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With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the 1.7-million-square-metre Perth Zoo dates all the way back to 1898 and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors year on year. Holidaymakers flock here to admire the local wildlife they can learn so much about, alongside a range of other exhibits demonstrating species from four different continents around the world.
Check out the Australian Bushwalk section for a fascinating insight into the region’s wildlife. With marsupials such as koalas, red kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, not to mention amazing Tasmanian devils, there are plenty of animals to see and admire. In the Australian Wetlands section you can spot local birds, crocodiles, frogs and tortoises before heading to Nocturnal House to see spiders, reptiles, birds and much more.
Explore the Reptile Encounter to see native snakes, lizards and turtles, before checking out the Penguin Plunge and its 50,000-litre pool and its reefs, beaches and plant life. Elsewhere you’ll find the African Savannah where you can feed giraffes as well as see the rhinos and lions along with the hyenas, cheetahs and baboons.
In the Animals of the Americas section you’ll get to see a rare Galapagos tortoise along with the marmosets, alligators and macaws. In the Asian Rainforest there are orang-utans, sun bears and Komodo dragons along with towering Asian elephants.
Make sure you spend some time with the zoo’s botanic collection, with incredible plants from across the country, including everything from roses to huge palm trees.
Located in the south of Perth just over three kilometres from the city centre, the Perth Zoo is open every day including major holidays. If you’re coming by car, you’ll have to pay to park in the nearby streets. Public transport is also available; you can board the ferry to Mends Street Jetty too. Under-16s can enter for half the price.
Make the most of your time spent at Perth Zoo. Here is a list of the most popular activities:
Want to experience this famed attraction in the most memorable way? Then you can't go past a Combo: Swan River Cruise & Perth Zoo Admission.
If you're seeking even more activities, check out our Perth things to do page.
Situated in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint and WACA are also within 15 minutes. Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Perth Mint, and Royal Perth Hospital. Elizabeth Quay and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 10 minutes by foot and Perth Esplanade Station is 14 minutes.
Situated on the riverwalk, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Perth Zoo, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and RAC Arena. Watertown and Perth Mint are also within 3 mi (5 km). Perth Esplanade Station is 29 minutes by foot.
Located in the heart of East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and St. Mary's Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Perth Mint and Elizabeth Quay. RAC Arena and WACA are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Station is 9 minutes by foot and Perth Underground Station is 10 minutes.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from St George's Terrace and Hay Street Mall. Perth Mint and Royal Perth Hospital are also within 10 minutes. Perth Station is 7 minutes by foot and Perth Underground Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. WACA and Murray Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 13 minutes.
Situated in East Perth, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Mint and WACA. Royal Perth Hospital and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 15 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 17 minutes.