Melbourne - Gateway to Australia’s Natural World
A taste of Australia’s unique wildlife experiences will inspire further exploration, making Melbourne the perfect gateway to Australia’s natural world.
Wildiaries’ tours around the southern city’s coast and hinterlands are designed for wildlife lovers to experience Australia’s iconic wildlife without a lengthy journey into the Outback.
Melbourne boasts internationally significant wetlands and over a quarter of Australia’s bird life right on its doorstep. The city is surrounded by lush rainforest with Superb Lyrebirds and tree-dwelling flying mammals (Greater Gliders); there are Platypus in the city rivers and you can spot Eastern Grey Kangaroos en route to the airport. There are grasslands teeming with Eastern Barred Bandicoots, steep rocky mountains with Koalas, endemic Bottlenose Dolphins to swim with and Australian Sea Lions to view. In the heart of the urban jungle, one of the world’s largest owls, the Powerful Owl resides near nesting Little Penguins. Melbourne enjoys the most diverse and accessible wildlife experiences of all Australia’s major cities.