Animal experiences in Melbourne, VIC

If you are an animal lover, Melbourne 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 Melbourne landscape.

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31 Animal experiences Activities

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

Belgrave, VIC 3160

2-Day Slumber Safari Adventure in Werribee Zoo
$180 - $390
2-Day Slumber Safari Adventure in Werribee Zoo

Werribee South, VIC 3030

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

St Kilda, VIC 3182

Horses, Beer & Wine Tour with Lunch
$220
Horses, Beer & Wine Tour with Lunch

Melbourne, VIC 3004

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

Mount Martha, VIC 3934

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

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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

Tidal River, VIC 3960

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

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Healesville Sanctuary & Phillip Island Tour
$147 - $167
Healesville Sanctuary & Phillip Island Tour

Healesville, VIC 3777

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

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

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Golden Tour of Sovereign Hill & Ballarat Wildlife Park
$205
Golden Tour of Sovereign Hill & Ballarat Wildlife Park

Melbourne, VIC 3000

St. Kilda Penguin Tour
$99 - $109
St. Kilda Penguin Tour

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Werribee Zoo Entry Ticket
$20 - $40
Werribee Zoo Entry Ticket

Werribee South, VIC 3030

Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Park Tour
$175
Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Park Tour

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Wildlife Tours in Melbourne

Witness majestic Aussie wildlife while taking in the sights of St Kilda Beach, Phillip Island, Healesville and more. Amazed’s Melbourne animal experiences are ideal for families, couples and solo visitors. Take the journey down to Phillip Island and see the famed penguin parade or journey off to Healesville Animal Sanctuary. From the bush to the beach, every animal experience we curate is designed to create amazing memories that last a lifetime and spotlight animals in their natural habitats! 


St Kilda Penguins 

Get up close with adorable fairy penguins! For an unmissable wildlife experience in Melbourne, Amazed has all-inclusive day packages starting from $99 for students and $109 for regular adults. Get a chance to meet some of St Kilda’s famed feathered locals before enjoying Fish and Chips on the beach. This tour covers Port Melbourne, Albert Park and St Kilda and includes a scenic bike ride to ferry you from spot to spot. 

Phillip Island Penguin Parade

It’s time to pack your day bag, hit the road with a small group and take the scenic drive down to Phillip Island. Get up close with the native wildlife (and yes, the penguins) and take in the ambience of this special spot, less than a two-hour drive from Melbourne. This experience includes a stop at Cape Woolamai, where you’ll lace up your boots and hike through the rugged rock formations known as the Pinnacles. Witness stunning views over the Bass Strait and look out for wallabies, echidnas, shearwater birds and whales in the winter months. You’ll then head to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve to see Australia’s favourite cuddly native animal. The tour draws to a close with a big finish: an up-close look at hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins as they emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. It’s an Aussie wildlife spectacular! 

 

What Seasons Do Phillip Island Penguins Come Ashore? 

The good news is, the penguins at Phillip Island come out at sunset all year round, regardless of the weather or season. Nevertheless, Phillip Island has a temperate climate, with very cold winters and warm, mild summers. Therefore, we recommend choosing a warmer time of year to visit the Penguin Parade to avoid the cold winds or strong rain in the winter.

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