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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

Highlights
  • Entry to the beloved Healesville Sanctuary just over an hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region
  • Go from exhibit to exhibit learning about all of Australia’s diverse creatures and critters
  • Discover the intriguing world of the platypus at a riverside exhibit
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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
From $27.12
Overview
Come face-to-face with Australia’s wild and wonderful creatures at the Healesville Sanctuary, a refuge specializing in native Aussie wildlife. With your general entry ticket valid all day, you can spend as much time as you want exploring the zoo and marveling over koalas, dingoes, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos. That’s not all: learn how Healesville was the first place in the world to breed a duck-billed platypus in captivity; watch a spectacular display of birds of prey and parrots; and peek behind-the-scenes at the animal hospital.
What to Expect
Visit: Healesville Sanctuary

Gain entry into the sanctuary and let the wild world of Oz open up to you. Set in a natural bushland environment, Healesville Sanctuary is lined with paths that lead to areas where you can spy animals like dingoes, wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, and more than 200 different species of birds in a natural environment.
Don't miss one of the most popular shows called Spirits in the Sky. In this flight arena, you get a close-up look at native parrots, birds of prey and other majestic birds.
As for one of the more surprising discoveries here: Healesville was the first place in Australia to successfully breed a platypus in captivity (way back in 1943). Say hi to the duck-billed mammals at a popular riverside exhibit.
You'll also get a chance to learn about how the sanctuary staff works together to (responsibly) breed rare animals, and what we can all do to help save creatures that are under the threat of extinction. As you roam the grounds, chat with the veterinarians who help rescue and care for all these creatures.
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Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Brilliant place to see Australian animals.

Great place to go to see Australian wildlife - well worth a visit. If you can't get into the bush, this is the place to go to see native Australian animals. It also does a huge amount of conservation work on & with the animals....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MCSC2014
Reviewed 6 days ago
True Australian Experience

What an opportunity to see so many iconic Australian animals and birds. Wallaby, Kangaroo, Echidna and Koala we had been lucky enough to see in the wild during our one month tour of Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, but not this close! It was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham E
Reviewed 1 week ago
Australian Beauty!

This place is full of beautiful Australian wildlife. Some of these you will probably never see in the wild. The diversity and beauty is breathtaking. Definitely a place to return to many times.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobCinOz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great day out

An enjoyable day out and a nice way to see Australia's native animals. The sanctuary has beautiful grounds with plenty of picnic spots and friendly, knowledgeable staff. A great day out for all and would definitely recommend to others.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2bcreative
Reviewed October 30, 2018
Disappointing excursion.

Imagined the place would be teaming with an exotic range of animals etc. But that was not to be. Limited range of things to see, with "not at home" signs prevalent. Very friendly staff and well kept grounds and pens. Sorry for overseas tourists who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MichaelBendigo
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wastedsunset
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely get to Healesville by train and then bus. Suggest you phone the Sanctuary and ask them.
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polly816
May 14, 2018|
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Response from paws71 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes, you need to pay extra for the kangaroo encounter. It was $20 per person (I visited and did this a couple of days ago - July 2018 school holidays). The kangaroos could cross the paths in the enclosures, but we did... More
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