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Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville
Categories: Valleys, Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region. Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats, and emus. Make sure you head along to the daily keeper talks and presentations including the Spirits of the Sky bird show and Tales from Platypus Creek show! Arrange to visit Healesville Sanctuary and other attractions in Healesville using our Healesville tour planner.
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I enjoy seeing Pandas, Rhinos and Polar Bears as much as anyone, but what I really love to see are Australia's own unique and interesting fauna (animals). Many of the animals were active and appeared ... read more »
This is a fun place to visit. Follow the trails shown on the handout map and visit Kangaroos, Koalas, Dingos, Taz Devils, Cassowarys, Emus and other native animals. Facts about each animal are posted ... read more »
I have been going to Healesville sanctuary over the years since I was little, more than 50 years ago. In the last 30 years, Healesville Sanctuary has been one of the first and treasured places to take... read more »
They have poor knowledge of animal activity and sub-par tour guides .They lack maintenance and staff seem to be rude and dismissive portraying arrogance and a unwelcoming tone in accordance . However the bird show which takes place is the only shining light on this train wreck of an organisation. I was appalled by this and frankly myself and others deserve better.
Well worth the trip out to see this. Lots of healthy and happy looking animals. Easy to spend most of your day here. The live bird show was great fun.
Friendly staff great customer service and one of the best zoos we have visited. Kids loved the selection of animals and birds. Birds of prey talk is not to be missed. Lots of opportunities to get close to the animals and birds and even hold them. Highly recommended visit in Healsville.
Amazing zoo. Feels just like a walk in the bush with animals present, not like a walk through cage city. Furthermore, with the ethical questions of zoos a legitimate concern, Healesville Sanctuary is one zoo that can hold its head high as ethical without a doubt. Their conservation work is incredible, the extra land they own and maintain that isn't public access is invaluable, and the animals they have on show ALWAYS look healthy, active and positive. As a zoologist, I have few places that I love more!
Such a great place to visit and learn about Australian wildlife. The bird show was incredible and the platypus show very informative. My kids loved the boomerang throwing display and the hut where there was an Indigenous artist painting. Such a great day out.
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