Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville

4.3
#1 of 25 in Parks in Yarra Valley
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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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  • Healesville Sanctuary is the best zoo to see almost every Australian animal in their relatively natural habitat. Fantastic activity for all ages, plenty of interesting and fun things to do. Some anima...  more »
  • wonderful attraction with great enclosures for native animals and birds - also very good facilities food and amenities.  more »
  • If you like to see almost every Australian Animal in their (almost) natural habitat, then that's the place to go. Emu, Koala, Kangaroo, Tasmanian Devil, Dingo, Platypus, Echidnas, Wombats and many mor...  more »
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  • A great day out seeing some of Australia's most fascinating animals up close. Really informative and educational too, and the park staff were all super friendly and welcoming too. A highlight of my visit to Melbourne, well worth the trip.
  • Great place to spend the day wondering amongst some Aussie bush and appreciate the diversity of Australian flora and fauna. So many great exhibits and shows running all day. Highly recommend a visit
  • Great natural sanctuary where you can get close to many animals. Bird show is great. Good for kids as they don't have high fences. If you want food go to the main cafe and not the one at the entrance. Also serve punt road wines, just what you need after a day out with the kids!
  • I've been here probably more than four times so far within 1.5 years! I loved this place first time I went, took families and they all loved it too. I personally think it's way better than Melbourne zoo where it's too packed and nasty. (People were eating food like mad and apparently most of them think it's okay to throw the trash on the ground. It was so nasty, not cool people!) Melbourne zoo to me is too touristy. This place might be a bit far from the city, but it's so worth it. Bring your kids and charge your cameras, do not bring the snacks to the zoo or if you're too too hungry please eat the food and clean the area. They also offers a place you can sit and eat. I've seen some idiots (some parents) feeding crackers to these gorgeous pelicans in front of their kids. I was very upset and could not believe I even saw that. What do you people think? DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS! Especially do not feed them human food. I think these people have zero respect for the animals and their poor kids will not learn much from them. Please don't ruin this place and others zoos, people. Thank you very much!
  • Healesville is a great place. My husband and i go all the time. Plenty to see. And is currently getting a make over in some areas so some spots are blocked off by barriers. Not an issue for us. Defiantly a recommendation for a family outing for the day.

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