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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  • Mike S
    London, United Kingdom195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 18 October 2023
  • Aussie_Tourist79
    Sydney, Australia583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 14 November 2023
  • Jestaurant-reviews
    Wellington, New Zealand58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 20 November 2023
  • AbbottHsu
    Serang, Indonesia2,322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 4 December 2023
  • Darkest_dreaming
    Redruth, United Kingdom419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely zoo
    Love this zoo! It’s got so much to see, so many different animal varieties, lots of places to stop and rest and refuel. The zoo isn’t particularly ’smelly’ like other zoos I have visited in the past so that’s hopefully a good sign that the animals (and park) are looked after well. I’ve since purchased an annual pass so am excited to go pretty much wherever we want and don’t have to pay an entry fee. Lots of shops in the zoo (I think at least 4?) and they have some lovely gifts in all of them.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Stacey O
    Dallas, Texas18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful zoo
    Melbourne Zoo is one of the nicest we’ve ever visited. It’s clean and well thought out. The animals appeared to be very well cared for and their habitats designed so they can be out if/when they choose. Unfortunately, the platypus wasn’t up for visitors the day we visited so we left Australia without ever getting to see one. 😭
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 January 2024
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Maria R
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The zoo was very open and easy to walk in, every staff was very hopeful. However there is more than enough space in the zoo and there was still many animals that were either “sleeping” or “inside”, even thought that is very understanding there should be more information about it for visitors and maybe in the future provide other options for when animals are not showcased.
Written 29 May 2024
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Jon L
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
The zoo is a beautiful sculptured garden punctuated by lots of animal exhibits but that's not why we went. This trip was about the Meerkat experience. At $546 for 6 people for a few minutes with just 2 Meerkats was underwhelming to say the least. At $91 each we expected a great deal more.
Written 14 May 2024
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hayleywatson92
Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
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Melbourne zoo would have to be one of the best zoos to visit. The habitats are carefully thought out to offer the best for both animal and visitor. There are plenty of places to get food or bring your own. Lots of different animals you don't see at other zoos.
Written 12 May 2024
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Joan earth
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fun day out at the zoo! It was really easy to access from the tram station! We paid for tickets online and got into the zoo easily. The animals looks well cared for and the staff knew a lot about them. We watched the giraffe talk and hippopotamus talk. The volunteers around the park were also very helpful asking if we needed help or had any questions!

We ate lunch at the macaw takeaway and the food was good but quite simple (watch out for seagulls)
Written 7 May 2024
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云想衣殇
New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice and friendly for kids family. The Dino trail is fantastic! The food is excellent as well. Everywhere has rest places.
Written 3 May 2024
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ausmate
Cannonvale, Australia21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Took my father there for as something special to do for the day and turned out a waste of money. Most of the enclosures were empty and the elephants look sad and depressed. The whole place is spread out, spent a lot of time walking around and not seeing all that many animals. Very disappointed, if I could get a refund and turn back time I would.
Written 29 April 2024
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Advisethis182
Brisbane, Australia463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My only negative review about the zoo was that when we walked to the animal enclosure some of them had signs saying animals not on display. It would have been more helpful for the signage to be at the entrance before you walk to the enclosures.
The zoo has such lovely gardens and well kept.
There are lots of great educational children activities to do throughout the zoo that relate to the attraction you are visiting.
We stopped at the giraffe cafe and was lucky to get a table to watch the giraffes, just gorgeous.
Ordered an iced latte, was a bit ordinary and the hot chocolate wasn't that hot.
But overall reasonable prices.
Highlights wee seeing the lemurs, butterfly house for the children, orangutans, snow leopards and lions plus so much more.
With little ones there's plenty of places to stop and have a break and a few playgrounds.
Really easy to get there from the city by either train or tram.
Children free during Victoria school holidays so that's a definite bonus.
A lovely morning
Written 10 April 2024
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Seaside15694725114
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was the best day. We thoroughly enjoyed all our time at Melbourne Zoo
Fabulous facilities and exhibitions we really really enjoyed the whole thing Thank you
Written 3 April 2024
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Shelley W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My sister and I went last night we had Ariel and Cate as our guides they were amazing and made the whole experience so memorable.
We had a night walk where we saw the lions up and about, then this morning went into the elephant enclosure and hid food for them such a fantastic experience all round.
Lovely food and great atmosphere in camp .
Thank you both for making it a night we will never ever forget.
Written 22 March 2024
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Glenn G
Bago City, Philippines4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Has to be the WORST Zoo I have ever been to. Expensive!!! Boring!!! Most animals were not even in the enclosures. I have been to dozens of zoos over the world and this is the absolute worst in every possible respect. I had more fun at one of the food areas because there was an Iguana under my table who I could acutally see and touch. Kangaroos? FORGET IT!! There aren't any. Koalas" FORGET IT!!! There aren't any!!! WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written 17 March 2024
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