Melbourne Zoo

Royal Park, Elliot Ave, Parkville
Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

My husband and I agreed that if there was only one purchase we could make toward our boys entertainment that it would be our Zoos Victoria membership. Healesville is a bit of a drive for us, but living in Melbourne’s west we have great access to Werribee Zoo, and Melbourne Zoos’ central location means that it is also easily accessible. In Melbourne our weather is inconsistent all year around- so the indoor spaces- Keeper Kids at Melbourne Zoo and Ranger Kids at Werribee Zoo means that you don’t have to retire the membership on days where it may or may not rain, hail or blow you away ;)

 

What we love MOST about Melbourne Zoo:

  • the elephants- their large exhibit means that there are several viewing platforms and observation decks and the nearby café has some great Asian food

  • the Lemur exhibit- my boys LOVE the movie Madagascar, so the amazing exhibit where you can walk amongst the Lemurs (or ‘King Juillian’s’ as Mr 3 refers to them as) is always a hit

  • the orangutan exhibit- there always seems to be a few orangutans or monkeys havinging out near the window or making some noice and the big glass windows mean you get a nice close up look at them. And it’s sheltered too it’s a great place to take refuge if the weather turns

  • keeper kids- I don’t know who loves this more- me or the kids? I get to have a little seat and relax while the boys dress up as vets and examine animals, do some ‘maintenance’ or play with the animals. If only those little vet outfits came in mum-size I doubt we’d ever leave ;)

  • the butterfly house- it is so beautiful and warm in there and you might be lucky enough to have a butterfly land on you

 

The zoo is quite large, I don’t think we’ve ever made it around the whole zoo in one trip, but having a membership means that we can come and go as frequently as we like. It is all pram friendly, even the underground seal exhibit. It is definitely one of Melbourne’s treasures.

 

http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne

 

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