Healesville Sanctuary

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This wildlife sanctuary is home to over 200 species of Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas, platypus and Tasmanian devils. A visit is an excellent opportunity to get up close with a wide variety of native Australian animals.

Free entry with the iVenture Melbourne card
Free entry to the Healesville Sanctuary with the iVenture Card Melbourne sightseeing pass

Our address

Address:
Badger Creek Road, Healesville VIC 3777
Telephone (03) 5957 2800 or 1300 966 784
Website www.zoo.org.au/healesville
Admission $32.50, free entry with the Melbourne iVenture Card
    Open 9am–5pm daily

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  • Lisa, 24 Jan 2020


    Beautiful sanctuary and the staff are great! I would recommend a visit.

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  • Alex, 22 Apr 2019


    Make sure to attend the birds of pray show, really amazing

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  • Emmy, 10 Apr 2018


    Nice zoo! Spacious and good fun!

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  • Kris, 10 Jul 2017


    Excellent!

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  • Jewel Of, 16 Jan 2017


    Great sanctuary! Perfect for family day out. Don't forget to use sunblock during summer 😉

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  • Boon, 28 Dec 2016


    We spent 5 hours here, and still didn't get to see everything! Go early in the morning to book the experiences and also see all the free shows (most are in the morning)

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  • Jeanette, 30 Aug 2016


    Wonderfully designed space to learn about local Australian wildlife.

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  • Allison, 08 Jan 2016


    Do the kangaroo experience. You get to feed them. Also you can get super close to koalas 🐨

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  • Mark, 07 Jan 2016


    Excellent day trip. The platypus and bird shows are well worth attending.

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  • Justine, 15 Dec 2015


    Absolutely pay to feed the kangaroos. It's worth every dollar and such an awesome experience for non-aussies

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  • Stephen, 15 Dec 2015


    Best place to show tourists some Aussie wildlife - bird show worth seeing

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  • Tomas, 22 Aug 2015


    Quiet, ability to feed animals

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  • Peter, 07 May 2015


    Day at the zoo

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  • Lydia, 15 Apr 2015


    Amazing day out with the family. Bird show was lots of fun. Platypus show was amazing but crowded.

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  • Harry, 29 Mar 2015


    Catch the bird show: it’s incredible!

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  • Gabby H., 25 Mar 2015


    On my blog: http://www.rdomelbourne.com/2015/03/healesville-sanctuary.html

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  • Shazlan, 04 Feb 2015


    The Bird of Prey show was amazing. Definitely worth scheduling time to see.

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  • Michelle, 27 Jan 2015


    Love the variety of birds and the birds show too!

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  • Jeff, 14 Dec 2014


    Birds of prey show is worth scheduling for. Spend some time with the wombat. It's pretty touristy but fun if you're out there for the wineries.

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  • Alfonso, 16 Nov 2014


    Totally loved the place. Animals seems happy and in very good health. Staff is super friendly. This was the first time I ever saw a kangaroo

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  • Pedro, 26 Sep 2014


    This is probably the first zoo that I didn't find depressing. Great animal and environmental programmes in place here but also a genuine focus on indigenous culture and history.

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  • Nathan, 10 Aug 2014


    Everything

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  • Nathan, 10 Aug 2014


    Love it..... The bird walk through is awesome my boy got the bower bird.

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  • Mai, 21 Dec 2013


    Bird of prey show is very good. Not as many animals as zoo in sydney, but all well kept and nice atmosphere :)

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  • Lidija, 30 Sep 2013


    Visit during holidays and kids get in free!

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  • Ivetta, 24 Jul 2013


    Platypus show was great. Consider the take home messages seriously. Plus, $12 for a close encounter with a type of animal.

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  • Tony, 01 Apr 2013


    Make the effort to see the Birds of Prey show. Wonderful!

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  • Robin, 08 Feb 2013


    All australien kind of animals, good connections to vinaries, good for 1 day trip

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  • Ashley, 15 Oct 2012


    Arrive early and the animals will be more active. Also you'll beat the crowds.

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  • Nick, 03 Jul 2012


    Bird thing is totally cool.

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