12 Best Wildlife Tours in Melbourne - 2020 (with 474 Reviews)

The Australian capital of Melbourne is known for many things, but its wildlife and the exotic wildlife expeditions are probably the best part of a Melbourne vacation. From Grampian National Park to Phillip Island, from koalas to penguin parade day, Melbourne is a true-blue wildlife paradise. If you are looking for some of the best wildlife tours in Melbourne, a tour to Phillip Island is the perfect fit for you. Get a chance to cuddle and feed various exotic animals like koalas, kangaroos, etc. You can even have a beach day out, and spend an entire day at the sanctuary. If you are in Australia you must make it a point to visit the Grampian National park. The tour passes through Western Plains of Victoria on the way to historic Ballarat with the amazing discovery trail of gold in the district. Phillip Island is also Melbourne’s biggest eco-tourism hub. Get started after departing at 10.00 AM from the Bunyip Tour Office and cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and wallabies at the Moonlight Sanctuary. Indulge in a delicious lunch with a view of a billabong teeming with water birds, followed by a trip to the historic Churchill Island.


Wander the gardens surrounding the historic Amess House and visit the Koala Conservation. The Kakadu National Park is Australia’s biggest wildlife park, with an area of 19,800 sq. km, is a combination of mangrove-coastal areas, expansive floodplains, low land hills and forest habitats, and also the most diverse landscape. You must also embark upon a tour from Perth to Exmouth and experience a fantastic adventure, which comes along with the amazing coastline, native wildlife and the Ningaloo Reef along Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Exmouth is famous for its pristine, white sand beaches. The coastline and reef that you will see on the Exmouth tours will take your breath away as it also hosts a large amount of Australian animals and wildlife. But along with these expeditions you must explore the famous Blue Mountains and the Ocean Road Tour, which will also give you a glimpse of the most colourful flora and fauna on the best wildlife tours in Melbourne.

Popular Melbourne Wildlife Tour Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Off Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo 1H ₹ 4399 5.0 star View Details
Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter Flat 15% off 1D ₹ 3199 5.0 star View Details
Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade Flat 15% off 9H ₹ 7299 5.0 star View Details
Tour to Grampians National Park near Melbourne 1D ₹ 5738 3.0 star View Details
The Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour 1D ₹ 4855 3.0 star View Details
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Off Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo Featured
Off Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

1H

Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne, the most vibrant city in the country. Offering an array of museums, wildlife parks, and an aquarium, the city attracts a lot of tourists worldwide. Visit Werribee Open Range Zoo for an Offroad Safari and add the tinge of mazement in your tour.What to Expect:Experience the world-famous wildlife of Australia:From rhinos and lions to giraffes and hippos, you will be able to meet African wildlife here in Australia. Get a closer look at all the animals and capture the beautiful moments to be cherished for years to come.Offroad Safari in African style:An open vehicle designed to help you have an unparalleled experience is ready to mesmerize you with the surrounding beauty. Who doesn't like to watch animals living in their natural habitat? If you do too, do not miss out on this.Spot rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes:Capture the perfect safari photo as you travel in the vehicle and meet rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. As you are roaming about you might stumble upon animals and their cute little kids. Stop by to observe them and click a picture with them.Accompanied by an expert ranger:The tour is accompanied by an expert ranger and you have a small group size. The ranger knows the best spots you can find the animals and his directions will land you amidst some of the mesmerizing views with animals around.Know Before You Go:Timings:- 10:30 am and 12:00 pm (daily)- Additional available timings: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm(on weekends)How to reach:- Address: Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030- Self-drive: A short 30-minute drive from the city over the Westgate Bridge or via the Geelong Road- By train: Catch a train from the Melbourne CBD to Werribee station, then take bus 439 Werribee South to the Zoo- Children aged 0-15 years can nook the child ticket for Off road safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo.Insider Tips:- Do not wear strong perfumes or aftershaves, the animals are sensitive to smells.- Wear Flat and enclosed shoes, you might have to run away from the animals (pun intended).
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61 Ratings

5.0

61 Ratings

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INR 5,176

INR 4,399

Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter Flat 15% off Best Seller
Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter Flat 15% off

