Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 rainforests, Australian bushland and even underwater! Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit, explore the Trail of Elephants and then head down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in our underwater world to see Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals and more! Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity. Melbourne Zoo is also the proud winner of the Victoria Tourism Awards RACV People’s Choice category, voted by Victorians as their Favourite Metro Attraction in both 2015 and 2016!
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  • JAB134
    Adelaide, Australia28 contributions
    A new perspective as a regular zoo visitor
    As a regular visitor to the Zoo it was terrific to undertake the Wild Tales Walking Experience with Maurice as our guide for a different experience. We had a beautiful morning walk through the zoo and the animals were up and about. We particularly enjoyed seeing the pigmy hippo and the otters. Our tour included a breakfast and coffee which was a nice way to finish and we enjoyed it in front of the giraffe and zebra enclosure where the animals were active. It's good to get a different perspective and Maurice was very knowledgeable. We loved this tour and learnt new things. This would be suitable for families.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 24, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,870 contributions
    Captivating Zoo animals will interest kids
    Melbourne Zoo has a wide variety of animals, from Australia and overseas. Visitors will love the native Australian animals. Some things that will interest everyone are Lion Gorge, and the Gorilla Rainforest. The elephant herd is expanding, the baby elephants are really cute. It's easy to spend a day at the Melbourne Zoo, kids love the Zoo. By the way, the Melbourne Zoo is close to the Melbourne CDB, it's easily accessible by tram, train or car.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 10, 2023
  • Mike S
    London, United Kingdom125 contributions
    Very enjoyable day
    Went to Melbourne Zoo primarily to do the Orangutan experience. Jake and Mia were superb guides who cared deeply and passionate about conservation. The experience was so special to see these beautiful animals up close. The Zoo itself was clean and tidy and the animals were well cared for. Easy access from the city via Tram 58
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Aussie_Tourist79
    Sydney, Australia605 contributions
    Brilliant Zoo, easily spend all day here
    We have been to a lot of zoos and highly rate Melbourne zoo. We easily filled in the entire day. There were plenty of places to sit, get some food and take your time exploring the grounds and discovering the animals. Butterfly houses are always amazing and the zoo has a well balanced variety of animals so most of your group will be happy and see something they want. We enjoyed toi many of the exhibits to list them all here. The zoo was top class. We spent most of the day and skipped a few exhibits as we were tired. Allow to spend the whole day here as you easily will.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Jestaurant-reviews
    Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
    New Zealanders at Melbourne Zoo!
    A group of 7 of us are in Melbourne visiting from NZ. We initially thought the zoo pricing was a bit expensive at $46 AUD for an adult ticket. However, we ended up spending 5.5hours there and enjoyed our time immensely. The layout of the zoo was fantastic, as was the cleanliness of the facilities and paths around each of the enclosures. The staff we saw were all friendly and the cafe where we had lunch had a good range of options. There were also lots of spaces to stop for water or eat if you wanted to bring a packed lunch. The animals were all well looked after and had large enclosures that looked really nice. Our favourites were the tigers, meerkats and elephants. All in all, would be an espeacially good place for young families and kids as there are lots of interactive areas and cool animals. Highly reccommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 20, 2023
  • AbbottHsu
    Serang, Indonesia790 contributions
    One day tour
    Pretty good, designated and well organized layout inside. Visitors can easily find the way to see all kinds of animals. Since it is semi-open space, you can feel the natural and primitive atmosphere by searching those animals. Too be honest, it is not easy to see lots of animals in close distance. Kids are so happy to take a look at those creatures. A good opportunity to teach and interact with kids in zoo. You can spend half day inside to explore what you want. However, sometimes some animals may hide, sleep or go anywhere so that they are not available when you visit. For me and kids, it is a wonderful experience to visit this historical zoo. Easy to take Trams or Metro trains here. Enjoy.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 4, 2023
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AbbottHsu
Serang, Indonesia790 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Pretty good, designated and well organized layout inside. Visitors can easily find the way to see all kinds of animals. Since it is semi-open space, you can feel the natural and primitive atmosphere by searching those animals. Too be honest, it is not easy to see lots of animals in close distance. Kids are so happy to take a look at those creatures. A good opportunity to teach and interact with kids in zoo. You can spend half day inside to explore what you want. However, sometimes some animals may hide, sleep or go anywhere so that they are not available when you visit.
For me and kids, it is a wonderful experience to visit this historical zoo. Easy to take Trams or Metro trains here. Enjoy.
Written December 4, 2023
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Jestaurant-reviews
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
A group of 7 of us are in Melbourne visiting from NZ. We initially thought the zoo pricing was a bit expensive at $46 AUD for an adult ticket. However, we ended up spending 5.5hours there and enjoyed our time immensely.

