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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket provided by Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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from $29.26 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
The Healesville Sanctuary is home to over 200 native Australian animal species and lies just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. With this general admission ticket, visit at a time that suits you and spend as long as you like inside. Spot animals including kangaroos, koalas, duck-billed platypus, and wombats; learn about the zoo’s conversation work at the animal hospital; and enjoy full access to the live animal shows, keeper talks, and feeding demonstrations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Prepaid tickets: no fixed entrance time or waiting in ticket queues
Fantastic animal sightings including koalas, wallabies, and dingoes
Entrance to all live shows, keeper talks and feeding demonstrations
Self-guided tour lets you explore at your own pace
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6297HEALESVILLE
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All keeper talks and presentations including Spirits of the Sky daily bird show and Platypus show. • General admission to Sanctuary • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Inclusions
All keeper talks and presentations including Spirits of the Sky daily bird show and Platypus show. • General admission to Sanctuary • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
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Curlew
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
The most peaceful zoo on Earth.
An animal-lover's paradise, nestled amongst the beauty of the Dandenongs. Make sure you visit the animal hospital - you never know what animals will be being cared for.
Written April 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vikki templeton
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Photographers paradise
Mar 2021 • Friends
Recently attended a photo workshop held at the Healesville Sanctuary. What a wonderful place to learn. The Sanctuary staff where also very helpful, which was great to see. Can easily spend the day wondering around here. Make sure you have plenty of batteries and a long lens.
Written April 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

suea-melbourne
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
A fabulous day out
Jan 2021
I have visited Healesville Sanctuary many times but my visit in January was by far a stand out. A highlight was the Dinosaur and Megafauna experience. What an amazing display. The staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable. What a perfect day out for young dinosaur fans and budding paleontologists! I highly recommend it for young and old alike. The other highlight for me was the Creatures of the Night exhibition. The nocturnal house was so well done! I was very excited to actually see so many rare animals, including the beautiful Mountain Pygmy Possum. This exhibit is well worth a look. A great day out!
Written January 22, 2021
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Bill
8 contributions
Pleasant experience
Jan 2021
Nice place to visit. As a bonus the dinosaur experience was well received by our kids!
Seeing the koalas relatively up close are in no doubt "a winner"!
Written January 14, 2021
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NavadaShepp
Shepparton, Australia328 contributions
Brilliant experience!
Jan 2021
What a lovely day! Highlights for me were seeing a platypus swimming around in the platypus house and experiencing the Spirits of the Sky presentation which was absolutely terrific. This is an experience that the whole family will enjoy.
Written January 7, 2021
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TrendyTravellerOhYea
Melbourne, Australia67 contributions
Animals lovers should definitely not miss this!!
Dec 2020
This is such a great place to visit and they really go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good experience. If you can make it to one of the talks happening throughout the day, that's really interesting. You can even view some veterinary procedures in their operating theatre if there are any happening on the day you visit. So many animals to see and enjoy. This is a must see for any animal lover. We saw the dingo talk which was really interesting and the bird of prey show. If you are interested in the bird of prey show, you have to line up early as it's super popular. People were already lining up for it 30 min before the show and it fills up fast, so go early. I quite enjoyed all the enclosed bird environments as well, especially the parrots. They're so pretty! This park also has loads of picnic areas so you can bring in your own snacks and drinks if you don't want to buy them at the park. Absolutely loved this place!
Written December 30, 2020
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Hi TrendyTravellerOhYea, Thank you for leaving this feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your day at Healesville Sanctuary and loved so many aspects of the Sanctuary. We can't wait to welcome you back! Zoos Victoria
Written February 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,771 contributions
Healesville Sanctuary - a delight to visit!
Nov 2020
It has been years since I visited Healesville Sanctuary and under very different circumstances.

Upon arrival, you are greeted by staff informing you of what you need before you get to the ticket window. From there you are given a ticket. I bought a general admission ticket, using my Zoo Membership card, and there are unique options linked with animal experiences to choose from as well [not currently running- check their website before visiting]. Being environmentally friendly, you scan a QR code and their map loads on your phone.

Things to know:
Be aware that some enclosures are still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, such as the reptile house.

The toilets scattered throughout are easy to find, and drink fountains are not in use due to the restrictions, so bring water.

Staff members are moving through the park and wiping down areas to keep them COVID-safe and wear your mask.

This venue displays clear signs making navigation easy.

There are a few cafes to buy food from, with seating outside and along paths. Food: give the Mediterranean wrap a try.

They have a dino-park for the kids, which you can't miss due to the raptor and other dino noises echoing throughout that area.

The enclosures themselves are as close to their natural environment as you can get, and on hot days have water sprays blowing across each section, tubs of food and water plus ample shelter.

The conservation and Aboriginal displays are impressive and informative [keep your eye out for the groovy sculptures].

A pleasant surprise was meeting many of the handlers and keepers inside some of the sections. Approachable, knowledgable and friendly - bravo - makes a visit even more fascinating after listening to them.

They don't mind you wandering around with a camera taking copious amounts of photos.

