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Spend a day immersed in the amazing animal kingdom at the Melbourne Zoo. Encounter native land species like koalas, wombats and kangaroos at the Australian Bush exhibit, and watch Victoria’s indigenous penguins and seals splash around at the Wild Sea. Admire creatures from around the globe, such as mighty Asian pachyderms at the Trail of Elephants and elegant African zebras and giraffes in open-air habitats. Don’t miss the energetic primates at Lemur Island and an elevated orangutan exhibit!


  • Admission to Melbourne Zoo, conveniently located close to Melbourne's city center
  • Get close views of animals from more than 320 species around the world
  • Encounter Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and penguins
  • Watch the antics of ring-tailed lemurs in the Lemur Island exhibit
  • See Asian elephants and learn about efforts to preserve the elephants in their native habitats
  • Discover kid zones with interactive exhibits specially designed for youngsters

What You Can Expect

Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket

Melbourne Zoo

The Melbourne Zoo is the oldest zoo in Australia and home to more than 320 species. Take a walk on the wild side while exploring at your own pace with this general admission ticket. 

See Victoria’s marine life at the Wild Sea exhibit, featuring penguins, fur seals, sharks and seahorses. Journey around the globe to the African savanna and watch graceful giraffes and zebras graze among their open-air enclosures. Throughout your visit, learn how the zoo’s conservation efforts are working to protect endangered species worldwide

Monkey around as you observe orangutans from an elevated walkway that crisscrosses their treetop hangouts, and watch ringtail lemurs at play on Lemur Island. Be in awe of magnificent gorillas at a special rain forest exhibit that also futures other tropical species like the fascinating pygmy hippopotamus. 

Feel the flutter of tiny wings on your skin at the enchanting Butterfly House, where butterflies may land right on you as you make your way through the lush greenhouse enclosure. At some of the zoo’s many play spaces, kids can learn what it’s like to be a zookeeper or burrow through giant tunnels to mimic the life of a meerkat.

Take a break from your exploration with a stop at one of many restaurants and cafés (own expense). Your day at the zoo is sure to leave you with a renewed appreciation of Earth’s amazing animals.

Customer Reviews

Jessica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Easy to use and the zoo was fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The best zoo with awesome habitats for the animals!

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The zoo was fantastic! There was plenty of animals to see. The map was of little use though so we had to find our own way about! The animals were adorable. It was also our first time in a zoo so it was a great experience.. Recommend that everyone goes!

Bronwyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The recipients of the gift had no problem in gaining entry into the zoo. All seem to work well.

Thyda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I was so excited to go to Melbourne Zoo and see all the amazing animal :)


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

awesome experience for anyone to see Kangoos and Koalas and so many other animals too! except for the Reptiles section (i dont like them!). friendly and helpful people all around the zoo.

Holly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a fantastic time at Melbourne zoo, the animals were fascinating and my fiancé took many many photos of them. We added penguin feeding to our trip, an extra expense but well worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Nice place to bring kids to learn about animals!

Kathleen A

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

This was a great day out. Plenty of animals. Would highly recommend a visit.

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