Perth Zoo

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Perth Zoo which includes zoo animals and land animals

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.

Top Hotels Close to Perth Zoo

The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments
The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
53 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth, WA
The price is $118 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in South Perth, 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 Watertown. ...
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DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is $128 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swan Bells Belltower and Hay Street Mall. Art Gallery of Western Australia ...
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Quest South Perth Foreshore
Quest South Perth Foreshore
4 out of 5
22 Harper Terrace, South Perth, WA
The price is $150 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Located in South Perth, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Old Mill Theatre and Perth Zoo. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Convention Exhibition ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)
"Well located, modern apartment style hotel. Close to all amenities, ferry to Perth CBD. Staff attended to a major issue we had promptly. Plenty of cafes etc nearby, very good IGA underneath hotel which sell all types of take away meals."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Quest South Perth Foreshore
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Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is $81 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is $128 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
Quest South Perth Foreshore
Quest South Perth Foreshore
4 out of 5
22 Harper Terrace, South Perth, WA
The price is $150 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Quest South Perth Foreshore
The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments
The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
53 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth, WA
The price is $118 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments
Mercure Perth
Mercure Perth
4 out of 5
10 Irwin Street, Perth, WA
The price is $98 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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Charming 2BR Apartment In A Great Location With WIFI & BBQ
Charming 2BR Apartment In A Great Location With WIFI & BBQ
Perth, WA
Charming 2BR Apartment In A Great Location With WIFI & BBQ
High Tor Apartment 6
High Tor Apartment 6
3.5 out of 5
6/154 Mill Point Road, South Perth, WA
High Tor Apartment 6
High Tor Apartment 75
High Tor Apartment 75
3.5 out of 5
75/154 Mill Point Road, South Perth, WA
High Tor Apartment 75
High Tor Apartment 104
High Tor Apartment 104
3.5 out of 5
104/154 Mill Point Road, South Perth, WA
High Tor Apartment 104
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.