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Containing more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world, Melbourne Zoo is just 4 kilometres north from the centre of Melbourne and easily accessible by all forms of public transport or by car.

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo


Come take a walk on the wild side, and meet over 300 different species of animals at Melbourne Zoo! Just minutes away from the city centre, come meet some of your favourite animals and experience a world-class zoo.


Don’t miss these attractions at Melbourne Zoo


Observe the animals from near or far at some of the best animal attractions and exhibits. If you’re feeling brave, enter Lion George and come face-to-face with the magnificent African Wild Dog pack and the world’s most endangered crocodilian species, the Philippines Crocodile. Or venture into an Asian village and garden setting to see the award-winning Trail of the Elephants. You can also head into an open bushland landscape, which is home to native animals like kangaroos, wallabies, and emus, you’ll also see examples of Australia’s 20,000 flowering plants.


For any kid who’s wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper or vet, they should definitely visit Keeper Kids, an indoor play space full of role-playing and exploration. Kids will learn about the different duties of a zookeeper and prepare mock meals for various species. Kids can also try plumbing, carpentry, and zoo design as they face challenges like, ‘what could you build to help transport animals?’.


Lastly, enjoy the unique opportunity to hear all about the animals from their expert keepers! Scheduled daily, the keepers tell you all about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species. There are talks about gorillas, tigers, lions, elephants and so much more.


Getting there and General Information


Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport is easy! If you’re staying at the Metro Apartments on Bank Place, simply walk down to Flinders Street Station, and take a train on the Upfield line, which stops at Melbourne Zoo’s very own Royal Park Station. Alternatively, take Tram 58 ‘West Coburg to Toorak’ which runs from William Street and stops directly outside Melbourne Zoo.


Melbourne Zoo is open 9am-5pm nearly every day of the year. Children under 16 years of age receive free entry every weekend, during Victorian Government school holidays and on Victorian public holidays.


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