The entrance to Melbourne Zoo
The entrance to Melbourne Zoo
Elliott Avenue Parkville 3052
(Melways Ref: 43 E1)
MELBOURNE ZOO

Melbourne Zoo has been open since 1862 and is considered as the oldest zoo in Australia. Housing around 450 species of animals it is a must to see on a visit to Melbourne.

Featured exhibits are elephants, tigers, orangutans, pygmy hippopotamus and lions.

Great attention has been paid to recreate an Afican an Asian Rainforest and there is a special warm aviary section housing birds and butterflies.

A must to see is the Orangutan Sanctuary which has been designed to replicate the tree-top living Orangutan's are used to in their natural habitat.

The sanctuary is actually an elevated treetop boardwalk which gives visitors the opportunity to get as close as possible to these amazing animals and watch them playing , climbing and juat going about their day to day routine.

INFORMATION ON MELBOURNE ZOO

Hours: Melbourne Zoo is open every day of the year.

9.00am - 5.00pm (including Christmas Day and all public holidays)

Adults:(16 years and over) $24.80
Children: (4 to 15 years, children under 4 years free) $12.40
Adult Concession: (16 years and over) $19.20
Seniors Concession: $22.30
Concession (including health care cardholders) -$11.90

Family Passes
  • $7 per additional child up to 5 children)
  • (2 Adults & 1 Child) $56.80
  • (2 Adults & 2 Children) $56.80
  • (2 Adults & 3 Children) $64.00
  • (2 Adults & 4 Children) $71.20
  • (2 Adults & 5 Children) $78.40

  • Disabled Admission (No GST on admission)

    Disabled Adult: 16 and over $19.20

    Disabled Child: 4-15 $6.00

    Carer: Accompanying the disabled individual Free

    Group Discounts: 20-49 Adult Tickets: 10% discount $22.30
    50 and over Adult Tickets: 20% discount $19.80

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    A very happy Gorilla in the Melbourne Zoo..   The Giraffe family at Melbourne Zoo.
    The Giraffe family at Melbourne Zoo.
      Inside the Bird Aviary at Melbourne Zoo.  An Indian Elephant in his special enclosure at the Melbourne Zoo.  A Hairy Nose Wombat at Melbourne Zoo.

    An Orangutan having a snack at the Melbourne Zoo.   Lions at the Melbourne Zoo.   A Monkey having a break at the Melbourne Zoo.   A Brown Bear at the Melbourne Zoo.   A Zebra having lunch at the Melbourne Zoo.

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    The entrance to Werribee Open Range Zoo
    THE WERRIBEE OPEN RANGE ZOO

    Thirty minutes from Melbourne one can find the Werribee Open Range Zoo a truely unique Wildlife Park in Australia.
    Werribbee Open Range Zoo is located on over 250 hectares of river floodplains and volcanic grasslands, every effort had been made that the animals can live as close to their natural conditions as possible.

    Animals from Australia, Africa and Asia can be found wandering around.

    Tours are regularly conducted by trained safari guides who give a personal and informed explanation of the animals and what makes each one unique.

    There is an Africa style Walking Trail allows visitors to come face to face with a range of smaller African species, including Cheetah, Serval Cats, Vervet Monkeys and Waterbuck.

    The Volcanic Plains Walk takes visitors on a journey into Victoria's endangered indigenous grasslands via a walking trail through an accurately recreated landscape with views of native animals along the way, including kangaroos, wallabies and emus.

    INFORMATION ON WERRIBEE OPEN RANGE ZOO

    Hours: Werribee Open Range Zoo is open every day of the year.

    9.00am - 5.00pm (including Christmas Day and all public holidays)

    Adults:(16 years and over) $24.80
    Children: (4 to 15 years, children under 4 years free) $12.40
    Adult Concession: (16 years and over) $19.20
    Seniors Concession: $22.30
    Concession (including health care cardholders) -$11.90

    Family Passes
  • $7 per additional child up to 5 children)
  • (2 Adults & 1 Child) $56.80
  • (2 Adults & 2 Children) $56.80
  • (2 Adults & 3 Children) $64.00
  • (2 Adults & 4 Children) $71.20
  • (2 Adults & 5 Children) $78.40

  • Disabled Admission (No GST on admission)

    Disabled Adult: 16 and over $19.20

    Disabled Child: 4-15 $6.00

    Carer: Accompanying the disabled individual Free

    Group Discounts: 20-49 Adult Tickets: 10% discount $22.30
    50 and over Adult Tickets: 20% discount $19.80

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    Two Hippopotamus having a hard day at work at the Werribee Open Range Zoo.   The Giraffe family at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   A Merkat keeping an eye on the visitors at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   A Camel at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   A Rhinoceros family taking it easy at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

    The King of Beast wandering around at the Werribee Open Range Zoo.   A mighty photo showing a group of wild animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   A Cheetah having a bite to eat at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   A Rhino and a Zebra having lunch at Werribee Open Range Zoo.   Two Lions taking it easy at the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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    The entrance to Healesville Sanctuary
    HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY

    Birds of Prey:Don’t miss the amazing Birds of Prey Presentation every day at noon and 2.30pm.