The carpark is free and travel time to the sanctuary from Melbourne is about 1hr15 - if using the Eastern Freeway, if not wanting tolls it's a bit longer, 1hr30.

Recommendations:
Wear a hat, bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a camera/smartphone, water and snacks.

Though I didn't get to see all the animals today, I will return, another perk from having a Zoo Membership.

Visit Healesville Sanctuary; they work hard to present a venue that is kind and homely for the animals, to inform the public about conservation and care of flora and fauna and to educate in a friendly manner.
Written November 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trail3255
1 contribution
Totally dissatisfied
Jul 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately there were no talks and many areas were closed off to the public. I wasn't too upset about that as my aim was to take my partner to see the birds in flight show which I knew was open at 1 and 3pm. We went for a coffee at 2:45 to take to the show but the lady said she had just cleaned the machine :/ No coffee for us. We could have gone to another cafe but didn't want to miss the show. Excitedly arrived at the flight show at 2:50 only to be turned away as they said they were at capacity. I spoke to reception about my dismay but was given 2 coffee vouchers and told there was nothing they could do. So utterly dissapointed. Felt like we deserved a refund. If you want to see a handful of kangaroos and birds, 3 koalas, a couple of tassie devils and one wombat, knock yourself out.
Written July 7, 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary near Melbourne
Feb 2020
While visiting Melbourne last February, we took a day trip out to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Despite poor weather (intermittent rain and drizzle culminating with a massive downpour just as we were finishing our tour and visit), the Healesville Sanctuary was one of the top highlights of our entire three week trip! At the sanctuary besides many kangaroos, were were fortunate to see many Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Emus, Dingoes, and even a dim Platypus, swimming in a nocturnal pool. Many, many exotic bird species, and other small mammals, marsupials, and rodents were on display - all strange and foreign beasts to people from the Northern Hemisphere. With more time, we could have seen even more, but we had limited time. A full long day would be best in order to see the most af all that Healesville Sanctuary has to offer (but a lot can be seen even with more limited time). The guide/map is very good - well detailed and helpful.
Definitely a "MUST-SEE" place!
Written April 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wingecarribee
Canberra, Australia1,784 contributions
Place to see Australian fauna
Mar 2020
Nice place to see koalas and other mammals, reptiles and an array of bird life, including many rare and endangered species. One of the few places we actually saw platypus darting about. Another highlight was seeing a Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroo (of New Guinea) with a baby in her pouch. Enjoyed seeing a Dunnart, Bilby, Bush stone Curlew and many different parrots. Educational displays and learn about various breeding programs for conservation. Also rehabilitation of injured animals. The Flight Arena provided an entertaining break from walking.
$38 general entry fee. Some enclosures/displays better than others, and like in most zoos the animals don't always come out. I'd be shy of the public too. A good place to show an overseas visitor a broad view of Australian fauna.
Written April 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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traceyh708
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Bit disappointing
Layout was great.... easy to get around... however a few exhibits were closed or nothing to see.... would be a grea
Guide763657
Guide763657
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Quick members visit
Took advantage of our zoo membership by visiting at just the right time to watch the bird show which is always fun
BARBKIEK
BARBKIEK
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Memorable
Our first visit to the Sanctuary, won't be our last . it was wonderful to see our native animals and birds in such
354gavinp
354gavinp
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Amazing
A great day our and highly recommended. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bird enclosures, dinosaur exh
lydiaguy
lydiaguy
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Wonderful day out
Healesville sanctuary was amazing, we had such a great day there. The bird show was incredible, you must go to that
John S
John S
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Great
We took our children to visit Healesville Sanctuary during school holidays and had a great visit behind the scenes.
Anne363
Anne363
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I LOVE animals!
First visit here since primary school MANY years ago! Lots of cute native animals on view, although a number must
TerryH558
TerryH558
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Very well run Zoo
Last Sunday with my family we visited Healesville Sanctuary Zoo. A great day- easy stroll around the zoo. Animal en
canusich
canusich
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So many things to do
We had a great time here exploring all the different animals and nature throughout. Staff were lovely and we spent
bens313
bens313
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A great visit
We had a great visit to the Sanctuary. Lots to see! Even though it was an extremely hot day, there was plenty of sh
82paigep
82paigep
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Fun morning
Went here with my partner, originally only intended to walk around for an hour and leave but ended up staying for 3
RobCinOz
RobCinOz
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A wonderful place to experience Australia's unique wildlife.
One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Australia. A great day out for the whole family. Anyone with a camera will
Stell_Joy
Stell_Joy
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Fantastic
We thoroughly enjoyed the park with our teenage daughter! Our favourite part was the Dinosaur park... highly recomm
CoastrunnerVictoria
CoastrunnerVictoria
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The Temporary Dinosaur Display Made It Better
We visited on New Years eve and spent about one and a half hours there. Unfortunately not all exhibits were open t
Donnamhines
Donnamhines
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Animals
It was lovely to see the animals with lots of room. There were lovely picnic areas to sit and have lunch.
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