Below is a list of the top and leading Aquariums/Zoos in Melbourne. To help you find the best aquariums/zoos located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
This article is updated every 3-4 months.
Melbourne’s Best Aquariums and Zoos:
The top rated aquariums/zoos:
- SeaLife Melbourne
- Healesville Sanctuary
- Moonlit Sanctuary
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Melbourne
Dive into one of Melbourne’s top attractions, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and walk through our crowd-favourite oceanarium tunnels, get hands-on in the Discovery Rockpools and marvel as our King and Gentoo Penguins dive in and out of the water within their icy habitat. No matter your favourite underwater creature, our aquarium never fails to create lasting memories full of fun and adventure.
4-D Cinema Experience, Peguin Playground, Coral Caves, Bay of Rays, Discovery Rockpools, Crocodile Lair, Mermaid Garden, Coral Atoll, Interactive Wonder Wall, Shipwreck Explorer, Seahorse Pier and Rainforest Adventure
“Amazing place. It has a great relaxed feel – great to soak in the atmosphere watching the fish swim around you. Went for a private function dinner- couldn’t have picked a better location. Food and drinks service was top notch too! A very special experience. Highly recommended!” – Andrew S.
Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come close up to unique Australian animals in a stunning bushland setting.
Close-up Encounters, Wade with the Platypus, Australian Wildlife Experience and Wine & Wildlife Tour
“Incredible place where you can walk surrounded by kangaroos, koalas and platypus. I wish I could have taken a koala!! They are the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Perfect for children. You need to go by car but it is really worth it.” – Angela S.
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park opened September 2001. The park is 25 acres (10 hectares). Development of the Sanctuary commenced in December 1998, and entailed: Construction of a modern, environmentally sensitive visitors centre, Planting of over 10,000 native Australian trees and plants, Construction of a 2 acre wetland with lake and water bird habitats, Construction of over 30 animal enclosures and support facilities.
Moonlit Sanctuary is located 50 minutes from central Melbourne at the top of the Mornington Peninsula, and on the way to Phillip Island.
Wallaby Walk, Arid Zone Lizards, Barking Owls, Barn Owls, Bush Food Garden, Bush Stone-curlews, Cockatoo and Parrot Aviary, Dingoes, Emu, Eucalyptus Plantation, Koalas, Kookaburras and Lorikeets, Lace Monitor, Lizards and Turtles, Orange-bellied Parrot Breeding Facility, Sacred Kingfisher, Satin Bowerbird, Spot-tailed Quolls, Tasmanian Devils, Tawny Frogmouths, Walk-in Bush Bird Aviary, Wedge-tailed Eagles and Wombats.
“Good place to visit if you want to meet some of Australian Wildlife. Place is clean and well maintained. Check the show schedules, not to be missed. There is a cafe on-site if you need a quick bite. Also feel free to bring your own home cooked and enjoy it with your family at the picnic area provided. Will surely visit this place again.” – Izwan R.
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