Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville

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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  • Layout was great.... easy to get around... however a few exhibits were closed or nothing to see.... would be a great day with kids.... lots of statues and heaps of dinosaurs.... the best part of the.....  more »
  • Took advantage of our zoo membership by visiting at just the right time to watch the bird show which is always fun Was amazed by the dinosaurs-which was fascinating and kid will love it As usual...  more »
  • Our first visit to the Sanctuary, won't be our last . it was wonderful to see our native animals and birds in such a natural bush setting , they looked very much at home .  more »
  • 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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