Animal lovers guide to Melbourne



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From the cutest penguins in their natural surrounds, to lions and tigers at the zoo, to local farm life just minutes from the city and an array of underwater creatures in the CBD, there are many things on offer for the animal lover.

Author: Chris Canty


Day 1 - Melbourne, Docklands


Melbourne's highly regarded zoo is just minutes from the CBD and offers an assortment of animals to see. A day could be spent here quite easily, but at night the urban penguins are a hidden secret to many Melburnians, where visitors will see penguins in their natural surrounds.


1

Melbourne Zoo

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Location:

Elliott Avenue
(Parkville)
3052 Melbourne, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 3 9285 9300
fax: +61 3 9285 9350


2

Urban Penguins

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Location:

Boatmans Landing Waterfront City
3008 Docklands, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9646 4553,0400 464 553


Day 2 - Abbotsford, Melbourne


The Children's farm is a great hands-on experience where visitors can experience farm life, just minutes from the CBD. Once a month (2nd Saturday of each month) there is also a farmers market. The Aquarium has state of the art facilities where guests can walk around a myriad of sea creatures.


1

Collingwood Childrens Farm

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Location:

18 St Heliers Street
3067 Abbotsford, Australia

Contact:

tel: (03) 9417 5806


2

Melbourne Aquarium

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Location:

Corner Flinders Street And King Street
Corner queens Wharf Rd and Kings st, opposite Crown Casino
3000 Melbourne, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 3 9620 0999
fax: +61 3 9620 0222


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