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Melbourne Zoo

Elliott Ave
Parkville
(Royal Park)
Daily 9am—5pm
Adult $32.50, Child (0-15) $16.30 (children free on weekends & holidays)
Full details at website below
Website: Melbourne Zoo

Established in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo. It contains more than 350 animal species from Australia and around the world. It is a short distance from the city and can be accessed by car, train or a picturesque tram ride through Royal Park.

Meander through the African Rainforest where gorillas soak up the sunshine, orangutans play childishly, pygmy hippos drift lazily in a river & the big cats look at you as if you're lunch! Step into the steamy Butterfly House or the dimly-lit Reptile House. Or visit the Bushland Exhibit & be encircled by Australia's native wildlife.

Entrance to Melbourne Zoo

Trams to the racecourse and the zoo - poster 1930s

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