On Sunday the 31st March, I decided to take the family to the Melbourne Zoo.  The weather was perfect, about 28 degrees.  Melbourne Zoo has over 300 species from around the world.  It looks like this is going to be a long day, full of excitement and lots of animals to look at.

Melbourne Zoo is located at Elliott Avenue, Parkville, VIC, 3052. Melways reference is 43 E1.

Car parking costs $2 for 5 hours.


Adults $30.00

Child 0 – 3 FREE

Child 4 – 15 $13.20

Concession $23.00

Open 9am – 5pm every day of the year



The Butterfly House

The Butterfly House is heated to 28 degrees all year round and is home to hundreds of coloured native butterflies.  The Butterfly House has just recently gone under restoration that will help reduce environmental impact.  This was one of my favourite things to do at the Zoo and my daughter just loved looking at the butterflies floating around.


The Elephant enclosure is absolutely spectacular. We were lucky enough to be there right on feeding time.  They held all he elephants in one area while they placed their food all over the enclosure and then let them all in one by one.  Mali (the baby elephant) was the first elephant calf ever born at Melbourne Zoo. She was born 16 January 2010.

Other Animals

There are so many other animals to go and see including Emus, Zebras, Tigers, Gorillas, Baboons, Lions, Bears, Penguins, Meerkats, Seals, Wombats, Bugs, Reptiles and Giraffes to name a few.

I will definitely be coming back to visit The Melbourne Zoo very soon when my daughter is a little older.  She had a fantastic time, and its such a beautiful place to visit with the family.




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