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Healesville Sanctuary

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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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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

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

Thank LouLockie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank tommymoir
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Grainne1992
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank elkingtonkaren
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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. The...More

Thank pickle2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take visitors to Australia to see their first kangaroos, emus, platypus, wombats, koalas as well as several species of lovely birds.

Thank pasummers7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Sue Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank wirdaa2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
11 July 2018|
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Response from lukee184 | Reviewed this property |
Well, you can choose shorter trips just the shows etc if the elderly is not able to do long walks
6 April 2018|
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Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
Hi cbuc53, 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