Melbourne is home to 3 zoos. Get up close with different animals and explore what Australian wildlife has to offer.
Melbourne Zoo is where you can see more than 300 species of animals, both uniquely Australian and also from different parts of the world. The zoo gives you a unique experience where the animals' usual habitat are replicated, so you can see and feel how the animals live in the wild.
The Healesville Sanctuary exclusively exhibits and breeds animals native to Australia. Located in a natural bushland area, you will experience the normal habitat of kangaroos, dingoes, wallabies, and over 200 different species of birds.
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Why travel far away to Africa when you can visit Werribee Open Range Zoo? The environment simulates an African village, where you can join an African ranger getting up close with lions, meerkats, and cheetahs. You can also walk down a trail where you can see the signature Australian animals, such as the kangaroo and cassowary.