Melbourne Zoo tickets and discounts for January 2021

Discover and interact with native animals for less with the latest Melbourne Zoo discounts and promo codes.


Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo is the oldest zoo in Australia and is home to more than 320 animals from Australia and around the world. The zoo has a goal to be the world's leading zoo-based conservation organisation, with current local and international initiatives in place including the recovery of 27 threatened native species.

Visitors can book up-close encounters with lemurs, giraffes, kangaroos, tortoises, meerkats and seals. Children under the age of 16 receive free entry to Melbourne Zoo on weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian school holidays.

Latest Melbourne Zoo promo codes

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Melbourne attractions pass from $165

Available for travel on select dates in 2021. Includes up to 5 attractions visit like Eureka Skydeck 88, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne River Cruises, AAT Kings Melbourne, Ice Bar Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Melbourne Zoo's coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation and changes policy update

As of 25 March 2020, Melbourne Zoo has temporarily closed. The zoo plans to re-open as soon as possible, and we'll update any opening dates here once announced.

Frequently asked questions about Melbourne Zoo

How do I get to Melbourne Zoo?

If you are travelling from Melbourne CBD, you can get to Melbourne Zoo via tram and train. Trains go between Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line, stopping at Royal Park Station, which is across the road from Melbourne Zoo's entrance. The route 58 tram between West Coburg and Toorak stops via William Street in the city, with services departing approximately every 6 minutes and arriving at tram stop 26 directly outside Melbourne Zoo.

What time does Melbourne Zoo open?

Melbourne Zoo is open from 9am–5pm year round. The animal exhibits close from 4:30pm daily.

What animals are at Melbourne Zoo?

Melbourne Zoo is separated into sections.

  • Australian Bush: Koalas, Tasmanian devils, emus, kangaroos and kookaburras.
  • Trail of the Elephants: Elephants, otters, tigers, orangutans and a butterfly house.
  • Lion Gorge: African wild dogs, lions, Philippine crocodiles, coatis, snow leopards and Sumatran tigers.
  • Main Trail: Red pandas, siamangs, tropical birds, zebras, giraffes, baboons, Malayan tapirs, reptiles, frogs, tortoises and platypuses.
  • Wild Sea: Australia pelicans, seals, fish, seahorses and penguins.
  • Gorilla Rainforest: Lemurs, gorillas, hippopotamuses, gibbons, spider monkeys and tamarins.

How big is Melbourne Zoo?

The zoo covers 55 acres of land within Royal Park in Parkville.

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