Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo (Parkville)
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Located in the heart of Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo provides an immersive, extraordinary experience which boasts a wide range of fascinating animals! A member of the world-leading zoo-based organisation Zoos Victoria, Melbourne Zoo strives to fight against wildlife extinction and promote conservation.  

Whether you fancy wandering around the idyllic zoo grounds to gaze at the awe-inspiring animals, or partaking in one of Melbourne Zoo’s educational programs about threatened species, there is no doubt that Melbourne Zoo will be an unforgettable, informative experience!

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Animals and Zones

Lion Gorge

From beautiful snow leopards to roaring lions, Lion Gorge’s offers some of the world’s most ferocious and magnificent big cats! Embark on an exciting adventure through the spectacular, green plains and learn about all the threats they face….  

Trail of Elephants

The award-winning Trail of Elephants is a green, enchanting garden featuring exquisitely beautiful Asian Elephants who roam around their natural habitat. Accompanied by these incredible beasts, is the Asian Small-clawed otter, spectacular Sumatran Tiger, fluttering Butterfly House and cheeky Orang-utan. 

Main Trail

Featuring an exciting assortment of animals, including Malayn Tapirs, Hamadryas Baboons and Platypus, the Main Trail, as the title suggests, is not to be missed for any animal lovers! At the end of the trail, you can enjoy the Carousel Park and interactive experiences for kids!

Growing Wild

Scurry around with adorable meerkats, giant tortoises, bush turkeys, reptiles which are located in an incredible interactive play area. A perfect trail for the little ones, Growing Wild immerses children into a thrilling world of animals and play!

Wild Sea

Plunge yourself deep into the water of the wonderful marine world of sea creatures, where you can meet playful penguins and beautiful fur seals! With idyllic sand dunes and a pier leading out to the sea, the Wild Sea feels just like VIctoria’s coastline.

Gorilla Rainforest

Venture into the jungle where majestic gorillas swing from the trees and mischievous lemurs scamper around. Learn about Melbourne Zoo’s unusual Pygmy Hippopotamus and many other animals along the way! 

Australian Bush

Featuring Australia’s most iconic species, the Australian Bush is home to Southern Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, kangaroos and parrots. Boasting an array of colourful flowering plants, this trail is incredibly scenic!

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Ticket Prices 2021

Type of TicketPrice
Adult Ticket$38
Child Ticket (4-15 years) Mon-Fri$19 (free weekends and holidays)
Concession$29
Seniors$34
Child with a disability$5

Weekend Family Savers

Type of TicketPrice
Weekend Family Saver: 2A+2C$95
Weekend Family Saver 2A +3$104.40
Weekend Family Saver 2A + 4C$114
Weekend Family Saver 2A + 5C$123.50

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How to get there

Cómo llegar a Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is located at Elliot Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

  • Tram: route 58 runs between WestCoburg and Toorak via William Street every day, the tram stops directly outside Melbourne Zoo at Stop 26. 
  • Train: there is a train which runs from Flinders Street Station on Upfield line everyday and stops at Royal Park Station, which is just opposite the zoo. 
  • Bus: bus route 505 goes from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University and stops outside Melbourne Zoo.  
  • Car: Melbourne Zoo is located 20 minutes north of the city and is only 20 minutes from Melbourne airport. The zoo has a car park which is $2 for a 5 hour ticket. Alternatively, you can travel by shuttle bus from the city. 
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Useful Information

Eating out

There are several places to eat out at Melbourne Zoo; there are both kiosks to grab something quickly or restaurants where you can enjoy a sitdown meal.  

Pavilion hire and picnic facilities

You can also hire out the pavilion area and lawns at Melbourne Zoo. Just call 1300 966 784 to pre-arrange this.  

Accessibility

If you are visiting Melbourne Zoo as an access customer, then there is free entry available for carers accompanying a person with a disability who is a holder of a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, a Disability Companion Pension Card or a Companion Card.

