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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Open 9am - 5pm every day
Elliot Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne

The Basics

Located north of the city center within the grounds of Royal Park, the zoo is a popular family attraction that offers several ways to see and learn about the animals. Visit to see the animals in their habitats, enjoy experiences like giraffe encounters, and take behind-the-scenes tours of the gorilla and tiger habitats. There are also keeper talks throughout the day.

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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
$30.24 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Awesome place to visit..!!
It was nice experience to visit Melbourne Zoo with family specially with my little Son. He enjoyed it..! Only thing a little too much waiting time to see some spots like Butterflies area. Other than that it was really good experience. Toilets/Parents room were so clean! Overall zoo was very well maintained 10/10. I would recommend everyone to must visit this Zoo. Thanks
Ashok_M, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Melbourne

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Great
Krystal_M, Jul 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
It was a great day with my family I would do it again and this time will do the live incourters and do bufferfly house
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Great day for all the family
Katie_O, Jul 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
The elephants and there enclosure was awesome. I took my three young grand children and they also had a wonderful day they loved the platypus the best. Great day and great value for money.
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Better over time
Karen_O, Apr 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Very pleased too see that in the 10 years since I have visited the Melbourne zoo that more animals have better in closures too run around in. A great day out. Zoo staff were very helpful and had a fantastic time. We will be back again
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Great fun day
Helen_A, Jun 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Lots of excited kids rushing about. Saw elephants feeding. Otters were a delight too. Staff helpful and friendly. Good areas for little ones to play and let off steam. Loved the Merry go round which seemed the same as when I was a child 70 years ago.
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Wonderful exciting day
Esmeralda_H, Jun 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Seeing the animals close up and thoroughly enjoying the day with warm sunshine perfect. Been years since last visit A great zoo
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Melbourne Zoo
Jennifer_L, May 2021
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
love love the Zoo was surprised the size of inner city zoo plenty of things to see. animals well cared for big enclosures make time for a day to spend there well worth it
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Fun day out
lucy936, Aug 2019
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Lots to see, entertaining for little ones and adults alike. Well kept and easily spend a whole day here.
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Great experience with the family...
Lennard P, Jan 2017
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Great experience with the family spending Christmas Day at the Melbourne Zoo. Especially enjoyed watching the majestic giraffes up close! Highly recommend this visit to families.
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Awesome Zoo
coronabus, Aug 2019
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
Tte zoo was very well laid out and easy to navigate. Nice to see the animals in natural habitats and not in cages. Very fun day for our 8 year old Grandson.
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I loved the zoo! We arrived into...
Michelle A, Aug 2017
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
I loved the zoo! We arrived into Melbourne before our check in time so we spent some time at the zoo. Wonderful displays and interesting animals. You can purchase tickets at the entrance of the zoo but I prefer having my tickets in advance.
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The zoo is where you see all the...
Angela M, Dec 2016
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
The zoo is where you see all the different type of animals and it is an ideal place for you to expend your children's energy. Be prepared to walk some distances but health benefit worth it.
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We had a fantastic time at Melbourne...
Holly P, Aug 2014
Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
We had a fantastic time at Melbourne zoo, the animals were fascinating and my fiancé took many many photos of them. We added penguin feeding to our trip, an extra expense but well worth it!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Purchase tickets online in advance to avoid lines.

  • Visitors can save money on a visit to the zoo and other local attractions with a Melbourne sightseeing pass.

  • There are several cafes, kiosks, and food stands at the zoo.

  • The zoo is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for guests to use.

  • You can rent a stroller on site for a fee.

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How to Get There

The zoo is located in the suburb of Parkville, just north of the city. To reach the park via public transport, catch one of the trams that run along William Street or a train from Flinders Street Station to Royal Park Station.

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When to Get There

The zoo is open every day from morning until early evening; some tours start before opening hours or run into the night. The zoo is busiest on weekends and during school holidays. Keeper talks take place every 30 to 60 minutes.

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Australian Wildlife Tour

For a really unique behind-the-scenes look at the zoo and some of its animals, book the wildlife tour, which gives you access to the zoo in the morning, before it opens to the public. The 45-minute tour takes you through the Australian bush habitat to see native animals like kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, and exotic birds and learn about their life at the zoo.

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