Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary: Hours, Address, Healesville Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Healesville Sanctuary
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos • Valleys
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 reconnect with nature from creek to canopy, and plays a critical role in saving some of the world's most endangered animals. Explore the 70 acre bushland haven to experience close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. Visitors are also free to explore the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working vetinary hospital treating over 1500 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year. The expert team shares the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release with the Sanctuary's visitors. Don't miss: Spirits of the Sky: A free flight presentation featuring Australian raptors such as the Wedge Tailed Eagle, and colourful parrot species. Tales from Platypus Creek: Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary's most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! Wade with the Platypus: In this world-first, hands-on experience it will be your turn to be the Platypus keeper. You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the 'Platypus play pool' where it's normally the keeper's job to play, frolic, tickle and feed our little furry friends.
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Tracey H
Wallsend, Australia199 contributions
Bit disappointing
Apr. 2021 • Solo
Layout was great.... easy to get around... however a few exhibits were closed or nothing to see.... would be a great day with kids.... lots of statues and heaps of dinosaurs.... the best part of the day was the bird of prey display/show.... very enjoyable...but expected more....
Written 29 April 2021
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Guide763657
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Quick members visit
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Took advantage of our zoo membership by visiting at just the right time to watch the bird show which is always fun
Was amazed by the dinosaurs-which was fascinating and kid will love it
As usual staff were friendly kind and helpful
Written 25 April 2021
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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
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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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Barb Kiek
7 contributions
Memorable
Mar. 2021
Our first visit to the Sanctuary, won't be our last . it was wonderful to see our native animals and birds in such a natural bush setting , they looked very much at home .
Written 2 April 2021
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Gavin P
Bendigo, Australia19 contributions
Amazing
Mar. 2021 • Solo
A great day our and highly recommended. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bird enclosures, dinosaur exhibition and the nocturnal animal display were my favourites
Written 11 March 2021
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Lydia Guy
3 contributions
Wonderful day out
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Healesville sanctuary was amazing, we had such a great day there. The bird show was incredible, you must go to that.
Written 5 March 2021
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John S
47 contributions
Great
Jan. 2021 • Family
We took our children to visit Healesville Sanctuary during school holidays and had a great visit behind the scenes. The hospital was the highlight of our visit.
Written 30 January 2021
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Hi John, Thanks for visiting and leaving this review. We're glad to hear you had a fun day out and got to see the incredible work at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary Warm regards, Zoos Victoria
Written 4 February 2021
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Anne363
Melbourne, Australia274 contributions
I LOVE animals!
Jan. 2021
First visit here since primary school MANY years ago! Lots of cute native animals on view, although a number must have been sleeping. "No emus at home today" - they'd relocated to another area. There was a strange dinosaur display, which was out of character & totally unnecessary, although a lot of little kids liked it. I couldn't see the point in having it, as it seemed weird! Several cafes to eat at, lots of space for the kids to run around in.
Written 25 January 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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