Animal encounters in Melbourne, VIC

If you are an animal lover, Australia is the ultimate destination for you to visit. Rich with fauna that’s unique to this part of the world, you will encounter captivating and distinct animal experiences throughout the Australian landscape. Melbourne is populated with zoos, aquariums, farms and more - bringing forth its diverse fauna in the form of interactive and exciting animal encounters.

31 Activities

31 Activities

Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Sanctuary Tour
$110 - $174
Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Sanctuary Tour

Belgrave, VIC 3160

Melbourne Zoo Entry Ticket
$21 - $42
Melbourne Zoo Entry Ticket

Parkville, VIC 3052

Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Tour
$269
Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Tour

St Kilda, VIC 3182

Horses, Beer & Wine Tour with Lunch
$259
Horses, Beer & Wine Tour with Lunch

Melbourne, VIC 3004

Crocodile Cruise in Darwin
$70 - $115
Crocodile Cruise in Darwin

Williamstown North, VIC 3016

Feed Savannah Wildlife Breakfast at Werribee Zoo with Zoo Keepers
$155
Feed Savannah Wildlife Breakfast at Werribee Zoo with Zoo Keepers

Werribee South, VIC 3030

Phillip Island & Brighton Coastal Tour
$93 - $132
Phillip Island & Brighton Coastal Tour

Mount Martha, VIC 3934

The Ultimate Great Ocean Road Tour
$115 - $135
The Ultimate Great Ocean Road Tour

Melbourne, VIC 3004

Ziplining at Live Wire Park in Lorne
$245
Ziplining at Live Wire Park in Lorne

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Private Tour of Dandenong Ranges
$300 - $400
Private Tour of Dandenong Ranges

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Penguins & Wildlife Encounter in Phillip Island
$40 - $165
Penguins & Wildlife Encounter in Phillip Island

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Splendid Tour of Dandenong Ranges & Famous Train Ride
$125
Splendid Tour of Dandenong Ranges & Famous Train Ride

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Check out the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island
$125 - $145
Check out the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Safari Wildlife Experience plus Entry to Werribee Zoo
$5 - $130
Safari Wildlife Experience plus Entry to Werribee Zoo

Werribee South, VIC 3030

Ultimate Wilsons Promontory Hiking Tour
$199
Ultimate Wilsons Promontory Hiking Tour

Tidal River, VIC 3960

Australian Wildlife Encounter with Entry to Healesville Sanctuary
$135
Australian Wildlife Encounter with Entry to Healesville Sanctuary

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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An African Themed Zoo

The Werribee Zoo is located only a short distance west of Melbourne’s CBD. It offers one of Victoria’s most comprehensive animal experiences. Spread over 32 kilometres, in this open range zoo, you can find yourself matching speed with the zebras and observing the giraffes up-close, once you hop on board the safari bus. 
At the Werribee Zoo in Melbourne, you can learn about the local fauna and encounter unique animal species Australia is famous for. In addition, the Werribee Zoo offers a range of dining experiences. You can pre-book BBQ/picnic facilities or pre-order a grazing hamper for your family or even dine in at their Meerkat Bistro. At the Werribee Zoo, you will be spoiled for choices. It is a perfect place to spend a great day with your family.

The Infamous Penguin Parade

If you are fond of animals and are travelling to Melbourne, the Penguin Parade in Phillip Island is bound to be an animal encounter on top of your “must-visit” list. A short drive along the coast, from Melbourne and you will arrive at what could safely be called the Penguin Haven of Australia. Encountering the world’s smallest penguins, parading back to their burrows at sunset is an experience with every penny and effort. 

When you plan a trip to Phillip Island, you will find it has so much to offer in terms of experiences. It is also home to the motor racing Grand Prix Circuit - where you can undertake thrilling Driving Experiences such as Go Karting, Racing Simulators and even tour the facility to find out about its history and the many championships it has hosted.

Melbourne and its surroundings are packed with much more fun, unique and of course, amazing animal encounters. The Sea Life Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, Collingwood Children’s Farm and even a spooky Reptile Encounter Facility. If you’d like to get up close with and discover Australia’s infamous animal kingdom, you are in for a treat while visiting Melbourne.

On Amazed.com you can also discover unique and amazing animal experiences in Sydney and Gold Coast.

Top activities in Melbourne

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne at Sunrise
Mornington Peninsula Hike & Hot Springs Tour
Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Sanctuary Tour
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne at Sunrise
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Twilight Tour
Melbourne Zoo Entry Ticket
Wine Tasting in Yarra Valley Region
Beginner Cocktail Masterclass at 1806 Bar
Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Tour
Famous Dumpling Tour through Chinatown

Related activities in Melbourne

Aquariums Melbourne
Zoos Melbourne
Wildlife parks Melbourne
Farm tours Melbourne

Popular places near Melbourne

Geelong
Great Ocean Road
Mornington Peninsula
Phillip Island
Yarra Valley

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