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

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 Elephants; 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 $16.30) and adult prices range from $24.90 (concession) to $32.50.

By: Rose Johnstone


Venue name: Melbourne Zoo
Address: Elliott Ave
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Royal Park, Buses: Royal Park
Price: Up to $32.50
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Pick a date

  • Exhibitions Until Friday November 30 2018
  • Saturday November 24 2018
  • Music festivals Friday January 25 2019 - Saturday March 9 2019