Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville

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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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  • First visit here since primary school MANY years ago! Lots of cute native animals on view, although a number must have been sleeping. "No emus at home today" - they'd relocated to another area...  more »
  • Last Sunday with my family we visited Healesville Sanctuary Zoo. A great day- easy stroll around the zoo. Animal enclosures and signage very good. Very good variety of Aussie animals. Plus Healsville....  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.

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