Melbourne Zoo offers animal-lovers a fun-packed experience.
From big cats to butterflies and everything in between, animal lovers have plenty to enjoy at the Melbourne Zoo.
Although the zoo originally opened in 1862, the 250-plus species of animals have the most modern facilities in state-of-the-art enclosures, and nearby too, just five minutes from the Melbourne CBD.
Trail of the Elephants
Find animals from all over the planet here. The award-winning Trail of the Elephants is an insight into the lives of the resident Asian elephants in a traditional village-garden setting.
The animals live in their treetop home and visitors wander down a bush track to meet their favorite Aussie animals, including kangaroos, koalas, and emus.
“roar and snore” twilight music concerts
With many wild encounters, including “roar and snore,” twilight music concerts, and behind-the-scene tours of some enclosures.
Zoos Victoria operates two other zoos: Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, and all run important conservation programs, including breeding and recovery work for endangered species.
Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville, Victoria
Official site: http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne