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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.
Healesville Sanctuary reviews
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 »
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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