The layout of the zoo was fantastic, as was the cleanliness of the facilities and paths around each of the enclosures. The staff we saw were all friendly and the cafe where we had lunch had a good range of options. There were also lots of spaces to stop for water or eat if you wanted to bring a packed lunch.

The animals were all well looked after and had large enclosures that looked really nice. Our favourites were the tigers, meerkats and elephants.

All in all, would be an espeacially good place for young families and kids as there are lots of interactive areas and cool animals. Highly reccommend!
Written November 20, 2023
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Aussie_Tourist79
Sydney, Australia605 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
We have been to a lot of zoos and highly rate Melbourne zoo. We easily filled in the entire day. There were plenty of places to sit, get some food and take your time exploring the grounds and discovering the animals.

Butterfly houses are always amazing and the zoo has a well balanced variety of animals so most of your group will be happy and see something they want. We enjoyed toi many of the exhibits to list them all here. The zoo was top class.

We spent most of the day and skipped a few exhibits as we were tired. Allow to spend the whole day here as you easily will.
Written November 14, 2023
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Mike S
London, UK125 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Went to Melbourne Zoo primarily to do the Orangutan experience. Jake and Mia were superb guides who cared deeply and passionate about conservation. The experience was so special to see these beautiful animals up close. The Zoo itself was clean and tidy and the animals were well cared for. Easy access from the city via Tram 58
Written October 19, 2023
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uginseow
Caroline Springs, Australia54 contributions
Fantastic day out for a few hours walk around to see the animals. Best time to visit the zoo is around mid morning. Highly recommended for a great 1/2 day out
Written August 19, 2023
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M&M adventures
brisbane39 contributions
Aug. 2023
Very easy to get to by tram. Surprised by lack of animals we saw . Still had a great time. Kids would love it.
Does Not sell bottled water have to by cup of water .
Written August 9, 2023
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PSP-Adel
Adelaide, Australia152 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
Very good set up with clear signage providing directions to the various exhibits. This was essential as it is a fairly large zoo with a wide variety of animals on show. As expected it was crowded but it didn’t detract too much from the experience. Access to the zoo was good as we used a tram to get there and back. Food and refreshments were available but were generally quick takeaways and we noticed that a lot of people took their own picnic baskets. We enjoyed the experience and would go again next time we are in Melbourne.
Written July 21, 2023
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GregTrav28
Orlando, FL614 contributions
Too busy here, too many people.  Lots of exhibits under construction/closed as well.  There is plenty of parking at very inexpensive prices nearby. Other zoos are much better
Written July 8, 2023
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Bronwyn M
88 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
My advice is to get there as the gates open, the animals are out & lots of animal noise & not many little people in your view. The feeding times/talks are worthwhile and are spaced out. Take your time & enjoy the atmosphere.
Written July 7, 2023
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Maria
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Jul. 2023
Cold wet day so many of the animals were hiding away from public view. Elephants were enjoyable.

Suggest visiting in summer. Has a wonderful array of animals which wold be great to see on a sunny day
Written July 6, 2023
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Melbourne Zoo admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$41.80, while a popular guided tour starts around C$8.15 per person.

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