The Funky Farm
The Funky Farm
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We are a family run boutique zoo on the Mornington Peninsula, where you can get up-close and personal for an unbelievable hands on experience with our family of Australian Native animals.We are Bookings Only. We can also come to you too.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Rebecca
    1 contribution
    Our 2yr old loved it
    I was actually surprised that they let my 2yr old hold lizards and snakes! He loved it. Was so great to get up close and personal with some Aussie animals. The guides were very knowledgeable and their passion for rescuing animals is really lovely to hear. We had a very enjoyable time and learnt something new there too.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2023
  • rh0des
    52 contributions
    Fantastic experience for any animal lover
    Absolutely loved it. I took my 80 year old mum in a wheel chair. She does not go out much and loves animals so though this would be a good experience. It exceeded my expectations. People were extremally helpful and friendly. Loved the fact that their first priority is the animals . Also was informative and interesting. Small groups and everyone gets a pat of animals. Love how it caters for everyone. 11/10. Great work guys.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Eva E
    1 contribution
    Fantastic Australian Wildlife experience
    We had an amazing time with close ups, feeding and holding Australian wildlife including Emus, Wallabies, Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, Dingos, crocodiles, reptiles and more. Wonderful experience for children and adults at any age. Would highly recommend a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Paradise605988
    50 contributions
    Fabulous for young and old
    What a fabulous place…. You get greeted getting out if the car..then a lovley tour with your guide, (very small Groups) with information about the making of the farm and what they have planned, they have tons of information about every animal…you get to touch / hold almost every animal without feeling rushed and they even take pics for you on your phone. I have 16 &14 yrs old who loved it too….we go to lots of these types of places and this one is well worth a visit. Love supporting local and they are VERY invested in the wellbeing and conservation of their animals. The staff where fabulous. Its small but well thought out and put together.. the tour was 1 1/2 hours and we enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks and we will Come back when we are next in Melbourne.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Melissa Z
    1 contribution
    Experience was an ABSOLUTE BLAST
    I would definitely recommend the Funky Farm to all of my friends and family. Staff were very friendly from when we entered the car park, to when we left and said goodbye. My toddler and baby were a bit young to understand the conversations about each animal but they loved seeing them up close. Although my 6 month old daughter was in her pram, our tour guide brought the animals so she could have a close look. I will definitely be coming back when the kids are a bit older. Loved the day, hands- on, great pace and you can see how happy the animals all are. Thank you again to the staff at Funky Farm!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Jessica F
    1 contribution
    An amazing day out with the family!
    We took our two kids (5&7yo) and had the best day out. Kris, Chris, Sam and the whole team were so professional, hilarious and so incredibly informative. You can tell the animals at The Funky Farm are well cared for and adored by the staff. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to not only see animals but also wanting to know more about Australian animals. We can’t wait to get back to the farm when the expansion is open. What an incredible program they will be running with NDIS to get people into the workforce!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Shammir K
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    Best interactive farm in Melbourne
    Worth every dollar on visiting them. My 2nd trip! Very interactive and knowledgeable staff. I did a booking with 4 kids, 2 toddlers, together with 12 adults. From 1.5 yrs to 70 yrs old. Everyone enjoyed it. They were kind to arrange a session for us. Animals are also well looked after. A must visit if you are in Melbourne. You get to touch, feel and understand these animals there.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 June 2023
  • John B
    133 contributions
    Fantastic Funky Farm Experience
    We enjoyed this experience so much. The fantastic staff provided us with lots of information about each animal and allowed plenty of time for us to take photographs. The small groups allowed us to see everything well and we were able to touch and feed various animals. We took our two Grandchildren aged 8 and 12 and they loved it as much as we did. When you imagine a farm you think of farm animals but this was very different. The animals and birds are rescued and provided with a unique home to live in at Hastings, Victoria.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Aleda G
    1 contribution
    BEST TIME EVER!