    It is a free-flying display featuring raptors such as kites, owls and falcons and Australia’s largest – the Wedge-tailed Eagle.
    Healesville Sanctuary is opposite the driveway from Sanctuary Park Cottages and entry is within walking distance(3.5km).

    The Sanctuary is world renowned, and provides up-close access to more than 200 species of Australian wildlife in a natural bush environment.

    INFORMATION ON HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY

    Hours: Healesville Sanctuary is open every day of the year.

    9.00am - 5.00pm (including Christmas Day and all public holidays)

    The total Sanctuary journey is approximately 3km and while an average visit takes three hours, you can easily spend the day.

    Adults:(16 years and over) $24.80
    Children: (4 to 15 years, children under 4 years free) $12.40
    Adult Concession: (16 years and over) $19.20
    Seniors Concession: $22.30
    Concession (including health care cardholders) -$11.90

    Family Passes
  • $7 per additional child up to 5 children)
  • (2 Adults & 1 Child) $56.80
  • (2 Adults & 2 Children) $56.80
  • (2 Adults & 3 Children) $64.00
  • (2 Adults & 4 Children) $71.20
  • (2 Adults & 5 Children) $78.40

  • Disabled Admission (No GST on admission)

    Disabled Adult: 16 and over $19.20

    Disabled Child: 4-15 $6.00

    Carer: Accompanying the disabled individual Free

    Group Discounts: 20-49 Adult Tickets: 10% discount $22.30
    50 and over Adult Tickets: 20% discount $19.80

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    A pair on Echidnas wandering around at the Healesville Sanctuary.   Kangaroos sunbaking at the Healesville Sanctuary.   A Koala having a sleep in a Gum Tree at the Healesville Sanctuary.   A Wedgetail Eagle at the Healesville Sanctuary..   Kookaburras at the Healesville Sanctuary.

    A Goanna sunbaking at Healesville Sanctuary.   An echidna, the oldest surviving mammal in the world.   The Birds of Prey Show  at Healesville Sanctuary a major tourist attraction.   A Platypus at the Healesville Sanctuary.   A Kangaroo at the Healesville Sanctuary.

    A Koala having lunch in his tree at the Healesville Sanctuary.   A Lyrebird wandering aroung at Healesville Sanctuary.   One of the many walktracks  at the Healesville Sanctuary.   A Tassy Devil at the  Healesville Sanctuary.   Kookaburras at the Healesville Sanctuary.

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    The Melbourne Aquarium
    THE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

    Melbourne Aquarium is the newest and most state-of-the-art aquarium in Australia.
    Not to be missed is the 360 degree Oceanarium which houses giant sharks and stingrays – witness the incredible live feeding presentations held twice each day.

    Also experience the beautiful Great Barrier Reef exhibit, the touch pools, or be dazzled by the coral atoll with its colourful coral and tropical creatures.

    If you are looking for something different, '5-Star Functions' at Melbourne Aquarium can turn any function into a great splash!

    INFORMATION ON THE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

    Hours: Melbourne Aquarium is open every day of the year.

    9.30am - 6.00pm every day of the year including public holidays

    Last admissions are 1 hour prior to closing times. It is recommended that approximately 2 to 2.5 hours be allowed for your visit the Melbourne Aquarium

    EXTENDED OPENING TIMES: From 1st - 26th January Melbourne Aquarium is open from 9.30am until 9.00pm.

    Adults: $26.50
    Children: (3 to 15) $16.00
    Concession: $18.00

    Family Passes
  • Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): $75.00
  • (1 adult & up to 3 children): $55.00
  • Additional Children: $11.50
  • Melbourne Aquarium provides people in wheelchairs full access to all exhibits.
    Each floor of the aquarium is accessible via either a lift or ramp.
    Each level also has wheechair acessible toilets.

    CONTACT: Melbourne Aquarium
    Cnr King & Flinders Streets
    Melbourne 3000
    Victoria Australia
    A stingray and fish hard at work at the Melbourne Aquarium.  A Stingray and fish swiiming around at the Melbourne Aquarium.    a Stingray at the Melbourne Aquarium.   Feeding time at the Melbourne Aquarium.   a Shark on patrol in the Melbourne Aquarium.

    A huge jellyfish in the Melbourne Aquarium.   Feeding a Shark in the Melbourne Aquarium.   A fish swimming in the coral at  the Melbourne Aquarium.   People watching feeding time at  the Melbourne Aquarium.   A Stingray at  the Melbourne Aquarium.

    An Octopus  at  the Melbourne Aquarium.   A Shark closeup at  the Melbourne Aquarium.   That Stringray and friends swimming around at the Melbourne Aquarium.   A Turtle  at the Melbourne Aquarium.   A crocodile  at the Melbourne Aquarium.

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