There is also accessible parking available; you can use six access parking bays which are located close to the main entrance of the zoo.  

When visiting the zoo, there is an easy-to-follow path system.  

Hiring Wheelchairs and Strollers

There are Baby Jogger strollers available for hire.  

Single Strollers:  

  • $17 for Zoo members 
  • $20 for non-members 

Double strollers

  • $29.75 for Zoo members
  • $35 for non-members 

You can also hire wheelchairs; please book them in advance.

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FAQ

What is Melbourne Zoo’s address?

Melbourne Zoo’s address is Elliot Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia.  

How do I get to Melbourne Zoo?

The main modes of transport are the tram, the train, the bus and by car. If you are travelling by train, then you can take the train which runs from Flinders Street Station to Upfield park. Alternatively, if you are travelling by tram, then simply take route 58, which runs between West Cobourg and Tarak. The zoo is also easily accessible by bus; bus route 505 goes from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University. For those travelling by car, Melbourne Zoo car park is $2 for 5 hours. 

What animals are at Melbourne Zoo?

There is a huge variety of animals at Melbourne Zoo. Some of the most notable ones are lions, tigers, snow leopards, duckbill platypus, elephants, tortoises, tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos and many more. 

Is Melbourne Zoo a conservation Zoo?

Yes, Melbourne Zoo is a conversion zoo; it is part of the Zoos Victoria organisation which is fighting extinction.

What is the Melbourne Zoo telephone number?

For tickets and bookings, please call 1300 966 784. 

Are there places to eat?

Yes, there is a restaurant and several kiosks at Melbourne Zoo. You can also order group catering for take-away lunch packs. 

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  • Melbourne Zoo General Admission

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      Child Ticket (4-15yrs)
      From $20.00
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  • Melbourne Zoo, Aquarium & Melbourne Star Pass

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      From $109.00
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      Child Ticket (4-15yrs)
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  • Melbourne Flexi Attraction Pass - iVenture Card

    It includes Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Melbourne Zoo, Moonlit Sanctuary, Moonlit Sanctuary, Phillip Island Nature Park , SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Legoland Melbourne, and much more.

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      iVenture 7 Attraction Pass
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  • Melbourne Unlimited Attraction Pass

    Choose from 25+ attractions: Legoland Melbourne , SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Phillip Island Nature Park, Moonlit Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo , Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Icebar Melbourne , Eureka Skydeck 88 and much more.

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      3 Day Unlimited Pass
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Usuario Taquilla
Usuario Taquilla
12 Sep 2020
Good Fab zoo. Particularly enjoyed the Lions Gorge.
Sarah Laudy
Sarah Laudy
22 Sep 2020
Good Cant come to melbs without taking a trib to the zoo! Amazing that there are elephants here.
Ellie Clarke
Ellie Clarke
12 Oct 2020
Good This zoo is always worth visiting. It is located in the centre of Melbourne but you wouldnt believe it. You can see some great animals.
Luke  Williams
Luke Williams
29 Aug 2020
Good Awesome zoo. Loving going here to see the animals being fed and learnt a lot about them too.
David Turner
David Turner
27 Oct 2020
Good Awesome day out! Great selection of animals. The boys and I enjoyed the gorillas and the crocs
Yasmine Kingdon
Yasmine Kingdon
27 Feb 2020
Excellent This is an incredible break from the city and a chance to meet some amazing animals
Lisa Knight
Lisa Knight
24 Nov 2020
Excellent Melbourne Zoo is great!! So many animals!
Usuario Taquilla
Usuario Taquilla
5 Feb 2020
Excellent Amazing range of animals. We come here all the time with the kids.
Megan West
Megan West
16 Oct 2020
Excellent We love Melbourne zoo! Loads of lovely animals and restaurants you can visit if you fancy a bite to eat.
Susan Mason
Susan Mason
23 Sep 2020
Excellent Fab zoo. Love coming here with the kids, my favourite is the trail of elephants.
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