Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville

4.4
Must see · Valley · Zoo
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! Using our international travel planner, Healesville attractions like Healesville Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The sanctuary is outstanding and brilliant, staff are lovely and passionate, they have an animal hospital there too, saw a koala being cared for, they have dinosaur exhibition until April 2021...  more »
  • Healesville Sanctuary has one of Australia's best collections of native animals. Visitors can get up close the wildlife, using tracks and boardwalks. Apart from kangaroos, other interesting animals.....  more »
  • It is tricky to get to by public transport, especially if you live on the other side of the city. Still, the trip is definitely worth it. Focused mostly on native animals, and animals that one tends.....  more »
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  • An excellent wildlife sanctuary about an hours drive out of Melbourne. The perfect place to see native Australian animals in an almost natural habitat. Make sure you take in the Birds of Prey display while you are there it's both fun and educational.
  • Fantastic park. Highly interactive. Very easy to walk around. Helpful volunteer guides. Animals were in immaculate condition and many actually interacted with us. My children enjoyed feeding the birds and the free fight bird show. I loved the Platypus show!! Highly recommended for families especially with young children.
  • Love Healesville sanctuary. Great place to take overseas visitors, makes for a great day out seeing Australian wildlife. It's a place you could spend all day at, make sure you come in time for the demonstrations and take note of feeding and demonstration times and be at the right place so you can have closer interactions with the animals and learn about them from the keepers. The bird show is a must, occurs twice a day and is very impressive. You see such amazing birds of prey close up and is definitely unmissable when you visit. Decent food options, however lovely places to eat if you bring your own food. Free parking.
  • We love coming to the sanctuary as it's a great day out for the family... Get to see lots of native animals, plenty of play areas for the kids and space to bring a picnic lunch. They should be commended on their continual work on building awareness with animal conservation.
  • Lots of parking available. There are a lot if built up new enclosures for the animals. My daughter loves the night animals and the kangaroos. If you get hungry the food shops have good food but the queue is very long. We love the maps and you will never get lost.

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