Leopard Lodge Melbourne Zoo
Address: 35 Poplar Road, Parkville
Phone: 03 9285 9440
With easy access via the Zoo Rail Entry Gate and overlooking the beautiful gardens and lawns, this venue is within lion’s roar of the big cats’ habitat – a suitably dramatic backdrop for the conference.
Getting to Melbourne Zoo is easy!
Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north from the city centre, within Royal Park, and a quick drive from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine).
The Leopard Lodge address is 35 Poplar Road, Parkville 3052. See Google Maps directions here.
AME can pre-book all day parking tickets for $2 a day. This ticket will need to be pre-ordered with the AME Office and picked up at the Rail Gate Entrance off Poplar Road. Otherwise, car parking costs $2 for a five hour ticket. The ticket machine does not accept less than $2 so you will need to make sure you have more than $2 on you. Please check that your parking ticket is correctly displayed on your dashboard before leaving your car, as the area is regularly monitored by City of Melbourne parking officers.
Tram 58 "West Coburg to Toorak" runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo. You will need to get off at the Royal Park / Melbourne Zoo Stop and enter the Zoo at the Rail Gate Entrance.
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
Please visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for up-to-date tram, train and bus times. (Tip: Use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Enter your starting address in the “From” box and enter “Melbourne Zoo” as a landmark in the “To” box).
Travelling from Regional Victoria
V/Line trains run from Geelong and Warrnambool, Ballarat, Maryborough and Ararat, Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca, Seymour, Shepparton and Albury, as well as Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale