Happy Christmas banner

The Very Royal Melbourne Zoo
   Wildlife Encounters Large and Small   


Custom Search

You are here: Home | Melbourne Zoo

The City Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo and was modeled on London Zoo.

The zoo is set among flower gardens and picnic areas and contains more than 400 animal species from Australia and around the world.

The zoo was built over 150 years ago, covering 22 hectares (55 acres) of botanic-style gardens now housing environmental, enclosed habitat zones and just 4km from the city center.

Melbourne Zoological Gardens Information  - Select And Click Through.

image link to Zoo information
image link to zoo exhibits
image link to orangutans page
image link to meercats page
image link to penguins page
image link to pygmy hippo page

Click Any LARGE Image To View The Page Gallery

The Critically Endangered - Sumatran Tiger

Melbourne Zoo Critically Endangered - Sumatran Tiger compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/safetypinheart/5117018115/

Historic features such as the design of the Main Walk and an early 20th century menagerie exhibit are preserved in an area where visitors are able to see how the Zoo has matured.

Exhibition Of The Western Lowlands Gorilla

Melbourne Zoo gorilla compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/-wichid/4738180830/

Melbourne sightseeing and attraction pass click through image

The Sightseeing and Attraction Pass can save you heaps if you are doing a lot of touring. Just Click the image here for more details.

Lions are now classed as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (on the IUCN ‘red list’).

A thrilling sight to see is the feeding time for the lions as it is very obvious that there is sibling rivalry between the lions which makes for an exciting encounter!


The Lion Kings At The City Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Lions compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/carljoseph/4258487702/

Where are the Zoological Gardens?

The zoo is located within Royal Park on Elliot Avenue in Parkville, which is not very far from the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD)

Elliott Avenue

Parkville VIC 3052

(03) 9285 9300


- When you visited the Zoo what animal or animals did you find fascinating? 

- Is this your favorite of all the Zoo animals?

- WHY?

Click the link and tell us all about it.

Black Capped Capuchin Monkey

Melbourne Zoo black capped Capuchin compliments of  http://www.flickr.com/photos/carljoseph/4258449664/

A great way to budget when wanting to check out some of Melbourne's top  attractions is to use the Sightseeing and Attraction Pass

  • This is an attraction pass for Melbourne & Beyond with over $1000 worth of admission fees.
  • You can purchase a 2, 3,or 7 day pass for unlimited access to over 35 top attractions in Melbourne.
  • Valid for 12 months from purchase.
  • Featuring: Aquarium, Zoo, Eureka Skydeck, Penguin Parade and Visitor Center, Werribee Open Range Zoo and much more.

  Click Through For More Details  


And while you are wandering through the Melbourne Zoo exhibits don't forget to take a nostalgic ride on the historic carousel.

The Zoo's carousel was built in 1878 in England and imported to Australia in the 1880's. The carousel traveled the show circuit until 1963 before it finally arrived and settled at the Zoo.

The City Zoo Carousel

Melbourne Zoo carosel compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabl1992/2105515812/

If you are considering a short or long stay in Melbourne, Australia  allow my travel partner Booking.com look after all your Accommodation needs. Check out what my hometown has to offer, be it Hotel, Motel, Bed and Breakfast, Luxury or Budget style...it's all there.

Up Close And Personal At the Royal Melbourne Zoo

Here is a sample of the unique interaction that you and your family are able to have with some of the animals at the Zoo.


Extras To Do While You Are Here In Melbourne

Click onto any of the links below for more information

View Melbourne yesterday, today and tomorrow at the Melbourne Museum

Feed the Sharks at the Melbourne Aquarium

Feed the Australian Native Birds-Grants Picnic Grounds in the Dandenong Mountains


Back to Top

Sponsored Links image


Please note that some links on this page are to companies that I have an affiliation with. By that I mean that if you purchase a product through them I receive a very small commission. This way of earning income is termed Monetization and it is a way for me to keep my site out here for you to enjoy. I will only affiliate with companies that I feel offer value for money and excellent back up service. These are Companies that I personally have used to purchase products for myself, my family and my friends. To learn more please refer to my Disclaimer page

Come Check Out Family Getaways On Pinterest 
Click 'Follow on Pinterest'


Links to the website Homepage


DISCLAIMER: Family Getaways Melbourne makes no claim as to the accuracy of this information and takes no responsibility for incorrect or incomplete information or for actions based on the information in these pages, and accepts no liability to any person or organization for the information contained in these pages.

Site Map | Site Policies | Disclaimer | Contact Me