The Royal Melbourne Zoo is definitely worth a visit, particularly for the kids. There’s plenty to do, decent maps all over the zoo plus good food options for when you get hungry. The zoo also has evening performances and holiday activities for children so be sure to check out their website before you go. http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne
Open Hours and Prices
9:00am to 5:00pm every day of the year.
kids $13.20 (except they are free on holidays)
family tickets ranges from $68.50-$91.80 depending on numbers of kids with you.
You can buy online or via your phone to avoid the queues. In fact, when I was there facing a huge queue I
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Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport is easy.
Tram 55 runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo.
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
You can check www.ptv.vic.gov.au for up-to-date bus, tram and train times.
(Tip – use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Simply enter your starting address in the ‘From’ box and enter ‘Melbourne Zoo’ as a landmark in the ‘To’ box.)