Melbourne Zoo is a fantastic place to visit for all animal lovers. There are so many animals to see at the zoo that you will want to stay the whole day.
The zoo is located in Parkville and easily accessible via the Brunswick train line from the city. Simply depart at Royal Park station and the zoo is right there. Much easier than driving, however, there is car parking available at the zoo.
Children 3-15 years old age are free to enter the zoo on weekends and school holidays, which makes it an affordable family trip out. Adults do need to pay, however, they have concession and senior discounts as well. Buying a zoo membership might be the cheapest option, as it is only $108 for an adult for twelve months, plus you get access to the two other zoos in Victoria - Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
Some of the beautiful animals you will see at the zoo are the Asian elephant, Australian fur seal, gorillas, lions, baboons, tigers, tortoises, penguins, leopards, snakes, meerkats and zebras, among others!
The zoo is quite large but if you get there early enough, you will have lots of time to spend wandering the amazing vicinity.
There are daily talks by the keepers between 10:30am until 3:30pm about different animals. This is very interesting and children will be amused by this as long as they don't mind sitting still and listening for a short amount of time.
You will be spoilt for choice on where to eat for lunch as there's lots of eateries around the zoo venue. Lakeside Cafe is good for families who want to sit down and relax while seeing the beautiful views.
Zoo Bakery is great for kids as they offer a kids meal with a pop top drink. They serve gourmet pies and sausage rolls plus sweet treats.
Meerkat Manor is my favourite because you can view the funny meerkats while you wat. The food is very nice and reasonably priced.
Don't forget to check out the zoo's epic gift shop, which sells a range of animal stuffed toys, stationery, clothing, games, hats, and more,
Overall, I love the Melbourne Zoo and I would visit again in the future. Click here to head to the Zoo website.