What's new this summer

Zoo adventures await this summer!
Melbourne Zoo Werribee Open Range Zoo Healesville Sanctuary
lion gorge Hippo Beach Splash
Dare to enter Lion Gorge Visit the new Hippo Beach Splash into summer
  • Be one of the first to see our Lion bachelor group in their new home
  • Meet the new African Wild Dog pack
  • Catch one of our special daily wildlife presentations
  • Dig for buried treasure under the shade of thatched umbrellas
  • Catch a hippo keeper talk at feeding time and learn about their amazing habits
  • Cool off in the zoo’s hippo water play area
  • Enjoy our misty spray zones and Badger Creek Sprinkler Spray
  • Catch our world-first interactive Platypus show
  • Get a bird’s eye view in the new RACV Lyrebird Aviary

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School holiday careers programs

The following programs are designed for students in Years 7-12:

  • Keeper for a Day at Healesville Sanctuary

    Go behind the scenes with some of our most precious and endangered Australian animals. Come and work as threatened species keeper at Healesville Sanctuary these school holidays and learn how you can help fight extinction.
  • Vet for a Day at Healesville Sanctuary

    Come and work alongside our vets on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animals, including endangered species, as well as injured wildlife brought to the hospital.
  • Keeper for a Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

    Are you an aspiring Zoo keeper? Find out if you have what it takes to care for the amazing array of animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo these school holidays!