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Family Review of Melbourne Zoo

Away Travel Expert: Jenny McKelvie
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The zoo's "Behind the Scenes" program lets you get closer to the elephants, big cats, kangaroos, koalas, gorillas, or reptiles.
  • "Animal Photo Experiences" provide the opportunity for families to get a souvenir photograph of their visit. Choose to have your picture taken with a giant tortoise, kangaroo, koala, or meerkat (children older than 5 only), or in the aviary.
  • Families who buy a "Roar 'n' Snore" experience can enjoy dinner in the elephant house, explore the zoo after dark, and camp in the zoo. This is quite a rustic experience, and campers must provide their own sleeping bags and pillows.
If your children like wildlife, then there are plenty of reasons to visit Melbourne Zoo. Among its highlights are the gorilla family living in a tropical rainforest habitat and the Australian bush enclosures that house cuddly koalas, jumping

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Elliot Ave., Parkville
Parking: Daily 9am-5pm. Free guided tours daily from 10am-3pm; go to the Friends of the Zoo Office to arrange tours
Price: Admission A$22 (US$18/UK£8.80) adults, A$11 (US$8.80/UK£4.40) children 4-15, A$52 (US$42/UK£21) families of 4

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 03/9285 9300
Transportation: Tram: 55 going north on William St. to stop 25; 19 from Elizabeth St. to stop 16 (then a short walk to your left, following signposts). Train: Royal Park Station
Price Information: Admission A$22 (US$18/UK£8.80) adults, A$11 (US$8.80/UK£4.40) children 4-15, A$52 (US$42/UK£21) families of 4
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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