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Healesville Sanctuary

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Address: Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5957 2800
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is world-renowned...
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 reconnect with nature from creek to canopy, and plays a critical role in saving some of the world's most endangered animals. Explore the 70 acre bushland haven to experience close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. Visitors are also free to explore the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working vetinary hospital treating over 1500 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year. The expert team shares the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release with the Sanctuary's visitors. Don't miss: Spirits of the Sky: A free flight presentation featuring Australian raptors such as the Wedge Tailed Eagle, and colourful parrot species. Tales from Platypus Creek: Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary's most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! Wade with the Platypus: In this world-first, hands-on experience it will be your turn to be the Platypus keeper. You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the 'Platypus play pool' where it's normally the keeper's job to play, frolic, tickle and feed our little furry friends.
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We are lucky living in the Yarra Valley and having some many world class attractions, none more so than the Healesville Sanctuary. There is something new to see everytime. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We are lucky living in the Yarra Valley and having some many world class attractions, none more so than the Healesville Sanctuary. There is something new to see everytime. Our favourite is always the Birds of Prey, simply amazing and makes you appreciate these magnificent creatures. We love the Sanctuary and would recommend it to anyone. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Never get sick of this zoo. Sponsor the Tazzie Devils and have been along to a sponsor only day which was really great. Met some of the baby animals up close. Always enjoy the Lyrebird sounding like weed eater or chainsaw. Beautiful landscaping. Must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was our third visit in one year but because it was school holidays they had really gone to extra effort. Lots of animals out of cages to pat and keepers willing to chat and give information. We also paid $15 or an adventure (going into the Dingo enclosure). Well worth it and much cheaper than the other 2 zoos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Since our last visit some 26 years ago, we came back to a much improved sanctuary for Australian wildlife. The animals species may not be exhaustive but is of quite sufficient variety. They range from reptiles, mammals, marsupials to several aviary for birds. From the more common emu, kangaroos and wallabies to some rare birds and nocturnal mammals like bandicoots,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great day spent the Bird show was amazing and we did the Wombat pat and play for extra cost but well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful facility which has become one of our go-to places for visitors from interstate or overseas - it really is a world class facility. The animals look content and well looked after and the grounds are wonderful with the landscaping incorporating old trees with newer indigenous plantings to great effect. Keeper talks and 'meet the animals' opportunities have further... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and our two boys aged 8 and 5 spent an entire day exploring the walking tracks in Healesville Sanctuary. Lots of walking to do, so be sure to wear comfy walking shoes. The whole place is geared up for adults and children alike so all can interact in a variety of activities which provide an overall learning experience.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were really lucky the day that we went to the sanctuary because all the animals were really active (except for the kangaroos) great place for kids and adults and I strongly recommend the birdshow!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a great place to view local Aussie animals. We reserved a guide to give us a tour and he was very knowledgeable and you could tell have a great appreciation of the animals. The inclosures to be adequate for the animals and the grounds looked very maintain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

had a guided tour through the zoo, very informative. Don't miss the bird show! It was very enjoyable.

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Additional Information about Healesville Sanctuary

Address: Address: Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5957 2800
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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