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Gembira Loka Zoo

Cross the bridges on the Gajahwong River to see the Komodo dragons, orangutans and hippos that inhabit this eclectic zoo.

The Gembira Loka Zoo is a vast complex containing many animal enclosures, a botanical garden and scenic grounds. Spread out across a picturesque region of 54 acres (22 hectares), the zoo contains around 470 animals. Bring the kids to the children’s park for a fun day out with the family.

Spot some of the most intriguing animals, such as the Komodo dragons, the viper snakes and the bear cats. Tropical birds, including parrots, add color and grace to the collection.

Meander through the trees that make up the orchid nursery. Lay down a blanket on the banks of the large artificial lake and enjoy a picnic. The botanical garden contains an interesting range of plant species, with a mosque in its center.

Bring your kids to the touch pool, where they can dip their hands in water and feel the slippery skin of the aquatic creatures. Let fish nibble the dry skin of your feet in the fish therapy section.

Ride a boat on the river for a thrilling ride. Choose from speedboats, catamarans and bumper boats. Take a pedal boat out on the water with your kids or ride the thrilling banana boat orca. Transport is just as innovative on the ground, with elephant and camel rides available. Drive an ATV four-wheeler through a dirt track.

Visit the zoo daily from early morning until late afternoon. Note that the entrance fee is slightly higher on weekends and public holidays.

The Gembira Loka Zoo is about 2 miles  (3 kilometers) east of the central part of Yogyakarta. Drive east for around 10 minutes to the Kusumanegara area to get here. Ride a bus from Malioboro Street to the Gembira Loka Zoo stop.


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Lodging Near Gembira Loka Zoo

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RedDoorz @ Veteran

RedDoorz @ Veteran

Jln. Veteran, Gang ranudimejo,, Yogyakarta
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Umbulharjo, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo, De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum, and Pakualaman Palace. Museum Sasmitaloka Panglima Besar Jenderal Sudirman and Batik Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$18
Airy JEC Raya Janti 22 Yogyakarta

Airy JEC Raya Janti 22 Yogyakarta

Jl Raya Janti No 22 Banguntapan Bantul, Yogyakarta
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Yogyakarta, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo, Museum Kekayon, and Plaza Ambarrukmo. Affandi Museum and Museum Dirgantara are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Grand Serayu Hotel

Grand Serayu Hotel

Jalan Kusuma Negara No. 168, Umbulharjo, Yogyakarta
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Umbulharjo, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo, Pakualaman Palace, and Museum Sasmitaloka Panglima Besar Jenderal Sudirman. Batik Museum and Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$9
RedDoorz @ Rejowinangun Kota Gede

RedDoorz @ Rejowinangun Kota Gede

Jalan Rejowinangun No. 26B, Yogyakarta
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Yogyakarta, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo and Museum Kekayon. De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum and Kotagede are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$18
Airy Bantul Wonocatur 12 Banguntapan Yogyakarta

Airy Bantul Wonocatur 12 Banguntapan Yogyakarta

Jl Wonocatur No 12 Bantul, Banguntapan
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Banguntapan, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo, Museum Kekayon, and Plaza Ambarrukmo. Museum Dirgantara and Affandi Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$12
Airy Kotagede Rejowinangun 26 Yogyakarta

Airy Kotagede Rejowinangun 26 Yogyakarta

No. B, Jl. Rejowinangun No.26, Kotagede, Yogyakarta
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Yogyakarta, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo and Museum Kekayon. De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum and Kotagede are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$21
favehotel Kusumanegara

favehotel Kusumanegara

Jalan Kusumanegara No. 91, Yogyakarta
4.1
of 5, from 27 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Umbulharjo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pakualaman Palace, Museum Sasmitaloka Panglima Besar Jenderal Sudirman, and Gembira Loka Zoo. Batik Museum and Taman Pintar Science Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

POP! Hotel Timoho Yogyakarta

POP! Hotel Timoho Yogyakarta

Jalan Ipda Tut Harsono No. 11, Yogyakarta
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Umbulharjo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gembira Loka Zoo, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta, and Batik Museum. Affandi Museum and Lippo Plaza Jogja are also within 2 mi (3 km).