All posts in Zoos

Japanese Garden at Melbourne Zoo

Top picks for a winter picnic

Melbourne’s brisk and bright winter days are perfect for picnicking amongst nature, wildlife and heritage gardens.


Leaving a legacy for our wildlife

Eco-tourism in Victoria provides travelers with the opportunity to go beyond having little or no impact on the places they visit, to leaving behind a positive legacy of their stay.


Melbourne’s best Easter holiday boredom busters

The Easter school holidays are on the horizon, providing both parents and children the chance to skip the school run and have a well-deserved sleep in. There are loads of […]

Girawerd Grampians rock art

Discovering Aboriginal Victoria

The Aboriginal history of the South Eastern corner of Australia stretches back 40,000 years, and can be uncovered with these experiences.

Wildlife Tours Australia at The Grampians

Best wildlife tours in Victoria

Victoria’s diversity of landscapes and climates make it the preferred habitat for some of the country’s most iconic wildlife.

Maremma dog, Eudy on Middle Island

Every (Maremma) dog has its day

Across Victoria, a certain breed of dog has been charged with protecting some of the state’s most endangered species.

Performance at Wild Nights

Wild Nights at Werribee

Werribee Open Range Zoo comes to life after dark during the school holidays with Wild Nights (27 June – 11 July).

The Australian Mountain Pygmy-possum

Royal gift for Healesville’s Pygmy Possums

To celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Australian government is donating $10,000 to Victoria’s Healesville Sanctuary to help with its Mountain Pygmy-possum conservation program. The Sanctuary has […]

Pansy enjoying the cool water

Hippo Beach and more for school holidays

It’s almost school holiday time but parents of Australia don’t panic! From nature and wildlife to cultural experiences, Victoria is well-equipped to entertain even the most energetic of family members this summer.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Top tips for visiting friends and family

Relatives coming for the holiday season again? Don’t panic – Melbourne has plenty of attractions and experiences to keep visitors entertained. When is the last time your visited these top tourism destinations?

Halls Gap, emu watching

Eat. Stay. Play. Halls Gap

A guide to township of Halls Gap – the gateway to the grand and majestic Grampians National Park and home to Victoria’s longest running food and wine festival, the Grampians Grape Escape.


12 ways to explore Victoria this Christmas

Who needs a partridge in a pear tree when Victoria has it all this Christmas?

Werribee Zoo

Werribee Zoo & Shadowfax Wines new tour

Shadowfax Wines and the Werribee Open Range Zoo join forces to offer a new package which combines wildlife, food and wine.

Wilderness Retreat - Cape Conran

Stay, play and sleep green in Victoria

Playing and sleeping green in Victoria is made easy with a variety of award-winning eco-friendly accommodation operators throughout the State.

Koala - credit Rob Blackburn

Breakfast with koalas and kangaroos at the Melbourne Zoo

A new tour at Melbourne Zoo lets visitors get up-close and personal with the local wildlife.

Gippsland - Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wildlife spotting in Victoria

A list of top places to discover the unusual species of wildlife and birds that call Victoria’s waterways, zoos and reserves home.