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Zoos Victoria: Melbourne Zoo Entry Ticket with Kangaroo Close Up Encounter

  • Melbourne
  • English
  • Flexible. Duration of Kangaroo Close-up is 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Entry to Melbourne Zoo
  • 2. Kangaroo Close Up Encounter
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Entry to Melbourne Zoo
  • 2. Kangaroo Close Up Encounter

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Melbourne
Address Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
How to get there ● By Public Transport
Please visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for up-to-date tram, train and bus times.

- By Tram
Tram 58 "West Coburg to Toorak" runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo.

- By Train
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.

- By Bus
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.

● By Car -
Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north from the city centre, within Royal Park, and a quick drive from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine). Parking Fees apply.
Operating hours
Zoo Opens Daily 09:00 - 17:00 Animal areas closed at 16:30
Kangaroo Close-up 11:15 - 11:30 Kangaroo Close-up duration is 15 minutes
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the property at least 30 minutes prior to your encounter time and present your tickets at the admissions counter on arrival. Please make your way to the designated meeting spot approximately 15 minutes prior to your encounter time.
What to bring/wear Enclosed shoes must be worn for Kangaroo Close-up Encounters
Other info ● Kangaroo Encounter Duration: 15 Minutes
● Capacity: Maximum 20 pax. 4 groups of up to 5 people
● Melbourne Zoo reserves the right to cancel an encounter due to an animal welfare issue. Due to animal behavioral issues, experiences may vary. All participants must agree to follow the keeper's instructions.

2 Overview

At Melbourne Zoo, you can meet over 300 different species from around the world, only minutes from the city centre! See majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran Tigers and Orang-utans swinging through the trees. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian bush setting. And discover our exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids. You will get the chance to learn all about our animals, our fight to save wildlife from extinction and what you can do to help.

Melbourne Zoo Entry Ticket with Kangaroo Close Up Encounter


Kangaroo Close Up Encounters

Melbourne Zoo's Close-up Encounters will bring you face-to-face with some of the most popular personalities. Meet the passionate and knowledgeable staff who will guide you into your favourite animals' exhibit for a chance to meet these amazing animals. The friendly staff will be on hand to help capture your Close-up moment. Please be sure to bring along your smart phone or point-and-shoot camera for our staff to operate. The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan up to 15 minutes to meet the host and keeper, and hear the safety briefing.

  • Time: 11:15
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Minimum age: 0 years
  • Max group size: 4 groups of up to 5 people
  • Restrictions: Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Enclosed shoes must be worn.


Our Animals
  • African Wild Dog
  • Asian Elephant
  • Asian Small-clawed Otter
  • Australian Fur Seal
  • Australian Pelican
  • Baw Baw Frog
  • Coati
  • Cotton-top Tamarin
  • Giant Tortoise
  • Gorilla
  • Hamadryas Baboon
  • Kangaroo Island Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Lion
  • Little Penguin
  • Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
  • Meerkat
  • Philippines Crocodile
  • Platypus
  • Red Panda
  • Regent Honeyeater
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Snow Leopard
  • Southern Corroboree Frog
  • Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
  • Stuttering Frog
  • Sumatran Orang-utan
  • Sumatran Tiger
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • White Cheeked Gibbons
  • Zebra


Zoo Highlights

At Melbourne Zoo, you can meet over 300 different species from around the world, only minutes from the city centre! 

  • Lion Gorge
  • Dare to enter Lion Gorge and come face-to-face with the magnificent African Wild Dog pack and hear all about this alert and agile hunter. Be amazed by one of the most awe-inspiring creatures on earth, the Philippines Crocodile.
  • Keeper Kids
  • In the Keeper Kids playspace, kids can experience what it's like to work at a zoo. The fun range of activities is designed to stimulate the imagination and nurture a connection with the natural world.
  • Orang-utan Sanctuary
  • At Orang-utan Sanctuary, you can visit the orang-utans in their treetop home. Walk the elevated boardwalk and watch them behave as they would in the wild: climbing, swinging, nesting and feeding high off the ground.
  • Growing Wild
  • Melbourne Zoo's Growing Wild exhibit is an exciting interactive area designed especially for children aged 3 to 8 years. Kids can patrol for danger alongside the Meerkats, burrow through tunnels and climb inside Giant Tortoise shells.
  • Wild Sea
  • Wild Sea, Melbourne Zoo's biggest ever exhibit, showcases the natural beauty and animal inhabitants of Victoria's coast and ocean, including penguins and seals.
  • Trail of the Elephants
  • The award-winning trail of the elephants invites visitors into an Asian village and garden setting which is home to the five Asian Elephants.
  • Butterfly House
  • The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo's most loved - and magical - experiences. Immerse yourself in the lush vegetation that is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.
  • Lemur Island
  • Discover what it's like to be a lemur as you walk and play amongst these charismatic animals. Enter Lemur Island through a rainforest tunnel then head up along a boardwalk toward the 'tree house' to discover the wonder of the world's rainforests.
  • Baboon Lookout
  • Baboon Lookout offers uninterrupted views through glass and across moats. You can watch the baboons play, groom and search for food on their grassland savannah, surrounded by large rocky outcrops, pools and palms.
  • Reptile House and World of Frogs
  • These two amazing adjoining areas Reptile House and World of Frogs display a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians from Australia and around the world.
  • Australian Bush
  • Australian Bush at Melbourne Zoo is home to some of Australia's most amazing and adored native animals. Don't miss seeing our mischievous Tasmanian Devil.
  • Landscapes and horticulture
  • The Zoological Gardens at Melbourne Zoo are among Victoria's most treasured gardens. Take your time to amble through the grounds and enjoy the natural beauty and carefully cultivated landscape.


Shows and Talks*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Please listen for announcements throughout the day for additional keeper talks or changes.

Time Name
10:30 Giant Tortoises
10:30 Koalas
11:00 Baboons
11:00 Elephants
11:30 Seals
11:30 Giraffe
12:00 Orange-utans
12:30 Gorillas
12:30 Lions
13:00 Meerkats
14:00 Elephants
15:15 Tigers
15:45 Penguins


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 37 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 36 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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