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Animals

Bundoora Park Children’s Farm
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Bundoora Park Children’s Farm offers fun activities for all ages. Meet some of their friendly animals, take a ride through the farm and see if you can spot some kangaroos, or explore the heritage village where you can experience farm life in the 20th century.

Cat Café Melbourne
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Spend some time cuddling cats in a café setting – ground floor is wheelchair friendly, but please call the café before going in so they can prepare

Chesterfield Farm
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Meeting animals, tractor rides, hand milking cows, animal shows and demonstrations

Collingwood Children’s Farm
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Experience farm life only 5km from Melbournes city centre. The Farm is a wonderful place to take a breath, rest in the paddocks or engage with the animals, and allow life-long memories to be made!
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Experience farm life only 5km from Melbournes city centre. The Farm is a wonderful place to take a breath, rest in the paddocks or engage with the animals, and allow life-long memories to be made!

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Healesville Sanctuary
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Lots of local Australian animals, programs and shows throughout the day, and you can explore the animal hospital

Lead The Way
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Various types of animal assisted therapy different types of animals; aside from Animal Assisted Therapy, other services include counselling, support groups, equine therapy and family psychology

Melbourne Zoo
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A range of educational tours are available

Moonlit Sanctuary
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Explore 10 hectares of bushland, feed kangaroos, get up close with colourful bords, reptiles dingoes and more. At night, latern-lit tours are avaliable to meet many nocturnal animals.

Mullum Road Psychology Clinic (Ringwood Clinic)
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A range of Animal Assisted Therapy sessions and services with a team of professional psychologists and different animals, covering a wide range of issues with all ages. Equine Assisted Therapy is also provided.

Myuna Farm
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Myuna Farm is a community farm where you can visit the animals or learn about farming and sustainability

Penguin Parade
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Take a trip to Phillip Island to watch the penguins make their journey home from sea. You will have the chance to explore the penguin museum and surrounding coastline before settling down to see some penguins. The penguins emerge from the water at dusk, make their way across the sand, and nestle into burrows, right before your eyes. Wheelchair viewing area has the best view, and those with difficulty with temperature/weather can make a booking for the Skybox

Riding Develops Abilities
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Enables individuals with a disability to develop independence through adaptive coaching in horse riding.
Places are quite full so will need to contact them in order to be placed into the waiting list

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Sea Life Melbourne
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Sea Life Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner

St Kilda Penguin Viewing
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Take a trip to the St. Kilda pier, and watch a colony of fairy penguins return to the shore and nestle into the burrows. Don’t forget to rug up – it can get very cold! Best viewing time is 30 minutes after sunset

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Admission includes a 45 minutes safari tour – wheelchair users get to sit at the front of the bus (best spot)

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