Melbourne Zoo

Kangaroo at Melbourne ZooAttention all animal lovers visiting Melbourne, Australia! Meet hundreds of interesting native and foreign animals, including tigers, bears and meerkats, at Australia's own Melbourne Zoo.

The world-renowned zoo is based in Melbourne, Victoria and is open daily during business hours. With many permanent exhibits, Melbourne Zoo also works hard to ensure new events and attractions are in constant rotation, ensuring regular visitors will always find something of interest.

Experience the world class Orang-utan Sanctuary with tree top viewing, and observe the mannerisms and social traits of the Sumatran Orang-utan. The tree top walkway brings you up close and personal with a number of the animals in their natural surroundings. Alternatively, explore the expansive tropical African and Asian rainforests at the zoo, home to wildlife native to these regions and climates.

Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo and is situated just 4km from Melbourne city. Trains and trams run frequently from the city centre, making it easy to get to the zoo.

Head to the Melbourne Zoo website for a detailed map of the zoo which will help you to navigate the labyrinth of pathways when you arrive. The average length of visit to the zoo is 4 hours, which means the whole trip can be completed in a single day. Group discounts and special packages are also available for school students.

Keep an eye out at the Melbourne Zoo website for information on upcoming concerts and events held after dark and during school holidays. Through the summer regular music events are hosted on the main lawn, with families encouraged to bring picnics and enjoy the unusual setting.

Melbourne Zoo is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and protecting the welfare of animals. Head to the Zoos Victoria website for more information on their preservation efforts and how you can help support the conservation plan for endangered species and the environment.