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Perth Zoo

Feed the graceful giraffes, observe playful penguins, and admire the dangerous creepy crawlies and cute pouched animals that Australia is so famous for.

Perth Zoo is home to 1,200 different animals of more than 160 species. The 41-acre (17-hectare) facility has been open every single day since 1898 and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. There are seven exhibits that span four continents and house some of the planet’s most fascinating creatures. However, the local wildlife is perhaps the biggest attraction.

To see the region’s unique wildlife first, visit the Australian Bushwalk section. Learn all about the pouched marsupials, which include koalas, red kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. You’ll also spot Tasmanian devils, which are endemic to Australia’s southern island state. Move on to the Australian Wetlands to admire local birds, crocodiles, frogs and tortoises. Wander through Nocturnal House for a look at the spiders, reptiles and birds that roam the surrounding desert after dark.

Gaze at native snakes, lizards and turtles at the Reptile Encounter. Visit Penguin Plunge to see dozens of penguins splash and play in the 13,200-gallon (50,000-liter) pool complete with reefs, beaches and coastal flora. Make your way to the African Savannah to feed giraffes, look at rhinos and admire the mighty lions. You’ll also see hyenas, cheetahs and baboons.

Get up-close to a rare Galapagos tortoise or gaze at marmosets, alligators and colorful macaws in Animals of the Americas. Head over to the Asian Rainforest to see orangutans, sun bears and Komodo dragons. You can also watch slippery otters play in their glass-sided tank and see dusty Asian elephants.

The zoo also has its own botanical collection that features everything from roses to giant palm trees. Take a walk to see the wide array of stunning plants from around Australia.

The Perth Zoo is located in South Perth, about two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the city center, across the Swan River. Pay to park in the surrounding streets or take public transport. You can also board the ferry to Mends Street Jetty. The zoo is open daily, including major holidays. Children under 16 years old only pay half the admission price.


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Hyatt Regency Perth $119
Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth

99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 1,780 reviews
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    Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park, and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint and WACA Ground are also within 15 minutes.

    Parmelia Hilton Perth $73
    Parmelia Hilton Perth

    Parmelia Hilton Perth

    14 Mill Street, Perth
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 3,988 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Parmelia Hilton Perth lies across the road from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and is minutes from the Swan River, King's Park and Elizabeth Quay, and only a 25-minute drive from Perth Airport. The property's is also walking distance to Perth Arena and only a short drive to the new Optus Stadium.

      The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments $103
      The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments

      The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments

      53 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 433 reviews
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        Situated on the riverwalk, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Old Mill Theatre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Kings Park War Memorial. Perth Mint and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Criterion Hotel Perth $50
        Criterion Hotel Perth

        Criterion Hotel Perth

        560 Hay Street, Perth
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 1,590 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playhouse Theatre and Perth Mint. WACA Ground and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          City and River Views
          City and River Views

          City and River Views

          , South Perth
             
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in South Perth, this property is close to Old Mill Theatre, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Kings Park War Memorial. Also nearby are Perth Mint and WACA Ground.

            Assured Waterside Apartments $88
            Assured Waterside Apartments

            Assured Waterside Apartments

            29 Melville Parade, South Perth
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 313 reviews
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              Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Old Mill and Old Mill Theatre. Perth Zoo and Swan Brewery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Tribe Perth $77
              Tribe Perth

              Tribe Perth

              4 Walker Avenue, West Perth
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 127 reviews
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                Located in the heart of West Perth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jacobs Ladder, Domain Stadium, and Kings Park War Memorial. Kings Park and Botanic Garden and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Pagoda Resort & Spa $108
                Pagoda Resort & Spa

                Pagoda Resort & Spa

                112 Melville Parade, Como
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 236 reviews
                  4.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated on the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Perth Zoo and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Kings Park War Memorial. Old Mill Theatre and Perth Hockey Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).