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Our most recommended Melbourne Family-friendly Activities

  • Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

    1. Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

    Discover Phillip Island as you have never seen it. Your 16-minute helicopter scenic flight commences as you leave the heliport and track the spectacular coastline, passing Smiths Beach, Surfers Point and Cunningham Bay. Marvel at the amazing views of the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to Moto GP, World Superbikes and V8 Supercars. Fly overland to Berry's Reef, and pass by the appropriately named Pyramid Rock. Look below and you might catch a glimpse of the shipwreck SS Speke as you fly over Kitty Miller Bay. Move on to Summerland Beach, home to the little penguins, who arrive home here each night at dusk. Arrive at Seal Rocks and The Nobbies. Look below to see the seals, then return along the coast, taking in fantastic island views, back to the heliport. Don't forget your camera, to make sure you take some wonderful photos to keep as memories forever of this spec...

  • Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket

    2. 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.

    The Melbourne Zoo is world class. The animals and the grounds are well kept and a delight to enjoy. Volunteers are a wealth of knowledge so talk to them along your travel around this beautiful zoo.

  • Melbourne: Immersive Art Gallery Experience Ticket

    3. Melbourne: Immersive Art Gallery Experience Ticket

    Become part of the artwork at ArtVo Melbourne. The interactive trick art gallery grants visitors the chance to touch the art and strike a pose in front of mind-boggling pieces. The venue is a fun activity for all ages with over 80 different 3D, reality-defying artworks and optical illusions organized across nine different themed zones. Each individual artwork has been hand painted by talented artists and will place you face to face with wild animals, within enchanted gardens, in front of famous landmarks, or even on a surfboard atop a massive pipeline. Follow the prompts on the ground directing you where to stand and which orientation to have your phone, and check out an example photo to ensure you get the best shot of the larger-than-life murals. ArtVo Melbourne is open seven days a week and always has a trick up its sleeve.

    It was a good art exhibition I have ever experienced. Realistic 3D paintings made us feel we are in different world. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to enjoy the art and making our day beautiful. My son and daughter enjoyed taking pictures. We cherish the moment coming back home,thanks.

  • Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

    4. Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

    After pick-up from your accommodation in central Melbourne or St Kilda, journey out through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the small country town of Tooradin. Continue above the top of Westernport Bay and stop at Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Here you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dingos, wombats and of course, koalas. You’ll also have the option to have your photo taken with a koala (not included, pay at the time) and hand feed kangaroos! From here it is a short drive to Phillip Island where you’ll make your way to the spectacular views of Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Walk along the beach, dip your feet in or sit back and relax. A short drive along the island will take you to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The far western end of the Island is some of the most spectacular coas...

    Organization was really fine, everything worked out and Tara was a very nice and funny guide. To watch the penguin parade was a great experience, too. So funny and cute to watch the little guys walking along the seaside to their homes. Maybe good to know: Photography is not allowed with the penguins, but at all other events it's no problem. Take warm clothes (windbreaker, scarf and cap) for the penguins, because in late evening/night it gets really cold with the wind at the beach. Not as good as expected the go-together with the Koalas. It's quite expensive to get in touch with them (~30 AUD) for a quick photo - and that's all. No option for stay longer close to them, maybe little feeding or just watch them close. And my photo wasn't that nice, too (couldn't see it before printed :\). So think about the Koala photo (you have to wait in queue -> time loss), but at all I would recommend the tour and do again :)

  • Melbourne: SEA LIFE Aquarium Entrance Ticket

    5. 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 at...

    My 2 grandchildren and I enjoyed all aspects of the Aquarium. Some areas were a little bit crowded for the young ones to get a good view, but that is not anything anyone can change . We must return next year .

  • Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo Admission Ticket

    6. Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo Admission Ticket

    Experience an African adventure among beautiful natural surrounding, just 30 minutes from Melbourne! Get on board a guided 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 worlds 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!

    The ride was very nice and peaceful. Seeing all the animals looking happy in a large exhibit was very beautiful and heartwarming. I want to go back again in the future.

  • Healesville Sanctuary: General Admission Ticket

    7. Healesville Sanctuary: General Admission Ticket

    Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals, including the iconic koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds.  Enjoy the fantastic Spirits of the Sky experience, a hugely popular free show that takes place at Healesville Sanctuary daily. Be awed by the beauty and power of these birds as they demonstrate their incredible ability to fly.  During your day, don’t miss Healesville Sanctuary’s platypus show, Tales from Platypus Creek. Come face-to-face with this iconic species in this interactive show. Observe the platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled!  Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work saving endangered Australian species at the Australian Wildlife Center. Visit the center, which treats more than 2000 sick and injured nat...

    The bird demonstration was brilliant, but other exhibits have little or nothing to see. Perhaps we were expecting a bit too much.

  • Melbourne: Entry Package to the City's Only Ice Bar

    8. Melbourne: Entry Package to the City's Only Ice Bar

    Situated in Federation Square in the heart of the city, chill and enjoy a drink at Melbourne’s only ice bar — a must for tourists and locals alike. Geared up in special snow wear, make your way through the doors of the explorer's ship and into the sub-zero temperatures on the other side.   This is a truly unique Arctic experience for people of all ages, so don’t leave your little explorers at home. People under the age of 18 are welcome until 7 PM. You'll be surrounded by over 30 tones of expertly sculpted ice.  The ice bar is also within walking distance of many other major Melbourne attractions, including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Botanical Gardens, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Eureka Sky Deck, and Bourke Street Mall.

  • Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

    9. Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

    With two flight paths to choose from you may depart from the heliport east or west and choose to take in the cliffs of Cape Woolamai or maybe a lap of the world famous Grand Prix Circuit. Whichever tour you choose all will have spectacular views of stunning beaches and miles of stunning coastline and interesting commentary from knowledgeable pilots. Fly over the Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, one of the best known surf beaches in the country and its life saving club, before flying around the Cape itself. Marvel at the highest point on Phillip Island, home to the Pinnacles and the old Granite Quarry. See the fishing boats moored in San Remo, looking so small from the sky  If race tracks are more your thing then start to head inland for a lap around the home to the Australian Moto GP, World Superbikes and Phillip Island V8 Supercars. Relive your favorite race moments as you see the whole of t...

    It was amazing... no words can explain that joy and happiness. Totally worth to spend there

  • Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

    10. Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne General Admission

    Booking online is the only way to guarantee entry at any given time-slot, as tickets are limited. Enjoy access to 12 attractions inside Legoland! These include: • MiniLand • Lego 4D cinema • Kingdom Quest • Merlins apprentice ride • Lego factory tour • Lego creative workshop • Lego city fire academy • Lego racers build and test • Duplo farm • Earthquake tables • Lego friends • Lego shop Tuck into a tasty, freshly-made sandwich or salad at the cafe. Unwind with a latte or indulge in an ice-cream treat.

    not enough time do do everything on offer...had a blast safe to say the adults were exhausted!!

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What people are saying about Melbourne

It was a good art exhibition I have ever experienced. Realistic 3D paintings made us feel we are in different world. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to enjoy the art and making our day beautiful. My son and daughter enjoyed taking pictures. We cherish the moment coming back home,thanks.

My 2 grandchildren and I enjoyed all aspects of the Aquarium. Some areas were a little bit crowded for the young ones to get a good view, but that is not anything anyone can change . We must return next year .

Great set up. My grandchildren loved the huge crab and lobsters near the entrance. Amazing variety of sea life. The movie was a fun idea.

not enough time do do everything on offer...had a blast safe to say the adults were exhausted!!

ArtVo was amazing, both kids were entertained and engaged for the whole visit.