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melbourne_zooIt's about getting connected...getting involved...having fun and learning about all creatures great and small at the Melbourne Zoo.
With more than 320 species on view, Melbourne Zoo offers a window into the diversity of the world’s wildlife.
Visiting the Zoo is an opportunity to get back in touch with the wonders of nature – only 4km from the city centre.
We recommend getting to the zoo early, packing plenty of snacks, a picnic, sunscreen and bottled water (who wants to buy bottled water at $3.50 a pop!)

Everything is a top attraction at the zoo but a few worth noting and 'must do's' are the Orang-utan Santuary where you'll go on a journey along an elevated boardwalk and ascend into their tree-top world. Trail of the Elephants is a multi-award winning development that takes visitors into an Asian village and garden setting which is home to the Zoo’s five elephants: Bong Su, Mek Kapah, Dokkoon, Num-Oi and Kulab.

Experience Melbourne Zoo's Behind-the-Scenes encounters.
They provide a unique opportunity to experience life behind-the-scenes at the Zoo, where keepers will take you into the 'off limits' area where you can get up close with some of the world's most amazing animals.
Check the website for more information.

Essential Info:

If you haven't packed your own little picnic to eat under a shady tree, there are so many other options on offer. You will find -

  • Cafe de zoo - study your map and grab a coffee.
  • Mek Kapah Cafe - Menu includes Asian style food, noodle box meals, hot and cold drinks, ice creams, confectionery and snack foods.
  • Plaza Kiosk - For all your sweet and savoury bakery goods, salads, hot meals and snacks.
  • Lakeside Bistro - Overlooking the beautiful Japanese Garden and Lake, enjoy a vino as it's fully licensed. Kids menu available.

Visitor services include a licensed bistro, take-away food outlets, gift and souvenir shopping, conference and function facilities, wheelchairs, pushers, picnic pavilions, special animal feeding times, keeper presentations and carousel rides.

Wheelchairs, Prams/Strollers and Lockers
All Melbourne Zoo paths are suitable for wheelchairs and pushers which can be hired at the Zoo.

Wheelchairs: free hire, photographic identification required as security.
Bookings essential. Tel: (03) 9285 9300.

Strollers: available for hire from the Zoo Shop at the main visitor entrance.
Cost: $15 hire and photographic identification required as security.

Lockers: are available for hire at both entrances. $2 hire with $5 fully refundable deposit.


Melbourne Zoo Elliott Avenue Parkville 3052
(Melways Ref: 43 E1)


  • As from 1st July 2011 Kids Can Visit the Zoo for FREE


Melbourne Zoo is open from 9am until 5pm every day of the year.

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