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Bring the kids and make the most of Victoria's interactive museums and festivals, exhilarating outdoor adventures and fascinating wildlife parks.
See Phillip Island's little penguins emerge from the sea, peek at life inside a burrow, and spot other Australian animals at this wildlife wonderland.
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Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.
Enjoy a real bird's eye view and sway with the branches when you take a walk high in the dense rainforest canopy in the heart of the ancient Otways.
Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.
All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.
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Take the kids for a day of optical illusions, puzzles and mazes, that will have you rolling around with laughter and scratching your heads in wonder.
Develop a delicious addiction, with chocolates to taste, try and buy, at this wondrous factory, cafe and art gallery celebrating all things chocolate.
Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.
Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.
Launched in Belfast in 1885, the Polly Woodside sailed 1. 5 million kilometres around the globe. Located in the heart of Melbourne's South Wharf...
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...
Ballarat Wildlife Park is an award winning Park that is owned and operated by Greg Parker and his family. Founded in February 1985 through a passion...
Kryal Castle, Australia's only medieval adventure park and resort, has reopened its doors and is now welcoming visitors.
Clip 'N Climb is Melbourne's most exciting and exhilarating indoor climbing attraction. With 33 unique and colourful climbing challenges, each...
Step back in time to Victoria's treacherous southern coast as it was in the 19th century, when 160 ships were lost at sea, in this recreated village.
In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.
Enliven your zoo visit with up-close Wild Encounters tours, groove in summer to the 'Zoo Twilights' music performances, or just gawp at new arrivals.
Super charge your summer at Victoria's biggest theme park! With awesome family fun all day long, Adventure Park Geelong is home to some of the...
Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
Lose yourself in hedge and 3D indoor mazes, explore themed gardens and a sculpture park, or up the adrenaline on giant tube slides and tree surfing!
Stay overnight in a Studio Spa room. Rooms have an open plan living area, north and south decks overlooking native surroundings, full kitchen, LCD TV, Austar, DVD and CD players.
Explorers get ready! This spring, bring the kids to Melbourne Zoo for the chance to discover a world of bugs like no other. Start your journey by...
Spring is baby time! Head to Healesville Sanctuary this spring and meet some adorable bush babies, including dingo puppies, a koala joey and many...
Round and round the painting goes, where it stops nobody knows! Kids, join artist Hayley Rivers as she paints in circles. Use salad spinners to spin...
The Collingwood Children's Farm, nestled on a bend in the Yarra River at Abbotsford, is the venue for the City of Yarra annual Children's Week...
Dinosaur puppets, live exhibits, dance workshop, oh my! Romp and stomp into Melbourne Museum for heaps of great activities including live music,...
Spring into Play is the City of Casey's Children's Week Event. You are invited to play and have fun in the out of doors at the beautiful Old Cheese...
Discover Victoria's stunning beaches
Fish Victoria and cast a line on the bay, a lonely beach, river or inlet, head out to sea or fly-fish for trout in a mountain stream or alpine lake.
Find out about skiing and snowboarding at Victoria's alpine resorts, their proximity to Melbourne, on-mountain accommodation and annual activities.
Head off the highways to tackle spectacular scenery and some of Australia's best four-wheel drive country, including rocky outcrops and sand dunes.
Experience Victoria from the saddle and explore windswept beaches, snow-capped alps, rolling hills and eucalypt forests from a different perspective.
Pack a picnic, map and camera and discover Victoria on foot on walking trails close to Melbourne or within easy driving distance of the city.
Set sail for a day on Victoria's waterways, explore an underwater shipwreck, swim at a calm Murray River beach, or waterski around Gippsland Lakes.
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