1D

Melbourne

Famous for its cafes, sporty events and trendy laneways, Melbourne, on the other hand, is also a city of parks, beaches and nature reserves. In the outskirts, you can find beautiful areas of forests, woodlands and grasslands. Get a chance to watch the wildlife of Australia in Melbourne zoo.What to Expect:Close up encounter with Kangaroos:Nobody, while thinking of Australia, can skip the thought of meeting expert jumpers, Kangaroos. Found only in Australia, without stumbling upon this marsupial you can never say that you completed your trip. Get up and close with kangaroos and have a 15-minute experience in their enclosure.Witness the Aussie icon:Known for their cuteness, get a chance to meet the Koalas. Befriending these creatures is what you would want to make the tour a perfect one. Did you know that Koalas are not related to bears but since they look like teddy bears they are called Koala Bears?Perfect Day out To Explore Australian Wildlife:Apart from Koalas and Kangaroos, grab the chance to see Asian elephants on the Elephant Trail. Not to mention, you also get to learn about the conservation efforts of Melbourne Zoo. All this is included in your ticket.Once in a Lifetime Experience:Koalas and Kangaroos can only be found in Australia. Getting up and close with Kangaroos is what you would cherish the whole life. Do not forget your camera or else you might miss some amazing moments to be captured.Know Before You Go:Timings: 11:15 AMHow to reach:- Address: Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville 3052 (Melways reference: 43 E1)- Self-drive: Melbourne Zoo is located in the center of Royal Park, parking costs AUD2 for a five-hour ticket.- By tram: tram 58 runs from William Street in the city center every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo.- By train: trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.- By bus: bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.- Children aged 0-15 years can book the child ticket for Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter.Insider Tips:Do not wear scents as the animals are sensitive to the smell.Wear flat, enclosed shoes, this will help you explore better.
Excellent

54 Ratings

5.0

54 Ratings

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INR 3,746

INR 3,199

Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade Flat 15% off Featured
Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade Flat 15% off

9H

Phillip Island

Offering amazing views and best-tasting coffee, Melbourne is a must-visit for every traveler at least once in a lifetime. When in Melbourne, Phillip island penguin parade tour is one of the most famous to-do things. Iconic wildlife and pristine white beaches make this island a memorable place for visitors.What to Expect:Perfect Day out To Explore Australian Wildlife:Home to species such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, possums, and Australian fur seals, Phillip Island boasts to have over 40 different native wildlife species. The package includes entry to Maru Koala and Animal Park. If you an animal lover you would never want to leave this place.Witness the cute creatures like Penguins & Koalas:Koalas and penguins are two of the cutest creatures on the earth. You would never want to miss viewing these as they are ready to make your day a perfect one. Not just these, get a chance to feed Kangaroos and interact with them.Watch the Famous Penguin Parade:One of the most popular attractions in Australia, Penguin Parade leaves each and every viewer of its mesmerized. View penguins each night during sunset returning ashore after a day’s fishing. Watching them waddling across the beach to their sand dune burrows is a magical experience.Access free WiFi on-board:You can connect with WiFi via your mobile phone on-board and feel free to access your social media sites. Share all the memories right in time and boast your experiences amongst your followers.Know Before You Go:Timings:The bus departs at 1:15 pm. Please arrive at the meetup location 10-15 minutes prior to departure.Reaching There:- Pick Up & Drop Hotels:Provided from specific hotels which are:Crowne Plaza HotelIbis Hotel Therry StNovotel CollinsRadisson FlagstaffTravelodge Docklands- If you're staying in a hotel other than mentioned above, you'll have to reach the meeting point.- Location: Federation Square, corner of Flinders & Russell Street (5-minute walk from Flinders Street Railway station). Please look out for AAT Kings coach.- Children aged 2 - 15 years can book the child ticket for Phillip island tour.- Infants aged 0-1 years can join the Phillip island penguin parade tour for free.
Excellent

85 Ratings

5.0

85 Ratings

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INR 8,588

INR 7,299

Tour to Grampians National Park near Melbourne
Tour to Grampians National Park near Melbourne

