the zoo members and keeper and all kind of staff for making my day memorable.
  • Husband and I had a lovely day out together at the Melbourne zoo. The animals didn’t really want to show their faces but that’s ok. Reasonable entry price. The butterfly house was amazing. So calming and warm. The butterflies were beautiful. I feel like Melbourne zoo can do with more interaction between human and animal. I have been to over 10 zoos around the world and Melbourne does not even comparable with some of the best. This is why I rated 3 stars.
  • Absolutely a must visit for a family. They taken very good care of the place and the animals. It's easy to find you way around. But would advise to come early as it would take few hours to explore all. Or buy a family membership and visit in chunks. The elephant trails was absolutely amazing. It felt like it was heaven for them. Ample parking available but paid. It's quite cheap.
  • had lots of fun here a very exciting place every time I've been ( Yes I've been here a few times cant stay away). massive place with well looked after animals and great place for kids of every age, spent 4 hours here and had the children falling asleep on the trip home but never felt tired racing around to see as much as possible. don't come here to late in the afternoon as theres too much to see in just a few hours and i still haven't seen everything they have. some highlights are the penguins, lions, tigers and elephants
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