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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  • Hubby and I spent time relaxing and exploring the sanctuary. The staff were very helpful, when answering our questions or serving us. Easy walking so great for those who find walking difficult. 
    Hubby and I spent time relaxing and exploring the sanctuary. The staff were very helpful, when answering our questions or serving us. Easy walking so great for those who find walking difficult.  more »
  • Healesville Sanctuary is a delightful natural bush setting zoo withlovely enclosures, bushland walking tracks and picnic areas. Well worth a visit. 
    Healesville Sanctuary is a delightful natural bush setting zoo withlovely enclosures, bushland walking tracks and picnic areas. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • 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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