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

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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  • 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

    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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