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Best Family Options to Explore in Melbourne - Lots of Aussie Fun for the Whole Family

Melbourne is a highly sought out family holiday destination that is very popular among visitors of all ages. To have the time of your life with the jingbang, don't miss the popular options below.

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Pay a Visit to the Melbourne Zoo

Pay a Visit to the Melbourne Zoo

If you have children tagging along with you, you need to pay a visit to the Melbourne Zoo. It really is a treat for the little ones this place, with all kinds of creatures that both mesmerize and entertain. The Melbourne Zoo is located in the heart of Melbourne City and can easily be accessed wherever you are in the city. From elephants, tigers to lions and more there is an array of animals housed here that range from the most fierce to the most docile. The large gorillas give you a grand welcome and the butterfly sanctuary offers an enchanted feel. There are animals from Australia and around the world giving you a good dose of wildlife from all over the planet.

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Explore Phillip Islands

Explore Phillip Islands

If there is one place that holds the grand prize when it comes to family attractions in Melbourne, it probably is Philip Islands. Around 2 hours from Melbourne City, Philip Islands is famous above all else for its penguins. At about the same time every single day, penguins make their way to shore to the home of the world's largest penguin colony. Known as the Penguin Parade, this is the highlight of the Phillip Islands. There is plenty more here for kids and adults including a koala conservation centre, the Nobbies, the chocolate factory and a plethora of breathtaking scenery right round.

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Pay a Visit to the Werribee Mansion and Rose Garden

Pay a Visit to the Werribee Mansion and Rose Garden

The Werribee Mansion and Rose Garden is located some 30 kilometres West of Melbourne and is a tranquil attraction to spend your evenings in. It's a historic building this attraction and can easily take you back to an era long gone. Constructed by wealthy sheep farmers, this Italian style mansion is just as eye catching today as it was when it was first built and to this day beautifully portrays 19th century Australia. Right round the Werribee Mansion is 10 hectares of formal gardens, created by W.R Guilfoyle, the famous curator of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. In addition to its already pristine appearance you can also find a geometrically designed parterre, pond and original grotto. Outside the Werribee Mansion there is the other Victoria State Rose Garden which displays a collection of over 5,000 pristine roses.

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The Melbourne Aquarium

The Melbourne Aquarium

For all those underwater fans out there, the Melbourne Aquarium offers the best of the marine world swimming right round you. A haven for some massive sharks as well as manta rays, this aquarium has different sections including Sharks Alive, River to Reef, Weird and Wonderful and finally a collection of some of the most beautiful Gentoo Penguins at the all time favourite Antarctica. If you are looking to stay at one of the serviced apartments in Melbourne CBD that is within easy reach of the site, try Oaks on William, only about 15 minutes on foot to the Melbourne Aquarium.

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