One day during our 3 day stay in Melbourne we decided that we wanted to head of to the Werribee Open Range Zoo, as we''d heard it was a good day out.
We headed Southwest out of Melbourne on the Princes Highway for approximately 1 1/2 hours until we reached Werribee, where we located the zoo. We parked the cars in the carpark abd proceeded through the entry gates.
Our timing was pretty good because we only had a 1/2 hour wait for a tour bus to arrive to take us on our venture around the zoo, through the zebra, rhino, giraffe and other wild animal enclosures. What a great way to see the animals in a near natural surrounding.
After the bus trip we went for a stroll around the monkey and bird enclosures and found a small area with Australian native animals in. I think everyones favorite display was the Merecats.
After leaving the zoo we still had a good part of the afternoon left so Dale commented on a sign that he saw advertising the Military Aviation Museum at Point Cook, so everyone agreed that we should stop of there on the way back.
If you enjoy planes and Military aviation history then you will enjoy a wander around this exhibition. They have old jets, moe modern jets and many other displays.
Upon our return to Melbourne we decided we were too lazy to cook our meal so we went to the Crown Casino, located on the Yarra River. On a Saturday Night this is where it all happens. The movies are here, Planet Hollywood and several other restaurants are here, shops are here and so of course is the Crown Casino. Even if you''re not into gambling the casino is well worth a look at, even if it''s just for the lighting show in it''s Atrium area.