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Address: Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5957 2800
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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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The park is located about a hour and a quarter outside Melbourne , if you have a car its easy to get to othewise book a bus trip, The admission price is just under 32 dollars per... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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musselburgh
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KL
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235 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was a wee bit dissapointed when we got here,the weather was really hot and the animals have all gone into hiding.... The koalas just sat in the tree and snoozed,the kangaroos just slept in the shade...wallabies were hiding in the rocks...did not manage to sight the tasmanian devil but we did see one sleeping in the enclosure...saw the wombat sleeping...... More 

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musselburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is located about a hour and a quarter outside Melbourne , if you have a car its easy to get to othewise book a bus trip, The admission price is just under 32 dollars per person very reasonable, When you arrive at the sanctuary its not obvious how big it is ,The park is stunning the way it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in January 2016. The sanctuary is beautiful and very child friendly. It was also easy to navigate and the children in our group had a good time. The guide which we arranged for however seemed really unfriendly to have so many kids in her group, she had another couple in her group. Her tone and attitude suggested that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to to sanctuary for a long time,we took our 4 children there when they were little. So glad we decided to go back. It is pricey ,but there is a lot to do and see..My sole purpose was to see the Birds of prey show. It was packed on the day we went and I recommend being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our kids loved it, our visiting relatives loved it, we loved it! The wildlife encounters are particularly brilliant! We did the Wombats, Snakes, Koalas and Kangaroos. The two "winners" were the Wombat and the Kangaroo experience for us.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bird show was great!!! Too bad we did not see the Tasmanian devil as it was in its habitat. The kangaroos and wallabies were cute. The koalas were sleeping in the Eucalyptus tree.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to get up close to Australias wildlife then visit Healsville. We booked the koala encounter which was brill...although you cannot stroke the koalas, you get up very close to have a good look and have photos taken. Lots to see here...the bird of prey show excellent. All rangers in Park give talks and info on the animals..very... More 

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Ringwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had not been here since childhood, and have found the nasty emus are now caged. Good! A little underwhelmed at first, but then found the place more and more interesting as I went along. A must for kids and tourists alike. Very educational!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading all the mixed reviews we were hesitant to take our kids there...but it was a great day out....all of the staff were very friendly and had great knowledge of the animals. The magic moment experience with the exhidnas was wonderful and sure to be remembered for a long time by our kids.

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Glenburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the sanctuary, although abit expensive, but all those type of places are these days. Filled the time in well just wandering around at our on leisure and at our own pace. Bird of prey show was amazing and probably the best part of the visit.

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