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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket provided by Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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About
The Healesville Sanctuary is home to over 200 native Australian animal species and lies just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. With this general admission ticket, visit at a time that suits you and spend as long as you like inside. Spot animals including kangaroos, koalas, duck-billed platypus, and wombats; learn about the zoo’s conversation work at the animal hospital; and enjoy full access to the live animal shows, keeper talks, and feeding demonstrations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Prepaid tickets: no fixed entrance time or waiting in ticket queues
  • Fantastic animal sightings including koalas, wallabies, and dingoes
  • Entrance to all live shows, keeper talks and feeding demonstrations
  • Self-guided tour lets you explore at your own pace
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Prepaid tickets: no fixed entrance time or waiting in ticket queues
  • Fantastic animal sightings including koalas, wallabies, and dingoes
  • Entrance to all live shows, keeper talks and feeding demonstrations
  • Self-guided tour lets you explore at your own pace
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6297HEALESVILLE
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All keeper talks and presentations including Spirits of the Sky daily bird show and Platypus show.
  • General admission to Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • All keeper talks and presentations including Spirits of the Sky daily bird show and Platypus show.
  • General admission to Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Popular mentions

4.5
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BKK_1
Hillsborough, UK37 contributions
Magical
Fantastic day out with the family. All the staff are friendly (from the cafe staff to the keepers). The keepers are so knowledgeable and obviously care deeply for their animals. We can’t wait to return.
Written 2 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Curlew
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
The most peaceful zoo on Earth.
An animal-lover's paradise, nestled amongst the beauty of the Dandenongs. Make sure you visit the animal hospital - you never know what animals will be being cared for.
Written 6 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vikki templeton
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Photographers paradise
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Recently attended a photo workshop held at the Healesville Sanctuary. What a wonderful place to learn. The Sanctuary staff where also very helpful, which was great to see. Can easily spend the day wondering around here. Make sure you have plenty of batteries and a long lens.
Written 3 April 2021
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suea-melbourne
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
A fabulous day out
Jan. 2021
I have visited Healesville Sanctuary many times but my visit in January was by far a stand out. A highlight was the Dinosaur and Megafauna experience. What an amazing display. The staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable. What a perfect day out for young dinosaur fans and budding paleontologists! I highly recommend it for young and old alike. The other highlight for me was the Creatures of the Night exhibition. The nocturnal house was so well done! I was very excited to actually see so many rare animals, including the beautiful Mountain Pygmy Possum. This exhibit is well worth a look. A great day out!
Written 22 January 2021
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Bill
8 contributions
Pleasant experience
Jan. 2021
Nice place to visit. As a bonus the dinosaur experience was well received by our kids!
Seeing the koalas relatively up close are in no doubt "a winner"!
Written 14 January 2021
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NavadaShepp
Shepparton, Australia328 contributions
Brilliant experience!
Jan. 2021
What a lovely day! Highlights for me were seeing a platypus swimming around in the platypus house and experiencing the Spirits of the Sky presentation which was absolutely terrific. This is an experience that the whole family will enjoy.
Written 7 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TrendyTravellerOhYea
Melbourne, Australia67 contributions
Animals lovers should definitely not miss this!!
Dec. 2020
This is such a great place to visit and they really go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good experience. If you can make it to one of the talks happening throughout the day, that's really interesting. You can even view some veterinary procedures in their operating theatre if there are any happening on the day you visit. So many animals to see and enjoy. This is a must see for any animal lover. We saw the dingo talk which was really interesting and the bird of prey show. If you are interested in the bird of prey show, you have to line up early as it's super popular. People were already lining up for it 30 min before the show and it fills up fast, so go early. I quite enjoyed all the enclosed bird environments as well, especially the parrots. They're so pretty! This park also has loads of picnic areas so you can bring in your own snacks and drinks if you don't want to buy them at the park. Absolutely loved this place!
Written 30 December 2020
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Hi TrendyTravellerOhYea, Thank you for leaving this feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your day at Healesville Sanctuary and loved so many aspects of the Sanctuary. We can't wait to welcome you back! Zoos Victoria
Written 2 February 2021
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
Healesville Sanctuary - a delight to visit!
Nov. 2020
It has been years since I visited Healesville Sanctuary and under very different circumstances.

Upon arrival, you are greeted by staff informing you of what you need before you get to the ticket window. From there you are given a ticket. I bought a general admission ticket, using my Zoo Membership card, and there are unique options linked with animal experiences to choose from as well [not currently running- check their website before visiting]. Being environmentally friendly, you scan a QR code and their map loads on your phone.

Things to know:
Be aware that some enclosures are still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, such as the reptile house.

