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


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


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

Whale watching

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


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


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


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


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


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Yarra Valley ECOSS

Yarra Valley ECOSS is a not-for-profit membership association based on a 7. 4 hectare former...

Mansfield Zoo

Mansfield Zoo is home to over 100 native and exotic animals, including two rare White Lions which...

Ballarat Bird World

At Ballarat Bird World visitors can see the colours of Australian bird life. Take a walk along the...

Koala Conservation Centre

Wander through the tree-top boardwalks and see koalas up close in their natural habitat.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

This narrow strip of coast and bushland offers a wonderful blend of natural scenery and fascinating...

Kyabram Fauna Park

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

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


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

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

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


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

Geelong & the Bellarine

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

Mornington Peninsula

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

High Country

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

The Murray

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

Great Ocean Road

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

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

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


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

Phillip Island

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

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