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Victoria has wonderful natural features and amazing wildlife. You can reach beaches, mountains, rural farms and zoos within an hour of Melbourne.

Natural wonders

Victoria is home to several natural wonders for you to discover:

Find out more about Victoria’s natural wonders on the Parks Victoria website and Visit Victoria website.

Melbourne gardens

You don’t have to travel far from the centre of Melbourne to find world-class gardens. Here is a selection of some of the best Melbourne gardens:

Find out more about Melbourne’s gardens on the Visit Victoria website.

National parks

Victoria has numerous national parks with truly unique natural features that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Some of our national parks include:

Find out more about Melbourne parks and Victoria’s national parks on the Parks Victoria website.


Melbourne also has three world-class zoos for you and your family to get up close and personal with all sorts of animals and wildlife.

Visit these websites for more information on nature and wildlife around Melbourne, including camping, hiking trails and tours:

Please note: The information, services and views expressed that may appear on any linked websites are not necessarily endorsed by the Skilled and Business Migration Program and the Victorian Government. It is recommended that you make your own enquiries as to the appropriateness and suitability of the information on this site for your particular circumstances.




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