Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville

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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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  • Children will love Healesville Sanctuary, you can get up close to the animals. All the birds and animals are Australian natives. Healesville Sanctuary is a zoo, with many Australian native animals... 
    Children will love Healesville Sanctuary, you can get up close to the animals. All the birds and animals are Australian natives. Healesville Sanctuary is a zoo, with many Australian native animals...  more »
  • Love visiting the zoo. So much to see and do. Not hard to walk around and great for all ages we would recommend going to all zoos 
    Love visiting the zoo. So much to see and do. Not hard to walk around and great for all ages we would recommend going to all zoos  more »
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  • I have visited this sanctuary multiple times and loved it every time. It has a good variety of animals with a nice setup to show them in their habitats. If you’re there in time for shows, shows are both informative and interesting. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It’s great to know that this place helps animals and puts them back to the wild. Another great thing about this place is that it’s open on public holidays, even on Good Friday and Christmas day. Also kids can visit the place for free on weekends.
  • May be good for kids. We were two couples so the animal attractions were a little less interesting. Some important/exciting animals like Tigers etc are not here. Melbourne Zoo is much better.

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