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 🙂
- How to get to Melbourne Zoo?
- by Public Transport
- by Car
- by Shuttle
- Regular Prices
- Weekday Family Saver
- What to see at Melbourne Zoo?
- Where to eat?
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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 Train||From 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 Bus||Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.|
|by Uber||What we did! Easy and convenient|
Price: around $15
Travel time: around 15 minutes
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.
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.
You can buy online through their website (click here) or just buy at the entrance (see photo above).
|Tickets||Price (in AUD)||Price (in PHP)|
|Children (4 to 15 y/o) – weekdays||19.00||674.31|
|Children (4 to 15 y/o) – weekends and holidays||FREE!!!||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!)||95.00||3,371.57|
|2 Adults, 3 Children (save $28.50!)||104.50||3,708.73|
|2 Adults, 4 Children (save $38!)||114.00||4,045.89|
|2 Adults, 5 Children (save $47.50!)||123.50||4,383.05|
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:
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)
- Exploring Angkor Wat And Siem Reap
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Queen Victoria Market Day
- Exploring Melbourne Zoo