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Melbourne Zoo: Australian Wildlife Tour Before Open Hours

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Melbourne Zoo: Australian Wildlife Tour Before Open Hours

From US$ 35.25 per person

Join a group of maximum 15 pax, for an exclusive ranger led tour. Visit the Melbourne Zoo before it opens to public and see the iconic Australia wildlife, such as koala, wombat, Tasmanian devils, colourful native birds and kangaroos.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 45 minutes
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The experience
  • Experience exclusive access to Melbourne Zoo before it is open to the public
  • Feed the kangaroos some breakfast
  • See iconic Australian wildlife
Full description
During the tour you will meet the passionate and knowledgeable staff at Melbourne Zoo for a koala presentation where you will get to learn quirky facts about these amazing animals. Continue on to see the kangaroos and emus, you’ll even have the opportunity to give the kangaroos some breakfast! Head underground to the wombat’s burrow where you can discover the habitat of this incredible creature which can weigh over 30kgs. Finish the tour by taking a walk through the captivating Great Flight Aviary and be amazed by the colours and sounds of the native birdlife including red-tailed black cockatoos, wonga pigeons, apostle birds, and jabiru, just to name a few. Or try your luck spotting parrots, honeyeaters, pigeons, ducks, and waders! You will then be walked to the Zoo exit with the choice to re-enter with general admission or continue on to explore Melbourne city.
  • Guided small group tour
  • Kangaroo feeding
  • Gift to take home
  • General admission
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia. Directions: 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.

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  • This price does not include general admission; however, it can be purchased seperately.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Worth it!

This was an awesome tour. We got much more out of this visit then you would from a normal zoo visit. Got to see and learn about so many of Australia's native wildlife and the cuddles with the kangaroos were fantastic. A special thank you to our zoo guide (I think her name was Hailey) she was wonderful! My only recommendation for this to improve was that it was quite unclear where to meet as when we arrived at the spot there was no-one there and the zoo staff had no idea what we were talking about. However, sure enough, the tour started from the correct spot and the correct time so no harm done!

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