    We had a private tour for my 6 year old, animal obsessed boy, for his birthday. What a magical experience! The guide, Amos, was engaging, funny, knowledgeable, great with kids (and parents too) and extremely passionate. This place is so much of a gem you almost don't want to share it with others....but I will. Chris and Sam and their whole team are incredible. They respect their animals so much and pass on some amazing information throughout the tour. The grounds are beautifully taken care of, the staff passionate and engaging, the whole experience being something we'll never forget. Thanks to the FF team for such a memorable day. 😀 Aleda, Sam & Arlo
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 August 2023
  • An M
    1 contribution
    Learn, have fun and relax
    Myself and my granddauther really enjoyed the visit. We have learners lots of interesting facts about the animals. We loved interactive experience with the animals and beautiful natural environment around us. Our tour guides were very informative and entertaining. We do recommend the Funky Farm to everyone who loves and cares about nature and animals. Thank you for a great experience. Anna and Scarlette
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 November 2023
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PeejOZ
14 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely loved my return visit, bring along an International guest, as well as other family. Everyone had a great time, loved that there was no additional cost for getting up close with so many animals.
Highly recommend for those wanting to see Australian animals on their visit. Best part is the tour is only 1.5hrs so won't take up your whole day, still allowing time to explore the area and get to a beach!
Written 12 February 2024
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Kelly T
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Feb 2024 • Family
Loved it!!! Me and the kids loved it. Everyone was super friendly, and I loved that it was a walk around tour with a guide.!!
Written 11 February 2024
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Alyson S
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Business
A wonderful place to visit. Highly recommend.
The staff are all so caring and go above and beyond to make a memorable experience for you.
Fully accessible and interactive. The animal family are cared for so well.
Thanks for a fantastic time and can't wait to return.
Written 8 February 2024
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Kbbunyip
Hampton East, Australia35 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
A great and intimate experience up close and personal with the animals and reptiles. Loads of detail about the animals if asked and I liked the caution of danger for the children and respect for people’s fears. It was very hands on. They treat and know their animals really well. All felt very safe. I took my 74 yo mother and she was dubious but really enjoyed the experience.

Very good handlers
Very good staff
Very good animals
Enclosures a work in progress
First impressions minimalist, not commercial, little that is there they do well.
Didn’t see a shop or any merchandise which was very refreshing
Written 4 February 2024
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katrina m
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
What a great experience, we had the pleasure of meeting some of the very friendly and knowledgeable staff and very cute animals.
Close up encounters with some great animals.
Small groups which made the experience more personal.
My son already wants to go back.
Highly recommend
Written 29 January 2024
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Danielle Jayde C
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Such a great experience. Genuine friendly staff. Very focussed on inclusivity and all participants getting a go, regardless of age or abilities which was inspiring to see. Really knowledgeable staff. Incredible stories and lots of facts. A great experience with a real diverse range of resident animals.
Written 29 January 2024
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Jane Mc
Langwarrin, Australia9 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
What a fun afternoon out. Our 5 yr old granddaughter loved it. This kept her attention and she showed great interest in the various animals.Conquering fears, she patted lizards, a crocodile, emu, kangaroo, wombats, had a large black cockatoo on her arm and a snake around her neck. Fabulous interaction for all. Well worth a visit.
Written 27 January 2024
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charbord
Warwick, UK28 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Had a fantastic tour, the staff were so knowledgeable and friendly and we got u so close to the animals. We took a 12 & 10 yr old and they just loved being able to be hands on with most of the animals value, definitely going back again and will definitely recommend to all our friends.
Written 25 January 2024
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sarahhhh83
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Absolutely loved our time at the Funky Farm. Chris K was a very knowledgeable guide, answering all our questions. It’s a really hands on experience, we got to meet so many animals. It’s amazing value for money and we’d love to visit again one day!
Written 22 January 2024
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Ben A
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Amazing hands on experience that is great for the family and kids at any age level. Informative and exciting! Couldnt have asked for a better day
Written 21 January 2024
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