1D

Melbourne

About the Activity:If you are in Australia make it a point to visit the Grampian National park and explore the natural beauty of the place.Start your trip by getting picked from your door step in Melbourne at around 07:00 AM to experience the coastal region of Australia.The tour passes through Western Plains of Victoria on the way to historic Ballarat with the widespread discovery of gold in the districtAlong with your morning tea, learn about the history of the Eureka Rebellion and take a hike in the Australian grasslands to Silverband Fall.Enjoy a delicious lunch in the township of Halls Gap to satisfy your hunger Post lunch hike around the Grand Canyon and delight yourself with the natural beauty of the surroundings. Enjoy the majestic beauty of the MacKenzie Falls and gaze at the truly amazing views from the Reeds Lookout and Boroka Lookout.End your tour by spotting the beautiful wildlife species before returning back to Melbourne at around 09:00 PM.
Very Good

33 Ratings

3.0

33 Ratings

Starting from

INR 5,738

The Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
The Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

1D

Great Ocean Road

About the Activity: If you want to spend some leisure and peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then this tour is a perfect tour for you. Drive through the coastal areas the famous Great Ocean Road. Get a pick up from your hotel at around 10:00 AM and start your journey in an air-conditioned coach. Surf along the beautiful beaches and relax on the beautiful white sands to make the most out of your tour. Explore the sea front town of Lorne, Torquay and Port Campbell. Enjoy a fabulous lunch at the Apollo Bay. Take a guided walk through the rain-forest and enter the Campbell National park. Get a chance to see various Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos etc. Explore the Shipwreck Coast and listen to the tragic tragic tales of shipwrecks. End your trip around 11:00 PM.
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

Starting from

INR 4,855

Kakadu National Park Tour
Kakadu National Park Tour

13H

Darwin

About the ActivityEmbark on this amazing and adventurous tour and explore the Australia's largest National Park like never before..Get picked up from your hotel early morning at around 06:30 AM and drive through one of the longest roads in Australia, the Stuart Highway, and witness some of the most elegant terrain of Australia.The Kakadu National Park, with an area of 19,800 sq. km, is a combination of mangrove-coastal areas, expansive floodplains, low land hills and forest habitats, hence is the most diverse landscape in the whole country.While exploring the Kakadu National Park, you will get a chance to see some of the most beautiful Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, emus, and many more.Be mesmerized as you wander the Nourlangie rock art site, which provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years.Enjoy a lip-smacking lunch at one of the bests restaurants during your trip.After lunch join the local guide for a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong with picturesque yellow waters which is home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful bird.Head back at around 07:30 PM with lots of amazing memories.
Very Good

26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 10,789

Perth to Exmouth Tour
Perth to Exmouth Tour

6D/5N

Exmouth

About the Activity:Enjoy the journey upto the west coast on this delightful tour from Perth to Exmouth and experience a fantastic adventure, cool hostels, amazing coastline, native wildlife and the Ningaloo Reef along Western Australia’s Coral Coast.Exmouth is famous for its pristine, white sand beaches. The coastline and reef that you will see on the Exmouth tours will take your breath away. The north-west towns of Western Australia are all unique and are host a large amount of Australian animals and wildlife.The Exmouth tours will also allow you to visit the Monkey Mia dolphins, snorkel the Reef and relax on the beach in Coral Bay.This is a 6 day 5 night activity and it includes accommodation, all meals, transport, and entry fees for attraction listed in the itinerary.
Very Good

33 Ratings

3.0

33 Ratings

Starting from

INR 42,910

Phillip Island Beach & Wildlife Escape in Melbourne
Phillip Island Beach & Wildlife Escape in Melbourne

2D/1N

Phillip Island

About the Activity If you are looking for some amazing wildlife adventure in Australia, this tour is a perfect fit for you. Explore various wildlife century on the Phillip Island and get a chance to cuddle and feed various beautiful Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, etc. Relax along the beautiful beaches or just take a walk in the beautiful white sand.End your trip with lots of memories.This is a 2 day 1 night trip and it includes an experienced guide, meals, accommodation, and transportation.
Very Good

29 Ratings

3.0

29 Ratings

Starting from

INR 9,563

Visit Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife in Australia
Visit Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife in Australia

9H

Melbourne

About the Activity: Have a fun time in Australia riding a vintage train and exploring the flora and fauna in the lower half of Australia. Embark on this amazing tour and get a chance to hop on the Puffing Billy Steam Train, one of the most notable narrow gauge railways in Australia. Start your tour from the Federation Square in Melbourne at 8 am. The tour takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the world of Australia's some of the most unique birds and animals inside their natural bushland settings, which is the home for more than 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles. Also enjoy a visit to Sherbrooke Forest and Blue Dandenong Rangers Witness the Birds of Prey, an amazing aerial display of hunting skills of birds, diving and soaring across the arena. End your tour at 5:30 pm approximately.
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

