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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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Lodging Near Perth Zoo

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Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth

99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
4.4
of 5, from 1,730 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

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.

$103
Pan Pacific Perth

Pan Pacific Perth

207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
4.4
of 5, from 5,397 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Overlooking the Swan River, this hotel is less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from the Perth Mint, Perth Concert Hall, Hay Street Mall, and Swan Bells bell tower. Cottesloe Beach is about 11 km (7 mi) away.

$99
Parmelia Hilton Perth

Parmelia Hilton Perth

14 Mill Street, Perth
4.5
of 5, from 3,929 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.

$66
Criterion Hotel Perth

Criterion Hotel Perth

560 Hay Street, Perth
3.9
of 5, from 1,571 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).

$109
The Peninsula

The Peninsula

53 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
4.3
of 5, from 396 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

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).

City and River Views

City and River Views

18N 9 Parker stSouth Perth, South Perth
0.0 out of 5.0

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

$99
Assured Waterside Apartments

Assured Waterside Apartments

29 Melville Parade, South Perth
4.0
of 5, from 301 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

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).

$98
Tribe Perth

Tribe Perth

4 Walker Avenue, West Perth
4.5
of 5, from 79 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

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).