The toilets scattered throughout are easy to find, and drink fountains are not in use due to the restrictions, so bring water.

Staff members are moving through the park and wiping down areas to keep them COVID-safe and wear your mask.

This venue displays clear signs making navigation easy.

There are a few cafes to buy food from, with seating outside and along paths. Food: give the Mediterranean wrap a try.

They have a dino-park for the kids, which you can't miss due to the raptor and other dino noises echoing throughout that area.

The enclosures themselves are as close to their natural environment as you can get, and on hot days have water sprays blowing across each section, tubs of food and water plus ample shelter.

The conservation and Aboriginal displays are impressive and informative [keep your eye out for the groovy sculptures].

A pleasant surprise was meeting many of the handlers and keepers inside some of the sections. Approachable, knowledgable and friendly - bravo - makes a visit even more fascinating after listening to them.

They don't mind you wandering around with a camera taking copious amounts of photos.

The carpark is free and travel time to the sanctuary from Melbourne is about 1hr15 - if using the Eastern Freeway, if not wanting tolls it's a bit longer, 1hr30.

Recommendations:
Wear a hat, bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a camera/smartphone, water and snacks.

Though I didn't get to see all the animals today, I will return, another perk from having a Zoo Membership.

Visit Healesville Sanctuary; they work hard to present a venue that is kind and homely for the animals, to inform the public about conservation and care of flora and fauna and to educate in a friendly manner.
Written 11 November 2020
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Trail3255
1 contribution
Totally dissatisfied
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately there were no talks and many areas were closed off to the public. I wasn't too upset about that as my aim was to take my partner to see the birds in flight show which I knew was open at 1 and 3pm. We went for a coffee at 2:45 to take to the show but the lady said she had just cleaned the machine :/ No coffee for us. We could have gone to another cafe but didn't want to miss the show. Excitedly arrived at the flight show at 2:50 only to be turned away as they said they were at capacity. I spoke to reception about my dismay but was given 2 coffee vouchers and told there was nothing they could do. So utterly dissapointed. Felt like we deserved a refund. If you want to see a handful of kangaroos and birds, 3 koalas, a couple of tassie devils and one wombat, knock yourself out.
Written 7 July 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,907 contributions
One of Australia's best wildlife habitats
May 2020
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 include dingoes, platypus and many indigenous birds. Please note, at time of writing, Healesville Sanctuary was not admiting visitors due to the corona virus lockdown, so please check that the Sanctuary is open before you make the lengthy trip from downtown Melbourne.
Written 2 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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HowGMAsawit
HowGMAsawit
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Great Place to visit
Healesville Sanctuary is a delightful natural bush setting zoo withlovely enclosures, bushland walking tracks and p
traceyh708
traceyh708
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Bit disappointing
Layout was great.... easy to get around... however a few exhibits were closed or nothing to see.... would be a grea
Guide763657
Guide763657
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Quick members visit
Took advantage of our zoo membership by visiting at just the right time to watch the bird show which is always fun
BARBKIEK
BARBKIEK
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Memorable
Our first visit to the Sanctuary, won't be our last . it was wonderful to see our native animals and birds in such
354gavinp
354gavinp
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Amazing
A great day our and highly recommended. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bird enclosures, dinosaur exh
lydiaguy
lydiaguy
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Wonderful day out
Healesville sanctuary was amazing, we had such a great day there. The bird show was incredible, you must go to that
John S
John S
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Great
We took our children to visit Healesville Sanctuary during school holidays and had a great visit behind the scenes.
Anne363
Anne363
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I LOVE animals!
First visit here since primary school MANY years ago! Lots of cute native animals on view, although a number must
TerryH558
TerryH558
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Very well run Zoo
Last Sunday with my family we visited Healesville Sanctuary Zoo. A great day- easy stroll around the zoo. Animal en
canusich
canusich
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So many things to do
We had a great time here exploring all the different animals and nature throughout. Staff were lovely and we spent
bens313
bens313
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A great visit
We had a great visit to the Sanctuary. Lots to see! Even though it was an extremely hot day, there was plenty of sh
82paigep
82paigep
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Fun morning
Went here with my partner, originally only intended to walk around for an hour and leave but ended up staying for 3
RobCinOz
RobCinOz
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A wonderful place to experience Australia's unique wildlife.
One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Australia. A great day out for the whole family. Anyone with a camera will
Stell_Joy
Stell_Joy
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Fantastic
We thoroughly enjoyed the park with our teenage daughter! Our favourite part was the Dinosaur park... highly recomm
CoastrunnerVictoria
CoastrunnerVictoria
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The Temporary Dinosaur Display Made It Better
We visited on New Years eve and spent about one and a half hours there. Unfortunately not all exhibits were open t
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