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    Posted by Gianni Malpensa July 30, 2013 - 1,569 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #family  #victoria  #Melbourne 

    I am about to give you the recipe for a perfect family Saturday afternoon in Melbourne. Catch the tram, go to the zoo or give the kids a bird’s eye view of Melbourne from the top of the 253-metre-high Rialto Towers Building. Don't forget to get yourself to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade because this place rocks.

    1. Take the tram:
    A trip to Melbourne isn't complete without a ride on a Melbourne icon the tram. And the best way to get around the city is on the free City Circle Tram. The circuit takes about 30 minutes but you can get on and off as many times as you want. The trams run every 10 minutes in both directions between 10am and 6pm every day. City Circle Trams are burgundy and gold in colour and the stops are specially marked.
    2. Melbourne Aquarium:
    Melbourne Aquarium’s new Ocean Rangers program is the perfect way to keep the kids busy during the school holidays. Including a full educational tour, an exclusive look behind-the-scenes, art and craft activities and the chance to meet aquarium aquarists and keepers, it’s the perfect action-packed day out for the kids!
    3. Melbourne Observation Deck:
    Give the kids a bird’s eye view of Melbourne from the top of the 253-metre-high Rialto Towers Building, the tallest office building in the southern hemisphere. Admission price includes a 20-minute sight and sound extravaganza, 'Melbourne the Living City,' shown in the Rialto Vision Theatre and free use of high-powered binoculars.
    4. Melbourne Zoo:
    Australia’s oldest zoo has more than 350 animal species from around the world on display. Highlights include the steamy Butterfly House, the Wonderful New World of Bugs, the Trail of the Elephants and regular meet-the-keeper opportunities throughout the day. Elliot Avenue, Parkville
    5. Phillip Island Penguin Parade:
    One of Australia’s most popular wildlife attractions is just 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Witness the world phenomenon of the Penguin Parade. The Little Penguins return from the sea each evening at dusk after spending the day up to 100km off shore. Watch as they leave the sea, cross the beach and go to their burrows. Walk through the Visitor Centre's "Penguin World" and learn of the life of the Little Penguin.


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