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Melbourne Zoo

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 (Photograph: Paul Philipson)
Photograph: Paul Philipson
 (Photograph: Paul Philipson)
Photograph: Paul Philipson
 (Photograph: Paul Philipson)
Photograph: Paul Philipson
 (Photograph: Paul Philipson)
Photograph: Paul Philipson
 (Photograph: Paul Philipson)
Photograph: Paul Philipson

Time Out says

When’s the last time you went on a Melbourne Zoo adventure?

Every trip to Melbourne Zoo is different. Despite being Australia’s oldest zoo, this vibrant animal world is constantly evolving, with new exhibits, events, and of course, creatures great and small. 

A trip to Melbourne Zoo done right takes a day. The largest exhibit is the majestic Wild Sea, where penguins and seals bask on land before slipping into clear waters and showcasing their elegant aquatic skills. Another highlight is the sprawling Orang-utan Sanctuary, where a family of beautiful, intelligent orang-utans swing from tree to tree, play with each other and feed high off the ground. Then there’s the Trail of the Elephant: an immersive Asian village and garden where five Asian elephants thrive. 

We could go on and on about the lions, lemurs, meerkats, butterflies and native animals that you’ll encounter, but we’ll let you discover it all for yourself. Throughout your Melbourne Zoo experience, you’ll learn about all the conservation work that happens behind the scenes; saving wildlife, conserving habitats and raising awareness of initiatives like palm oil labelling. For children and adults alike, a trip to Melbourne Zoo is a way to reconnect with our animal friends and gain a closer understanding of the delicate ecosystems of the world.

If it’s been a while between visits, then there’s a world of adventure waiting for you.

Children aged 0-15 get in for free on weekends and public holidays (Mon-Fri $19), and adult tickets are $38.


Address: Elliott Ave
Transport: Nearby stations: Royal Park, Buses: Royal Park
Price: Up to $38
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm
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