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Opening hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Visit Melbourne Zoo, home to over three hundred amazing species of wildlife. Watch koalas up close, cuddle with cute kangaroos, or watch adorable penguins and seals in their underwater world. Take the family for a fun zoo day with these tickets from FIT Travel!
Lion Gorge: Roar with big cats on our magnificent carnivores trail: Lion Gorge. Come face-to-face with some of our most impressive carnivores (and one or two omnivores), including Sumatran Tigers, African Lions, Snow Leopards, and the Reticulated Python. Compare toothy grins, and learn about their habitats and survival threats as you wander this leafy walkway.
Trail of the Elephants: Stroll through the tall bamboo as you spot the Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tiger, Orangutans and Siamangs along the Trail of the Elephants. Don't forget to pop by the warm tropical Butterfly House!
Main Trail: On the Main Trail, you can stroll past our resident frogs, reptiles, mammals and birds. Check out the incredible conservation work at the World of Frogs, and see giraffes, meerkats, zebras and more. The Main Trail takes you past the Carousel Park and interactive experiences such as Keeper Kids and connects to both the main entrance and the rail gate.
Growing Wild: Little animal lovers are sure to go bananas over Growing Wild, our interactive play area designed especially for children aged three to eight. Here, kids can scamper beside meerkats, crawl inside a Giant Tortoise shell, and come face-to-face with Brush Turkeys, reptiles, insects and more. Young ones can explore the animals, sculptures, tunnels and sounds as they let their imaginations run wild.
Wild Sea: Go deep underwater at Wild Sea. This incredible space showcases the amazing animals and natural beauty of Victoria’s coast and ocean. Wander the beach with its sand dunes and pier, watch penguins play and seals frolic, and learn about our work to conserve these incredible sea animals in an immersive, family-friendly experience.
Gorilla Rainforest: Head deep into the jungles of Africa where lemurs roam, gorillas rule and tree-top apes and monkeys sing from the top of their lungs. You can also meet Melbourne Zoo's Pygmy Hippopotamus, the Cassowary and other animals along the way.
Australian Bush: Take an all Aussie adventure through the wild Australian bush. Say g’day to Southern Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, kangaroos and a whole range of native birdlife including, Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, parrots, honeyeaters and more. Learn all about these amazing animals, and discover a selection of Australia’s 20,000 flowering plants as you pass through this scenic trail.
In this exclusive experience you will have morning access to Melbourne Zoo before it opens to the public! During the guided tour you learn more about our native wildlife & have chance to see koalas, wombats and even feed the kangaroo some breakfast!
In this exclusive experience, our staff will guide you through the exhibit while you get close to our fin-footed friends. Each encounter will be unique, allowing our Keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice to control how they participate.
In this exclusive experience, our knowledgeable keepers will guide you through the kangaroos’ exhibit while you make friends with this famous Australian animal. Each encounter will be unique, allowing our Keepers to let the individual animals shine and give them the choice to control how they participate.
Join your host and our passionate Reptile Keepers for a behind-the-scenes tour of our Reptile House and meet-and-greet some of the amazing snake, tortoise and lizard species that call it home. View and participate in animal care (this may vary depending on the day), all whilst learning about how our keepers provide for reptiles’ unique requirements. Finish off with an exclusive tour of the Butterfly House and Caterpillar Greenhouse, where the keepers will show you what goes into keeping our insects happy and healthy.
In this exclusive experience you will have the opportunity to meet these incredible yet critically endangered animals. Our passionate keepers will grant you special access to areas of Melbourne Zoo usually reserved only for zookeepers to learn about how we care for these animals and their plight of their wild cousins. Sadly, three tiger species are already extinct and Sumatran Tiger numbers in the wild are falling. Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.
In this exclusive experience, you’ll learn about the complex social order of our primate cousins before going behind the scenes to leave them a snack or two. Finally, you’ll head to the VIP viewing platform to watch these critically endangered animals enjoy your treats – and maybe even a ‘pleasure grumble’ as they eat! Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.
In this exclusive experience you will have the opportunity to meet these incredible yet critically endangered animals. Our passionate keepers will grant you special access to areas of Melbourne Zoo usually reserved only for zoo keepers to learn about how we care for these animals and the plight of their wild cousins. In this exclusive and intimate experience you will watch a training session with either the orangutans or the siamangs, head to the rooftop of Orangutan Sanctuary to provide scatter for the animals, learn all about Zoos Victoria's palm oil campaign and enjoy story-time and Q&A with the Orang Troop. Sadly, the wild habitat of these creatures is fast disappearing due to unsustainable palm oil products. Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.
Route 58 between West Coburg and Toorak runs via William Street in the city centre every day, with services as often as every 6 minutes, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo at Stop 26. Make sure you travel safely on board.
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Royal Park Station - just across the road from Melbourne Zoo's rail gate entrance. Please see above advice about planned disruptions on the Upfield line due to the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north of the city centre at Royal Park and is 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine).
Car parking is $2 for a five hour ticket and is run by Melbourne City Council.
To use a parking bay reserved for people with disabilities, you will need to display a valid parking permit for people with a disability. Don't forget to display your parking ticket on your dashboard, as the area is regularly monitored by parking officers. Download the EasyPark App from the App Store or Google Play in advance to skip the queue and pay for parking from your phone.
During peak times, like school and public holidays, we do our best try to get you parked and into the zoo as quickly as possible. Please follow instructions from our parking attendants when it's busy.
Melbourne Cup: 7 November
Christmas Day: 25 December
Boxing Day: 26 December
New Year’s Day: 1 January
Australia Day: 26 January
Labour Day: 11 March
Good Friday: 29 March
Easter Saturday: 30 March
Easter Sunday: 31 March
Easter Monday: 1 April
ANZAC Day: 25 April
King’s Birthday: 10 June
VICTORIA GOVERNMENT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2023–2024*
24 June 2023 – 9 July 2023
16 Sept 2023 – 1 Oct 2023
21 Dec 2023 – 29 Jan 2024
29 Mar 2024 – 14 Apr 2024
*Please note all dates may be subject to change.
NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
If the prodduct can be cancelled within a period of time, please email us at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation date to cancel the product, based on the tour local time zone.
If cancellation is successful, refund would be conducted within 7-28 days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 business days. With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.
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