Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville, Victoria 3052
Phone: 03 9285 9300 | Freecall: 1300 966 784
Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautifully landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre.
Stroll through Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam through the trees and monkeys swing from the branches, then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with beautiful orangutans in their special elevated exhibit. Explore the award-winning Trail of the Elephants or view koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wombats and other unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting.
Melbourne Zoo is constantly improving and adding new facilities. Discover Wild Sea, which showcases Victoria's diverse coastal environment, exhibiting Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals, and other wildlife native to Victorian waters in an amazing underwater world. Let the kids free at Growing Wild a world-first exhibit focused on creating play opportunities and nurturing an early love of nature. The exhibit is filled with animals, sculptures, tunnels and sounds, so kids can scramble, crawl and climb or stand look-out like a meerkat. Get up close to our irresistible Ring-tailed Lemurs inside Melbourne Zoo's new walk-though Lemur Island exhibit! This new multi-million dollar experience is specially designed to bring visitors and lemurs together in the same space, enabling you to get closer to our lemurs than ever before.
Zoo keeper talks and feeding times are a great opportunity for visitors to find out more about the fascinating world of wildlife and the conservation programs Melbourne Zoo supports.
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Price & booking
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Children under 16 years old recieve free entry every weekend, during Victorina school holidays and on Victorian public holidays.
Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes from the city centre, within Royal Park. Car parking is available or visitors can take the tram or train to reach the Zoo. Tram 19 from Elizabeth Street - daily Tram 55 from William Street Monday -Saturday and Tram 68 from Elizabeth Street runs on Sundays. Trains run from historic Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line, stopping at Melbourne Zoo's own Royal Park Station. For further instructions visit the Melbourne Zoo website.
- Car park
- Child activities
- Coach parking
- Photographic service
- Public toilet
- Restaurant - licensed
- Victorian Tourism Awards
- Australian Tourism Awards
- Victorian Tourism Awards
- Hall Of Fame
Open every day, including Christmas Day and all Public Holidays. On selected summer evenings they are open late (to 9:30pm) for Zoo Twilights concert series and I,Animal. See website for more details.
- Inbound Tour Operators Association
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
- Tourism Task Force
Contact operator for further details.
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