HOT: Carnivores Trail, Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

The Carnivores’ Trail at Melbourne Zoo is the new home for the Zoo’s top-order predators and some of the world’s most powerful carnivores. It starts at the present Lion Gorge, the enclosures for the African Wild Dogs and Philippines Crocodile and extends to new areas for the Snow Leopard, South American Coati, the Sumatran Tige and the Tasmanian Devil. You can see […]

HOT: Kangaroo Country, Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Road, Healesville

Kangaroo Country Healesville Sanctuary is a new exhibit completing the sanctuary’s Iconic Australia precinct. The various enclosures showcase some of Australia’s most iconic animals, from koalas to kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and more. You can enter Kangaroo Country from two locations – either from from the treetops of Koala Forest or via a gate near the nature play/main playground area. We are […]

HOT: Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

  One of our regular winter school holiday outings is during the annual Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, when the zoo is open after dark for a series of special events. This year the event is on for 7 nights from 9-15 July 2017. While the old favourites are there every year (marshmallow toasting!) each year there’s […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! 1. Hit the beach   Melbourne is blessed with shallow, gentle and safe bay beaches. Our favourites include Altona Beach, Ricketts Point and Carrum Beach, […]

HOT: Wombat Pat and Play Wild Encounter, Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Rd, Healesville

Next time you’re visiting Healesville Sanctuary, why not try something out of the ordinary? We certainly make the most of a recent visit, when we meet an Australian icon at a Wombat Pat and Play wild encounter. When we arrive at the wombat enclosure the star of the show is playing prima donna, unwilling to join her fans. […]

HOT: Chesterfield Farm, 1221 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby

  Chesterfield Farm in Scoresby is a privately owned children’s farm which gives city families an opportunity to experience country life. The working farm allows kids to get close to animals and to see how a farm operates. It’s set incongruously right next to the Eastlink Freeway but you’d never know it as it’s quiet, green […]

HOT: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Mornington Peninsula

Moonlit Sanctuary is a small private animal sanctuary and zoo on the Mornington Peninsula and a great place to get up close to Australian wildlife and to learn about our native environment. We are invited to visit and it is the highlight of our stay in the Mornington Peninsula. The sanctuary’s name is deceptive – it’s not […]

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