Melbourne Zoo, 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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  • Great way to spend 4-5 hours with a variety of habitats replicated. Great elephant enclosure - 3 separate areas and surprising number of elephants. Snow leopard a highlight, even if it didn't move...  more »
  • Took family there and kids found it exciting to see animals only found in Australia there. Save a long trip out.  more »
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  • The best zoo! Great range of animals. Lots of room for each of the species. Very easy to navigate. Staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. Really enjoy their environmental campaigns to encourage people to rethink purchases
  • We're from Sydney where the famous Taronga Zoo is and Melbourne Zoo was amazing! It's so easy to get to by tram, it stops right out the front. It's all flat so you can walk around the whole zoo easily. We did it with 3 kids, a 10 week old and my 67 year old mother in law. The enclosures are so close you could almost touch the animals. Would totally do this again!
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