Arriving in Melbourne

  • Sovereign Hill is an outdoor living museum presenting the history of Australia's goldrush history.
  • J-Ward Ararat is a museum that explains the early history of the goldfield times and later, the incarceration of the criminally insane.
  • Melbourne Zoo is the oldest zoo in Australia. It contains more than 320 animal species, from Australia and around the world, including the ever-popular kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, koalas, wombats, and platypuses.
  • Healesville Sanctuary showcases more than 200 species of Australian wildlife. Healesville Sanctuary is a fantastic location to view native animals in their natural habitat.
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo offers a taste of African Advanture. It is home to an amazing array of animals living on 225 hectars of wide, open savannah.
  • Werribee Mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century, surrounded by 10 hectares of manicured formal gardens and open space parkland.
  • Philip Island is a place of natural beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands and unique wildlife experiences. The Penguin Parade is an amazing experience not to miss.
  • Otway Fly Tree Top Walk is a 600 metre long 25 metre high elevated tree top walk ascending at a gentle grade through a magnificent stand of cool temperate rainforest featuring Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Mountain Ash.
  • Lake Eildon National Park is situated on the shores of Lake Eildon. The park comprises 27,750 ha of rugged hills with open woodlands through to dense forest. The park has high scenic values and offers the opportunity to experience an array of wildlife, natural and historic features and a wide range of recreational activities.
  • You Yangs Regional Park is situated 55 km SW of Melbourne. Picnic and BBQ facilities available.
  • Serendip Sanctuary is a 227 hectare sanctuary and is the perfect place to learn about and experience birdlife and wetlands ecology. (100 km out of Melbourne)
  • Marysville is ideal for bushwalking, trout fishing, golf, arts and crafts during the warmer months and skiing, tobogganing and snow play at nearby Lake Mountain during the winter months.

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