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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo General Admission

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  • Over 320 species from around the world
  • Daily keeper talks and presentations
  • Kids go FREE on weekends
  • Only minutes from the city centre
  • Open every day of the year
  • Skip the queue!
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Visit Melbourne Zoo and get up close with a wide and diverse range of native Australian and international wildlife in easy reach of the Melbourne CBD! One of Australia's most popular wildlife attractions, Melbourne Zoo features over 320 individual species of wildlife encompassing all parts of the animal kingdom - all your favourite creatures from across the globe are here including elephants, orangutans, Sumatran tigers, giraffes and much more. Add to this the wide array of Aussie creatures such as kangaroos, wombats, koalas, echidnas and plenty more and it's a comprehensive wildlife attraction that both adults and kids will love.

Walk through various specially-designed animal enclosures for an up-close experience, and enjoy the plentiful daily keeper talks for further insight into some of the marvellous creatures such as seals, gorillas, tigers, and penguins.

Couple the fantastic selection of animals with the spacious grounds and helpful, friendly keepers and staff, and Melbourne Zoo ticks all the boxes for a day full of wildlife goodness in Melbourne. There's also plenty of activities in the zoo to keep the kids occupied, with chances for animal interaction you don't get at many other zoos. If you're looking for one of Melbourne's true must-do attractions for families, then book your Melbourne Zoo tickets online today.

Inclusions

  • General Admission
  • Daily keeper talks and presentations

Exclusions

  • Animal experiences

Highlights

  • Over 320 species from around the world can be found in a natural setting just five minutes from the city centre
  • Visitors will stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree
  • See eye to eye with our Lion pride in their special exhibit at Lion Gorge and then wander on through to the Trail of the Elephants
  • Get close and personal with unique Australian wildlife including Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats and Emus in an Australian bush setting
  • Head into the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic little penguins and Australian fur seals
  • Daily keeper talks featuring Giant Tortoise, Koalas, Elephants, Seals, Orang-utans, Gorillas, Tigers and Penguins

Time

  • Open from 9am to 5pm every day of the year. Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north from the city centre, within Royal Park, and a quick drive from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
  • The Zoo’s address is Elliott Avenue, Parkville 305

Additional Information

  • Kids are free on weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian government school holidays. Click here for the Victorian Public Holidays and School Holidays schedule
  • Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Please note tickets 100% non-refundable
  • Regarding the children enter free on Saturday, Sunday, Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian School Holidays. If these free entrance tickets are selected and a child attempts to enter the park outside the above detailed entrance periods. You will be required to line up in the general admissions line to purchase the correct pass

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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Natasha Roman 2 weeks ago The zoo is by far the most enjoyable experience for all ages. We went on the weekend so there were heaps of families out and the weather was really hot so the only downfall was that a lot of the animals were hiding under trees. All in all great day getting to walk around unsupervised is great cause you can pick where to go.
The zoo is by far the most enjoyable experience for all ages
Natasha Roman 2 weeks ago

The zoo is by far the most enjoyable experience for all ages. We went on the weekend so there were heaps of families out and the weather was really hot so the only downfall was that a lot of the animals were hiding under trees. All in all great day getting to walk around unsupervised is great cause you can pick where to go.

Good variety of animals and well laid out
Cheryl Do Livramento 1 month ago

Good variety of animals and well laid out. Lemur Island is a great addition, they run wild around you. There are an indoor play space and playground. There are lots of dining options throughout the park. It’s easy to get to via tram or train or there is $2 parking.

My husband and I went to Melbourne for a holiday
Vangeal Rabino 4 months ago

My husband and I went to Melbourne for a holiday. So we decided to ride on a hop on hop off sightseeing tour and we saw that Melbourne Zoo is one of the itineraries. So I booked my tickets with Experience Oz and I got a discount. We love the zoo. It was well maintained, clean and there is a variety of animals to look around. Though it was too big to walk around so when you visit there, you should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Melbourne Zoo was a fun day for the family
Daniel Micklem 4 months ago

Melbourne Zoo was a fun day for the family. It’s good value with kids free on weekends and public holidays, and we got a discount on the adult tickets by buying them through Experience Oz. The zoo is designed with themed trails that loop around with an entry and an exit. The idea being that if you walk on each trail, you should be able to see all the animals. This makes navigating the zoo easier rather than choosing random paths like some other zoos. I preferred the tropical trails with the Gorilla trail and Elephant walk because they were lush with green trees and much cooler and comfortable to walk through on a hot day. Although it was sometimes hard to see the gorillas through the foliage, it’s good to see that the comfort of animals takes precedence over exposing them to people’s viewing. Having signs in English as well as other languages from the animal’s country of origin was a nice touch. There are also many signs educating people about how to care for the environment and protect wildlife. The food at the Elephant cafe was affordable and tasty. However, one food vendor served food in styrofoam which seemed to go against the environmental messages of the zoo. Paper plates would be a better choice. The swimming seals were fun to watch and you can see them underwater through glass undercover or from above at the top of their pool. The other marine aquariums, with fish and penguins, were not as impressive and seemed quite dated when compared with the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium that we visited a few days earlier. Overall, it’s worth going if you like learning about animals.

Staff were very friendly and offered help with directions
Shameel Chandra 6 months ago

Staff were very friendly and offered help with directions. There were cafes/shops scattered around the place to get food/refreshments along the way. Zoo was an incredible experience got to see some amazing animals. Butterfly section was truly an amazing scenery.

Very easy website to use
Julie Plunkett 6 months ago

Very easy website to use. Questions are answered quickly and staff are polite in their replies, I would recommend this website for anyone looking to purchase tickets to a wide range of products, I also purchased tickets to Melbourne Aquarium, hopefully, the children enjoy the actual experience.

We loved our afternoon at Melbourne Zoo
Karen Auger 7 months ago

We loved our afternoon at Melbourne Zoo. We hadn't been for a few years so it was exciting to see all the different animals. Admission was easy. I purchased the tickets online on the way and was able to show my phone. The staff were very helpful throughout. Loved the meerkat who seemed to pose for the camera but the butterfly house will always be our favourite.

Amazing - the zoo was exactly what we expected and more
Nicole Hutchings 8 months ago

Amazing - the zoo was exactly what we expected and more. Everyone we came across was extremely friendly and there was staff everywhere. Felt the animals are well looked after. Definitely a surprise in Melbourne city. This one is for the young or the not so young. Definitely, a must do in Melbourne

Booking through Experience Oz was so easy and absolutely appreciated the discount ticket
Andre Antonio-White 8 months ago

Booking through Experience Oz was so easy and absolutely appreciated the discount ticket! Melbourne Zoo was amazing and we will definitely be using this site to book more tickets and to book tickets for many other venues as well. Booking and payment for tickets were effortless and straightforward. Had an amazing time with the family at Melbourne Zoo!

Great service from Experience Oz
Shinwoan Kee 8 months ago

Great service from Experience Oz. I can skip the long queue when I reached Melbourne Zoo early this morning. Before that, I only have to use the Experience Oz website. I received the voucher after I made the payment. Excellent service!

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