Meet some of Melbourne’s most exciting and endearing creatures at one of the city’s amazing wildlife zoos, parks and aquariums. From native Australian animals to Southern Ocean marine animals, there are few places in the world where you’ll come face-to-face with such unique and fascinating creatures.
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne at Melbourne Zoo; experience an African adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo; explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary; or get a glimpse of life underwater at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
You won’t believe how many animals are at Melbourne Zoo. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in beautiful natural settings just five minutes from the city centre.
Experience an African adventure on over 200 hectares of beautiful natural surrounds at the Werribee Open Range Zoo just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Get on board a guided safari across the unique open range savannah and spot rhinos, giraffes, endangered African antelopes and zebras.
Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region. Wander along the tranquil tracks and meet iconic Australian animals, including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds.
Go underwater at the Melbourne Aquarium and enjoy all that the world’s oceans have to offer. Be amazed by Australia’s unique water life, or dive with the sharks for a true adrenaline rush (bookings required).