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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.

Popular Activities at Perth Zoo

Ensure you have loads of time at Perth Zoo. Below are some of the most popular things to do:

Why don't you consider purchasing a Combo: Swan River Cruise & Perth Zoo Admission? It's one of the most exciting activities available here.

For even more activities, have a look at our Perth things to do page.


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Duxton Hotel Perth ¥9,613
Duxton Hotel Perth

Duxton Hotel Perth

1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    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.

    Hyatt Regency Perth ¥10,137
    Hyatt Regency Perth

    Hyatt Regency Perth

    99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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.

      Pan Pacific Perth ¥9,581
      Pan Pacific Perth

      Pan Pacific Perth

      207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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.

        The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments ¥10,026
        The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments

        The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments

        53 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth, WA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          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.

          Criterion Hotel Perth ¥4,643
          Criterion Hotel Perth

          Criterion Hotel Perth

          560 Hay Street, Perth, WA
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is steps 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.

            Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay ¥7,122
            Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

            Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

            193 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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.

              Four Points by Sheraton Perth ¥7,818
              Four Points by Sheraton Perth

              Four Points by Sheraton Perth

              707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre, and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square are also within 10 minutes. Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 10 minutes.

                Fraser Suites Perth ¥10,006
                Fraser Suites Perth

                Fraser Suites Perth

                10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the business district, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of WACA and Perth Mint. Optus Stadium and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 19 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 21 minutes.