Exploring Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

On my last full day in Melbourne, I met up with my friends from New Zealand and we spent half the day exploring Melbourne Zoo. I was excited to see a Koala hehe. Unfortunately when we passed by the Koala section he/she was way up in the tree and I couldn’t get a good photo with one, but at least I saw a little glimpse hehe. It was a lot of walking around but it was a good day! Click the link below to read more 🙂

Melbourne Zoo
Welcome to Melbourne Zoo!

How to get to Melbourne Zoo?

by Public Transport

by Tram Route 58 between West Coburg and Toorak runs via William Street in the city center every day (usually every 6 minutes), Stop 26 – stops directly outside the zoo
by TrainFrom Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Royal Park Station – just across the road from Melbourne Zoo’s rail gate entrance.
by BusBus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
by UberWhat we did! Easy and convenient
Price: around $15
Travel time: around 15 minutes

by Car

Melbourne Zoo is located just a few minutes north of the city center at Royal Park and is around 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine). Car parking is $2 for a five hour ticket.

by Shuttle

Melbourne City Sightseeing runs a convenient hop-on, hop-off shuttle service that services Melbourne Zoo 10 times a day. Stops at the main entrance on Elliott Avenue.

Melbourne Zoo Entrance
Entrance. Such a beautiful day as well!


You can buy online through their website (click here) or just buy at the entrance (see photo above).

Regular Prices

TicketsPrice (in AUD)Price (in PHP)
Children (4 to 15 y/o) – weekdays19.00674.31
Children (4 to 15 y/o) – weekends and holidaysFREE!!!FREE!!!

Weekday Family Saver

Available weekdays, except Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian Government School Holidays. Children 3 years and under receive FREE entry every day.

Includes:Price (in AUD)Price (in PHP)
2 Adults, 2 Children (save $19!)95.003,371.57
2 Adults, 3 Children (save $28.50!)104.503,708.73
2 Adults, 4 Children (save $38!)114.004,045.89
2 Adults, 5 Children (save $47.50!)123.504,383.05

Exchange rate as of August 2019: 1 AUD = PHP 35.49

What to see at Melbourne Zoo?

We walked around for around 2 to 3 hours (tiring!) but it was so nice to see all the different animals! We saw some Kangaroos, Zebras, Snow Leopards, Giant Tortoises, Red Pandas, Koalas, Tigers, Penguins and so so many more! Here’s a link to the zoo map (click here).

Sharing a couple of photos I took:

Melbourne Zoo
Meercats! This little guy was so cute!

Where to eat?

There are a lot of places to eat scattered around the zoo. Here are the list of restaurants/shops:

Lakeside Cafe – Á la carte dining
Zoo Bakery – Hot pastries and bakery treats
Macaw Pizza – Pizza and ice-cream
Giraffe Lookout Cafe – BBQ kransky’s and hot wraps
Meerkat Manor Cafe – Coffee, sandwiches and snacks
Wild Dogs – – Coffee, sandwiches and snacks
Elephant Kiosk – South-east Asian inspired menu
Macaw Takeaway – Burgers, fish and hot chips

We ate at Macaw Takeaway. I bought Hot Chips ($5), Vegetable Kebab Wrap ($11) and Bottled Water ($3)

Hot Chips
Hot chips with tomato ketchup, yum!!!

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