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Healesville Sanctuary: Tours & Tickets

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Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Set in a beautiful natural environment, the Sanctuary offers a place for people and animals to...more
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Badger Creek Road | Healsville, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An amazing day out seeing Australian wildlife up close. Amazing Bird display at 10am and 2pm. Some amazing wildlife and animals/Marsupials to see here. Kids will love it, and love being able to see and tounch some creatures. Kids are free at weekends which is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank elddewt
Reviewed 6 days ago

My adult daughters were so thrilled, they were running around like children. They were so excited to be so close to the animals and be able to interact with them. The staff were also so knowledgeable and patient with all ou r questions. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank queenmom003
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Healesville Sanctuary is a zoo, it has an amazing collection of Australian native animals. Once you arrive, you can take a number of trails and get up close to the animals. My favourites are the platypus, the "duck billed beaver." You can spend as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 619jeffry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The positives: 1) The ability to get up close to a number of animals 2) The signposting to get around without needing a map 3) The children's playground in the middle of the sanctuary 4) Parking was free The negatives: 1) Food prices (Harvest Cafe)...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ulric2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely impressed but the whole sanctuary and spent quite a lot of time walking around viewing the incredible range of animals and birds. The attraction was much more enjoyable than we expected and we would definitely return.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marbz5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A foot away from a lyrebird. A hooded honeyeater that lands on your shoulder. A wild satin bower bird at your feet in the garden. Very close to all the animals in the exhibits. Excellent keeper talks. Fantastic bird flight show. A performing platypus!!!! I...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Janeva H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to many animal sanctuarys and this is excellent. Loved the bird experience and platypus. Lots and lots of kids that day but it was school holidays. Well played out, lots of bubblers and places to fill water bottles and really cool just meandering...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are zoo members but located in Melbourne so we had to make a special trip to Healesville. It is an absolutely stunning zoo, displaying very well cared for Australian animals. We did the kangaroo encounter which I highly recommend. The bird show is also...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ClareB12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Healesville Sanctuary is a great venue for families and all interested in Australian Wildlife. It is long established in a bush setting just outside Healesville. It is a rambling set of paths taking you to different sections – areas for kangaroos, koala, reptiles, platypus...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marcusact
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Healsville Sanctuary is great place to visit for all the family and of all ages, 5 of us visited the Sanctuary over the weekend covering 3 generations, my wife, daughter, 2 young grandchildren 5 & 3 years of age and myself. The grand kids really...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Heidi K
8 August 2019|
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Response from roffe74 | Reviewed this property |
3hrs at least , you can do it quicker, but then you are rushing it. Better take half a day.
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18 July 2019|
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Response from iGuySimpson | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think you’re allowed to pat the Roos or the Koalas at Healsville.
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shade l
24 December 2018|
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was not available at my visit
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