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 orang-utans 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.
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.
Did you ever wish, as a child, that you could explore the secrets of the Zoo after dark? 'I, Animal' is a world-first interactive experience, it is a mixture of multi-media, theatrical experience and animal encounter specially designed into one tour for guests to experience, only at Melbourne Zoo. 'I, Animal' uses ground-breaking technology to take you on a remarkable, and surprisingly emotive journey through the interior of Melbourne Zoo at night.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm. On selected summer weekend evenings the Zoo stays open until 9.30pm for the Zoo Twilights concert series and I,Animal.Visit Website
Cafe, Car park, Catering, Child Activities, Coach Parking, Guide, Lockers, Photographic service, Public Toilet, Restaurant - Licensed
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