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Healesville Sanctuary

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Opens in 6 min: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
From USD 26.69*
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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, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful visit in a natural setting and we can see its appeal particularly for overseas tourists. We throughly enjoyed the birds of prey show, well worth timing your visit to see. The grounds are easy to walk and accessible. Cafe was air conditioned and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Watravers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with family, can pet the some of the animals, great place for kids to see wild life

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Asteroid2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only a about three hours to spend at the sanctuary. I wish we had more. It is a great place to see Australian animals up close and personal and to get wonderful photos. There are also several animal shows, which I am sure are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WarrenFish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Haven't neem in over 15rs. Lots to see and good options to see animals up close. Take water as it is a lot of walking. Easy walking not hilly. The spirits of the sky demo is a must see. Not cheap to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JacquieW374
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early (9am) to avoid the school groups and tourist buses, Lots of australian native animals to see in very clean and easy to see enclosures. All animals are very well looked after and well fed. Zoo is a bit confusing to navigate around,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire sanctuary was very clean, well set out, the map we were given when we arrived was very easy to read. The bird show was ally the highlight. Congratulations on such a lovely tourist attraction.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rydurt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the very convenient Zoobus from Melbourne CBD. Pick-up was very convenient, driver courteous and drive itself lovely. This set the stage for a wonderful day despite rain, some of it fairly heavy. Bus return was equally pleasant and convenient. I'm quite surprised at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we come to Melbourne, we take a trip to Healesville Sanctuary. The wildlife is super and presentations excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In hindsight, I think my child is too young for this sort of thing ( just on 1 year) but she did get some excitement watching animals up close to the glass. There are a lot of bird enclosures to push a pram through and...More

1  Thank bianskii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in morning and found most if the Australian wildlife and birds where very active. Place needs some serious updating, looking old and tired. Would come back.

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shade l
24 December 2018|
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Response from AmandaL1766 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I’d give them a call!
6 October 2018|
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Response from russellp756 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is where you enter the roped off area with a ranger and hand feed the kangaroos. The ranger gives a personalised talk about the animals. Personally I don’t think it is worth the additional money as you... More
Reyna L
10 September 2018|
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Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
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