Melbourne Zoo, Victoria, Australia (with Map & Photos)

The Melbourne Zoo first met visitors in 1862. It was organized from the Zoological Society of Victoria, where animals imported into Australia from other continents were acclimatized and quarantined. This society was located on the territory of the modern Royal Botanic Gardens. A few years later, the government allocated a piece of land where a modern zoo was built.

Zoo in Melbourne
Melbourne Zoo

Today, The Melbourne Zoo can be safely called one of the oldest and one of the largest in the world. Geographically, it is divided into bioclimatic zones, which contain representatives of fauna and flora by habitat. On an area of ​​22 hectares, 350 species of animals live here, brought here from different parts of the world.

Throughout its existence, the Melbourne Zoo delights visitors with unusual offers. Until 1961, you could ride elephants here! Today, entertainment is less exotic, here you can arrange a family or corporate picnic, organize a wedding ceremony, hold business negotiations or a scientific conference.

Zoo Melbourne
Melbourne Zoo

Animals of Australia are presented in a separate enclosure in the zoo, where everyone can enter. Surprisingly, neither kangaroos, nor koalas, nor ostriches are completely fearless and practically do not react to people.

A visit to the zoo is paid. Entrance fee: US $ 16 for adults, US $ 7.6 for children, discounts for families - US $ 40.

Address Melbourne Zoo
Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052

Melbourne Zoo Map