Starting from

INR 5,836

Eco Day Tour to Phillip Island near Melbourne
Eco Day Tour to Phillip Island near Melbourne

1D

Phillip Island

About the Activity: Discover nature and historical sites of Australia in Phillip Island with an Eco-tour from Melbourne.Get started after departing at 10.00 AM from the Bunyip Tour Office. On visiting the Moonlit Sanctuary, you can cuddle a koala (fee applicable), hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. Enjoy the delicious lunch looking at the billabong teeming with waterbirds and followed by a transfer to the historic Churchill Island. Wander the gardens surrounding the historic Amess House and learn about the significance of this small island and the history of Victoria. Visit the Koala Conservation Centre for an up-close encounter with the adorable fur balls and cute penguins. Conclude your tour at 9.30 PM after clicking some memorable pictures.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

Starting from

INR 6,817

Blue Mountains, Wildlife and Cruise Tour in Australia
Blue Mountains, Wildlife and Cruise Tour in Australia

1D

Sydney

About the Activity:Get picked up from specific hotels in Sydney around 08:00 AM to engage yourself in this sightseeing trip like never before.Escape Sydney’s urban bustle for a day to explore the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Blue Mountains.Embrace the  panoramic views of lush valleys and forests from Echo Point, and learn about the ancient rock formations.Explore the  Featherdale Park and have your photos taken with a cuddly koala, see kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and cute little fairy penguins.Stop at Homebush Bay,  Here, you have the opportunity to catch the Rivercat ferry back to Sydney along the Parramatta River- optional.The tour ends at 05:45 PM or take a  river cruise return to Sydney on Parramatta River at an additional cost.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

Starting from

INR 5,493

Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory Wildlife Tour in Melbourne
Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory Wildlife Tour in Melbourne

2D/1N

Phillip Island

About the ActivityIf you are looking to spend some relaxing time in Australia, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Visit one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Australia, the Phillip Island and some of it's most exotic tourist attractions.The tour starts at 10:00 am from Bunyip Tour Office in Melbourne and departs only on Saturdays and Tuesdays seasonally.Indulge in treks amidst the beautiful mountains of Wilson Promontory and behold the scenery filled with beaches and white sands on the granite islands.For those who love nature, you can visit animal sanctuaries and observe a lot of flora and fauna.End your trip at 8 pm on day 2 with lots of amazing memories.
Superb

30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

Starting from

INR 14,663

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13 February 2020
Excellent
Watching animals living in their homely environment was mesmerising. The off-road safari at werribee open range zoo gave us a chance to view many animals. watching rhinos from this close was very exciting. Would like to recommend to all the travellers.
03 February 2020
Excellent
Watching all the marine life swimming in a large aquarium was a mesmerising experience. I especially loved the underwater tunnel here. Truly recommended.
21 December 2019
Excellent
Had an amazing time with penguins with my family. Watched the famous penguin parade and also we have Witnessed the cute creatures like Penguins & Koalas. All thanks to Thrillophilia.
03 February 2020
Superb
With this Aquarium Of Western Australia Ticket, we could access all the exhibits and explore the aquarium with ease. Thank you Thrillophilia.
14 February 2020
Excellent
Going to Australia and not watching Australian animals was never a choice. I quickly booked it from you guys when i found that the price is cheaper. Would like to book again from Thrillophilia
14 February 2020
Excellent
Watching Kangaroos so close I could have never imagined. They were so amazing. Not to forget we also saw cutest creatures, Koalas. Having a chance to spend time with them will be cherished for all our lives.
14 February 2020
Excellent
Our driver was very friendly and the best part was that we got a wifi connection on board. I was able to share all the photos on Instagram on spot. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw penguins having a parade. Such a mesmerising experience.
14 February 2020
Excellent
Australia being famous for its wildlife, we always wanted to see all of them in one place. Koalas, kangaroos and most importantly penguins we could see them all. Would definitely recommend this Phillip Island tour.
13 February 2020
Excellent
The ranger that accompanied us was very knowledgeable. He knew all the paths that could be explored to spot as many animals. We were able to see zebras, antelopes and many other animals. An amazing package by Thrillophilia.