Melbourne Zoo is a must see during your stay. As the primary zoo in Melbourne, the zoo contains thousands of animals and over 250 species from Australia and around the world. The zoo is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4.7 kilometres from the Jazz Corner Hotel. It is accessible via Royal Park station on the Upfield railway line, and is also accessible via tram routes 58 and 19, as well as by bicycle on the Capital City Trail.
Some of the animals you will expect to see while visiting Melbourne Zoo include gorillas, lemurs, elephants, orangutans, tigers, kangaroos, koalas, wombats, goannas, native birds and many others. Popular exhibits include the Butterfly House, the Reptile House, the Great Flight Aviary, Wild Sea, Treetop Apes, Monkeys and Lion Gorge. The zoo is set among flower gardens and picnic areas.
While you’re exploring, you can also visit the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals and more. Hear the expert ‘Meet the Keepers’ – keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. You can also book a close-up encounter with one of the animals for a great photo opportunity.
Opening hours are 9.00am-5.00pm AEST every day.
Click here to find out what’s on at the zoo over the school holiday period, 24 June – 9 July 2023.
Pricing: Children 0-3 years FREE entry and for children 4-15 years entry is FREE on weekends and holidays! ($21 all other weekdays). Adults – $42 Concession $31.50 and Seniors $38.00