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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket

Get an up close experience with a variety of animals from around the world at the Melbourne Zoo. You'll find creatures from diverse habitats including the lush Asian and African rainforests and the sun-baked Australian bush. Explore open-air exhibits showcasing your favorite animals like zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs and monkeys. Watch the orangutans in their special elevated exhibit and walk the Trail of the Elephants. Spot native wildlife in the Australian Bush exhibit and get a glimpse underwater in a display that features Victoria’s penguins and seals!


  • 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

Enjoy a full day to explore Australia's oldest zoo at your own pace with your admission ticket to the Melbourne Zoo. As you wander through the open-air exhibits, you’ll get to observe some of the world's most fascinating creatures. Snap pics of your favorites and discover new ones!

In the zoo’s new walk-though Lemur Island exhibit, you can watch charismatic ring-tailed lemurs scrambling about. Then head next door to the Gorilla Rainforest: home to gorillas, pygmy hippopotamus, and tree-dwelling apes and monkeys. At Baboon Lookout, watch the baboons play, groom one another, and search for food on their grassland savannah.

For more great apes, travel into the treetops on an elevated walkway to observe the orangutans. They rarely come down from the trees, but this exhibit lets you watch them up close as they climb, swing and eat, far above the ground!

Next, you can walk through the magical Butterfly House, where hundreds of colorful native butterflies flit around you in the lush vegetation of the tropical glasshouse. If you want to check out the creatures of Victoria’s coast, dive into the Wild Sea exhibit and watch native penguins at play. Australian fur seals and pelicans that were injured in the wild also live here, along with Port Jackson sharks, seahorses, fiddler rays and lots of fish.

Want to see what it takes to work at a zoo? The Keeper Kids play space will show you the ropes! Little kids will also love the Growing Wild interactive exhibit where they can patrol like a meerkat, burrow through tunnels, and climb into giant tortoise shells.

When you have worked up an appetite, have your choice of several restaurants (own expense) where you can snack on a meal and relax.

Customer Reviews

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!

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.

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.

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!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

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

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

It was a good sunny morning to enjoy a walk in the zoo. The park offers close viewing of the animals on the glass panel. We love the hippos, the monkeys, giraffe and birds.However, we are sad to say that some animals such as quokka were not there.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Ok for a day out

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