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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
The staff were absolutely amazing, so friendly everyone you walked past said "Hi" and keepers so were so happy to talk to you about their animals, we ended up having a great chat to the reptiles keeper who was just putting some food out he...More
Great place to visit for all ages. Do not miss the Spirits Of The Sky show it is fantastic but watch out for the low swooping eagle and owl. Not always possible to see all the animal as some are nocturnal. I gave the Sanctuary...More
What a beautiful wide range of native Australian animals they have. Can't believe such an amazing place is an hour from Melbourne. Only spent 2/3 hours here but next time I'll pack a lunch and have a picnic. BBQs and plenty of picnic spaces for...More
A sunny Spring day is always a great time to visit this little gem of a place. The drive from Melbourne helps you to draw in a deep breath and to feel relaxed. Because we take out an annual Victorian Zoo Members Pass this is...More
Took twenty 7-8 year olds on an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary and they loved it. Students were given an opportunity to feed the emus and touch some animal artefacts such as emu eggs, possum skins, turtle shells and feathers. The bird show was a highlight...More
This is such a lovely Sanctuary. The staff were great and friendly.
I feel it was very reasonably priced. We paid extra to have an encounter with the koalas and echidnas. This was amazing I really enjoyed finding more information about these wonderful animals.
Our trip to the Yarra Valley began with an unforgettable Aussie wildlife experience!
We loved the openness of the sanctuary and the introduction to the native animals, flora and fauna.
It was an eye opening experience for our little one who squealed in delight to...More
It's a nice place to visit but I felt there weren't that many types of animals featured at the sanctuary.
By half an hour I was done touring the whole place and there weren't that many things to do or see there to pass the...More
I booked a Healesville Animal Sanctuary tour as part of a package and was the only person in the tour group who went to the sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience. I received a personal 1 on 1 tour from Glynnis, a zoo volunteer. She...More
Take it gently and plan the day there. Have relaxed lunch in the cafe where those that want to can have a glass of wine. I am sure you can get assistance for those with mobility issues. Ring and chat to Healsville... More
Take it gently and plan the day there. Have relaxed lunch in the cafe where those that want to can have a glass of wine. I am sure you can get assistance for those with mobility issues. Ring and chat to Healsville Sanctuary - they are very helpful.
It really is worth spending time at this Zoo and see if you could book some of the lower cost zoo experiences as I am sure your group would really love them.
Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
Zoos Victoria is pleased to advise that children under 16 years of age receive free admission to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo on Weekends, Victorian Public holidays and... More
Zoos Victoria is pleased to advise that children under 16 years of age receive free admission to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo on Weekends, Victorian Public holidays and Victorian Government school holidays.
This excludes wild encounters (experiences), special events or any other offers.
Children 3 years and under receive FREE entry every day.
Hopefully this answers your question and we hope to see you soon!
The Zoos Victoria Team