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Wildlife & zoos

Look out for iconic Australian wildlife dotted across the landscape and see if you can catch a glimpse of rare creatures like the Tasmanian devil, platypus and echidna, who call Victoria's national parks and reserves home.

Around the state

Birdwatchers will love the 350 species of birdlife, including kookaburras, lyrebirds and brightly coloured parrots. Looking for bigger thrills? Head to the coast to see migrating whales or take a Port Phillip Bay cruise to see the dolphins and seals. Round out your trip with a visit to the little penguins of Phillip Island to watch them waddle up the beach at dusk.

Round the corner

Closer to home, visit Melbourne Zoo to see native animals along with exotic lizards, snakes, big cats and Thai elephants. Embark on an adventure at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. See zebras, giraffes, hippos and even a pride of lions, as you're driven by ranger on an off road safari. For a close-up encounter with unique Australian wildlife, make your way to the Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley.

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Seals

Watch seals at play along Victoria's south coast, from the Great Ocean Road to the Phillip Island.

Whale watching

Watch southern right whales and blue whales from the shoreline of southwest Victoria each year.

Kangaroos

You can spot kangaroos in the wild in many parts of Victoria, including areas close to Melbourne.

Dolphins

Join an expedition to watch, swim with or cruise alongside Port Phillip Bay's bottlenose dolphins.

Wombats

With a bit of luck and eagle eyes, you can spot wombats in Gippsland and the Great Ocean Road.

Emus

You have a good chance of encountering emus in Victoria's national parks, wildlife parks and zoos.

Koalas

Victoria is the place to spot cuddly koalas, with the Great Ocean Road prime viewing territory.

Penguins

Experience the electricity of seeing your first little penguins waddling on a Phillip Island beach.

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Zoos, sanctuaries & farms

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Kyabram Fauna Park

The Park has the second largest collection of Australian Fauna in Victoria, including Koalas,...

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Cuddle koalas and feed kangaroos at this award-winning ecotourism park set in beautiful bushland.

Myuna Farm

Myuna Farm is a well-known community farm, located along the banks of Dandenong Creek in south-east...

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian wildlife in...

Panorama Garden Estate

Enjoy a great day out visiting one of Australia's largest private gardens and wildlife reserves at...

Warrook Farm

Warrook is living history, a full working farm over 100 years old. Take a step back in time,...

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Great Ocean Road

See amazing wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region from whale watching to spotting koalas.

Phillip Island

See Phillip Island's little penguins emerge from the water, and get up close to koalas and seals.

Geelong & the Bellarine

Explore a diverse landscape home to an array of native animals, sea life and migratory birds.

Grampians

See kangaroos, emus, echidnas and a myriad of bird species in their natural Grampians habitats.

Goldfields

Get close to native animals in their natural surroundings at national parks and sanctuaries.

Gippsland

See amazing wildlife in Gippsland's national parks, wetlands, beaches and other unspoilt landscapes.

The Murray

Head to the Murray to see kangaroos, emus and colourful bird life, including scores of waterbirds.

Melbourne

Featuring state of the art aquarium, zoos and parklands teeming with fauna, see Melbourne wildlife.

High Country

Visit wildlife sanctuaries and national parks to see bird life, kangaroos and much more.

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Encounter curious Australian animals in national parks, or visit famous Healesville Sanctuary.

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Glimpse quirky Australian wildlife such as echidna, wombat, colourful rosellas and other birdlife.

Mornington Peninsula

Head to the peninsula for encounters with familiar Australian wildlife and unusual new discoveries.

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