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Things to Do in Melbourne with Kids

Things to Do in Melbourne with Kids

With a mellower climate than most Australian cities, laid-back Melbourne is a fabulous destination to visit with kids. From hot-air balloons to ziplines, from penguins and koalas to a century-old steam train, Australia’s second city has plenty of options that the whole family will love. Here are some of the best.

  • Get up close and personal with animals. See the penguins at Phillip Island; watch koalas and kangaroos; take a trip to Africa at Werribee Open Range Zoo ; or discover Australia’s unique fauna at Melbourne Zoo.
  • Ride Puffing Billy, a century-old steam train, through the scenic Dandenong Ranges.
  • Race through the treetops on a zipline.
  • Glide above the Yarra Valley in a hot-air balloon.
  • Catch a magic show.
  • Hover high above the city at the Eureka Skydeck 88.
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Melbourne Skydeck Entry Ticket

Melbourne Skydeck Entry Ticket

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Soak up a spectacular aerial view of Melbourne with a visit to Melbourne Skydeck— the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Admire the watery expanse of Port Phillip Bay and the rolling Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Even the other skyscrapers of Melbourne’s business district will seem miniature from this incredible vantage point. Thrill-seekers can upgrade to experience ‘The Edge’— a moving, glass-bottomed cube that lets you hover over the city streets 88 floors below.
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  • 1 hour
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Soar over the Yarra Valley during the golden light of sunrise during an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Float over the scenic landscape of gentle rolling hills and vineyards as day breaks across this beloved winemaking region. Upgrade to enjoy hotel pickup and a delicious sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate after touching down back on solid ground.
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  • 4 hours
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Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket

Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket

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Spot Aussie icons like kangaroos, koalas and emu, as well as exotic beasts like lions, gorillas and meerkats on a thrilling family day trip to the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Hop on an open-window bus for a 40-minute safari tour and get up close to giraffes, rhinos, zebras, camels and more. Then, explore the rest of the park on foot, and walk the boardwalk above the hippo pool, enjoy zookeeper talks and presentations, or make the most of the kid’s play areas.
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  • 3 hours
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Melbourne Magic Show: Impossible Occurrences Ticket

Melbourne Magic Show: Impossible Occurrences Ticket

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Let your imagination run wild with an hour of non-stop entertainment. Get glammed up for intimate magic show at Melbourne’s 5-star Marriott Hotel and prepare to be dazzled. Unbelievable magic tricks, mind-blowing illusions, mind reading and audience participation all add to a truly mesmerizing show and you’re sure to leave a believer!
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Australian Wildlife Tour at Melbourne Zoo Ticket

Australian Wildlife Tour at Melbourne Zoo Ticket

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See Australian wildlife up close with exclusive morning access to the Melbourne Zoo. Enter the zoo before it opens and check out koalas, emus, exotic birds, and more. Watch kangaroos have breakfast, explore a wombat’s subterranean burrow, and learn all about these amazing animals before the crowds arrive. You’ll have the chance to spend free time in the zoo after your tour concludes.
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  • 45 minutes
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12 Apostles and Otway Fly Zipline Day Trip from Melbourne
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12 Apostles and Otway Fly Zipline Day Trip from Melbourne

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Combine a drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road with a high-energy zip-line adventure on this full-day tour Melbourne. Fast track your tour to take in the most photographed landmarks and make a beeline for the Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. Take in the views from the Razorback lookout or opt for a memorable helicopter flight (extra cost) along the coast. After lunch, take to the treetops at the Otway Fly Adventure to navigate a thrilling course of zip-lines, suspension bridges and canopy walkways through the rainforest.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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The Ultimate Melbourne Attractions Pass

The Ultimate Melbourne Attractions Pass

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Enjoy the Melbourne attractions and activities that interest you most with this flexible attractions pass. There are multiple options to choose from to suit your schedule—select a pass that offers unlimited attractions for a set number of days, or select a flexi pass that offers a set number of attractions within a longer time period. Then explore Melbourne however you wish, choosing from more than 25 experiences such as the zoo, Eureka Skydeck, a city sightseeing tour, a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train or entry to Healesville Sanctuary.
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  • 90 days
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Great Ocean Road Private Day Tour

Great Ocean Road Private Day Tour

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Explore the Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne that combines classic sightseeing with a visit to a heritage sheep station. On the way there may be time to visit a sheep farm before we head to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Take in the scenery as you drive the Great Ocean Road through Apollo Bay, Kennett River, Lorne, Bells Beach and Torquay. You’ll make stops for lunch, and photo ops of koalas, kangaroos, surf beaches and spectacular scenery.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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