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Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket

1. Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket

With your general admission day ticket to the Melbourne Zoo you can become acquainted with over 320 animal species from around the world. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the lion pride in a special exhibit at Lion Gorge and then continue on through to the Trail of the Elephants. Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and emus in an Australian bush setting. Head into the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic little penguins and Australian fur seals.

Melbourne: SEA LIFE Aquarium Entrance Ticket

2. Melbourne: SEA LIFE Aquarium Entrance Ticket

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is one of Melbourne’s top attractions for families. Discover a dazzling display of marine life for yourself with these great value tickets to the must-see aquarium. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on the banks of the Yarra River, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is home to thousands of sea critters spread across 12 different zones. See Antarctic Penguins slip and slide in their cozy exhibit and don’t miss out on the brand new ‘Ocean Invaders’ exhibit that will take you inside the mysterious world of jellyfish. Enjoy an attraction where fun and learning go hand in hand with daily animal presentations, shark and ray feedings. Extra activities such as the 4D cinema show, the hands-on touch pools and kids activities make it a great day out for all ages. In total, there are over 10,000 animals on display at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium making it a must-visit attraction in Melbourne. Be sure to grab your tickets online here today.

Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo Admission Ticket

3. Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo Admission Ticket

Experience an African adventure among beautiful natural surroundings, just 30 minutes from Melbourne! Get onboard a complimentary guided safari across the unique open-range savannah and spot rhinos, giraffes, and zebras!  Come face to face with a pride of lions, visit one of the world's largest gorilla exhibits, see cheeky monkeys at play and discover a family of hippos in their wetland home. As you travel, keep your eyes open and spot kangaroos, emu, brolga, koalas, and other Australian animals on a beautiful walk through the Australian Journey grasslands!

From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

4. From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation in Melbourne CBD, you will explore the world-famous Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour. Spend the day exploring the coast, but also see koalas and birds in their natural habitat as well as going on a guided forest walk to see some of the tallest trees in the world. All of this on top of the iconic coastal favorites such as the Torquay Surf Beach, Loch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, and Gibson Steps, with plenty of photo opportunities provided along the way. With the exception of lunch and dinner, all of the below is included in the price of the tour. Torquay Surf Beach Stop here to get your first taste of the stunning coastal scenery. You will be able to view the world-famous Bells Surfing Beach. Take some great coastal photos and smell the fresh seaside air. Morning tea Included with the tour. Great Ocean Road sign Snap a selfie at this iconic location to send to your friends and family. Koalas and Parrots Witness koalas and colorful parrots in their natural environment. Your experienced guide knows just where to go. Apollo Bay lunch stop Here, you'll stop at the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase your lunch from one of the many restaurants and cafes on offer. You can also walk around the coastal town or even take a swim on the beach if the weather suits. Guided Forest Walk Your guide will take you on a forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. You will also take in the wonderful fresh natural smells the trees have to offer. The Gibson Steps Here (tide and wind permitting), you will be able to see some of the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. Seeing these amazing rock formations is a truly incredible experience. 12 Apostles Take your time to view the world-famous 12 Apostles, an awesome sight with fantastic photo opportunities. Find out firsthand why these limestone beauties are known all around the world. Loch Ard Gorge The final stop, and perhaps the best, is Loch Ard Gorge, a magnificent formation of rocks by the sea. Ground-level viewing will provide you with an optimal viewing angle. Dinner Stop Stop at Colac on the way home, where you can purchase dinner from one of the many restaurants and cafes. After dinner, you will return you to your CBD hotel.

Melbourne: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Double Attraction Pass

5. Melbourne: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Double Attraction Pass

Save big on family fun as you visit two action-packed attractions for less. With a combination package, get tickets to both SEA LIFE Melbourne and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. Visit SEA LIFE Melbourne to pick up your passes and journey through the aquarium, one of Melbourne's top attractions. You'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals. Get up close to playful penguins, huge sharks, massive sawfish, majestic stingrays, beautiful seahorses, thousands of tropical fish, and much more. Next, visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, located in Chadstone Shopping Centre about 17km from SEA LIFE Melbourne. At LEGOLAND, you’ll see many of your favorite Lego characters and interact with them as you walk through the discovery center. Tickets can be redeemed in either order with LEGOLAND first or with SEA LIFE first.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

6. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

Travel through the bush laden suburbs of the north-east to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, a little over a 1-hour drive from Melbourne. With more than 200 species of native animals on display, this is a great start to the tour. Located on 75 acres of beautiful bushland, the Sanctuary is a magical place to observe many of Australia's iconic animals. In the early afternoon, travel to the Yering Station Vineyard for lunch in a stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, there's an a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal and glass of wine. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste. Finally, make your last stop of the day at the De Bortoli Vineyard at Dixons Creek. It’s a great end to the day with superbly flavored cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines. The journey home takes you through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and maybe, the occasional kangaroo.

Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

7. Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

Enjoy a once-in-a-life encounter with sub-Antarctic penguins with your SEA LIFE Penguin Passport.  Join keepers behind-the-scenes to learn more about the penguins and see how the colony is cared for. Put on some Antarctic snow gear for a 45-minute journey onto the ice to sit with some King and Gentoo penguins.  Visit the food preparation and veterinary areas, learn how the state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures; and see first-hand the high standards of attention and care the animals receive.  Make the most of the rest of the day with all-day access to the rest of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

iVenture Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass: 3, 5 or 7 Tickets

8. iVenture Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass: 3, 5 or 7 Tickets

Learn why Melbourne's motto is "she gathers strength as she goes," and other fascinating urban trivia with your Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass. This sightseeing pass provides you with entry to many of the city's premier locations, letting you experience 3, 5, or 7 city highlights during a flexible 3-month period. Select the number of sightseeing destinations you wish to explore, and then discover them for yourself during a convenient 3-month period. Choose from an impressive array of Melbourne's sightseeing tours, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters. Included Attractions: • Melbourne Skydeck • Phillip Island Nature Park - 4 Park Pass• Melbourne Zoo • IceBar Melbourne • Melbourne River Cruise • Old Melbourne Gaol • Werribee Open Range Zoo • Healesville Sanctuary • Legoland Discovery Centre • Cook's Cottage • Moonraker Dolphin & Seal Tour (Seasonal) • Polly Woodside • Rippon Lea House and Garden • Virtual Room Melbourne • Ghosts of the Old City Ghost Tour • Old Melbourne Ghost Tour• Entermission Melbourne

iVenture Melbourne Unlimited Attractions pass

9. iVenture Melbourne Unlimited Attractions pass

Soak up the sights and sounds of Melbourne with an Unlimited Attractions Pass that lets you uncover the city's treasures at your own pace. Choose from more than 20 attractions, visiting as many as you like in an unforgettable period of 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days. Make the most of your time in southeastern Australia, rising with the sun each day to discover the impressive array of sightseeing tours, attractions, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters that are calling to you. See Melbourne from the street during a rousing bus tour. Or, admire the glittering metropolis from a bird's-eye perspective at the Melbourne Skydeck. On another day, marvel at Australian wildlife in the Melbourne Zoo and see the penguins at Phillip Island. Take a peek at the Melbourne cricket ground and fend off shivers at the IceBar Melbourne. Included attractions: • Melbourne Skydeck • Phillip Island Nature Park - 4 Park Pass • Melbourne Zoo • IceBar Melbourne • Melbourne River Cruise • Old Melbourne Gaol • Werribee Open Range Zoo • Healesville Sanctuary • Legoland Discovery Center • Cook's Cottage • Moonraker dolphin and seal tour (seasonal) • Polly Woodside • Rippon Lea House and garden • Virtual Room Melbourne • Ghosts of the Old City Ghost Tour • Old Melbourne Ghost Tour• Entermission Melbourne

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 348 reviews

I had such a great time visiting the Great Ocean Road! Got to see so many different beaches especially the 12 apostles which was beautiful! Also really enjoyed Matt's jokes and commentaries - he was very informative and knowledgeable about the different places. Can't recommend it enough!

Great friendly informative staff, safari tour was awesome with a great range of so many animals we’d never seen in the open, food was good too

Amazing day with a very friendly Tour guide that took us to heaps of great places too see. Would definelty recommend !!

It was so beautiful good place to take the kids. And it’s cheaper than the Melbourne zoo.

The zoo was an excellent day out. Allow plenty of time , there is so much to see.