Koalas at Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Wildlife & zoos

Featuring a state of the art aquarium and award-winning zoos along with abundant parklands teeming with native wildlife, you don't have to go far in Melbourne to experience the wonders of the natural world.

Animals from around the world
See Melbourne Zoo's newest arrival, Mali the baby elephant, and discover the incredible orang-utan sanctuary. Head to the city to visit the colourful and scary creatures of the deep at Melbourne Aquarium, or take the train to Werribee and see rhinos, giraffes, zebras and hippos on grassy plains.

Native wildlife
The city's parks and gardens are home to a wide range of wildlife. Spot brush-tailed and ringtail possums in the Fitzroy and Treasury gardens on winter evenings, and admire the abundant birdlife including rosellas and lorikeets. Spend a day at the Royal Botanic Gardens, a natural sanctuary for native wildlife such as the black swans, cockatoos and kookaburras.

Animal Farm Diggers Rest

Animal Land Children's Farm

Animal Land Children's Farm was originally established in 1985 with a goal provide children with a wonderful place to learn about farm animals. Meet...

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Walking around the rabbits and dogs.

Chesterfield Farm

Come to Chesterfield Farm and experience a little bit of farm life in the city, on a real working farm. Milk a cow, feed and play with the baby farm...

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Collingwood Childrens Farm

Collingwood Children's Farm

Collingwood Children's Farm is only five kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, nestled on a bend of the Yarra River lies seven hectares of...

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Lions at Lion Gorge

Melbourne Zoo

Get up close with more than 250 species as you explore rainforests, bushland and underwater worlds. Don't miss the zookeeper talks and feeding times!

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Award winning Wallaby Walk at Moonlit Sanctuary

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to 50 Australian species. Many including about...

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Seahorse - Seahorse Pier

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.

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Zebra's at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.

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