Nature

Naturally Inspiring

A city surrounded by nature, Melbourne has direct access to some of the best wildlife encounters, outdoor adventures, spectacular coastlines and lush green valleys giving way to enchanting wineries and impressive vistas. Choose from many options close to the city or a short drive away in some of Victoria’s most breathtaking destinations.

Find out more about the myriad of nature and wildlife experience in Victoria here

Australian Wildlife Experiences

People holding an Australian Dingo, Melbourne Wildlife

Melbourne Zoo

Home to more than 320 species of animals and birds including Australian wildlife, with behind-the-scenes and close-up experiences available

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Werribee Zoo, Melbourne, Victoria

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Experience an African adventure or off-road safari where you’ll encounter lions, cheetahs, gorillas, giraffes, zebras and many more

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Tree Kangaroo at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Victoria

Healesville Sanctuary

Engage with expert keepers and experience close-up encounters with kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, emus and echidnas in a stunning bushland setting

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Grampians National Park, Halls Gaps

Experience the breathtaking views of the Australian native landscape with striking outlooks and kangaroos and wallabies in their natural habitat

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Koala in a tree in Melbourne, Victoria, Australian wildlife

Kennett River, Great Ocean Road

Travel the Great Ocean Road to the small hamlet of Kennett River to spot koalas and kookaburras in the stunning rainforest

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Great Ocean Road

Melba Gully, Great Ocean Road

Venture into this spectacular rainforest of ancient trees and giant tree ferns to view a large colony of glow worms that glitter at sunset

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Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

Wilson's Promontory

This 50,000-hectare coastal reserve is threaded with walking tracks and an abundance of wildlife including rosellas, wombats, emus and kangaroos

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Melbourne, Victoria

Phillip Island Little Penguins

Visit Victoria's wildlife island featuring spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife including Little Penguins, koalas and fur-seals

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Fitzroy Gardens

Gardens Galore

Stroll among landscaped lawns, stunning floral displays and centuries-old trees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Carlton and Fitzroy Gardens while visiting our city

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Beauchamp Falls, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Waterfall Wanders

Visit our top waterfalls in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges including Steavenson Falls Trail, Keppel Falls Walk and Sherbrooke Falls Trail.

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