Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville

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Valley Zoo / Aquarium
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 have been to many, many zoos here and overseas and I think Healesville Sanctuary is a great zoo to spend a day. The sanctuary is situated in beautiful bushland and it's the natural habitats that the...  more »
  • i have been to ballarat wildlife park few years ago and went to healesville sanctuary just few days ago. ballarat wildlife park is far much better than healesville. at healesville, you cant feed the k...  more »
  • Wow. Went yesterday with family of five. Great time. Incredible experience and direct contact with Australian animals. Kangaroos, parrots, birds of prey and wallabies. Wonderful job preserving Austral...  more »
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  • What a liked of this big park is the koala section. each koala has his own tree and i could see a koala awake walking around waiting for food. They offer a closer up encounter for extra money that allow you to see them closer but you cannot touch them. I also enjoyed seeing platypus. In the overall i expected this park to be more interesting and with more animals.
  • Great family environment, there are a few animals and could defiantly do with a few more and maybe more staff and guided tours! We turned up on a day with wine and cheese tasting on, which was a bonus except for the parking attendant which sent us 3 kms away to wait for a bus which was no show, forcing us to come back driving. Otherwise it's well priced and accessible and very interactive. Great for kids and on this occasions for adults too.
  • Australia has the best animals, I saw tiny feather gliders run across walls in their enclosure and defy gravity. We saw a thrilling bird show where the birds of prey swooped across the crowd and spoke to a dingo keeper about why they are so misunderstood. She was feeding the dingoes inside the enclosure and answering questions. Always a highlight to see Koala's up close. Highly recommended to take visitors to Australia. Very relaxing and a very nice day out.
  • Loved it, but they wouldn't let me touch the real living koala. Giggle. The zoo is fun, we skipped animals that would look like any animal in any zoo (frogs, birds, insects) and instead focused on native species to Australia that we don't normally see (kangaroos, koala, Tasmanian devil, dingo, and so many others). A real treat and must see on your business trip to Melbourne.
  • It's a great place native Australian animals, have visited a few times and it's always been great. Make sure you book your close encounters before hand as they can get sold out quickly. A must do if you are around Healesville.