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“great day out”

Healesville Sanctuary
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Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Healesville
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Owner description: 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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“great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

a fun family day out. great way to see australian wildlife in a natural setting. loved the animal show. loved wondering between the different enclosures.

Visited August 2012
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“A walk through a national park is the same yet free”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

I found it to be poor value for money. We went on school holidays so the kids were free but still paid $50 for 2 adults. Nearly all enclosures were closed and what was open had 1 animal in it. The only part worth while was the bird of prey show but still did not compensate.
What a disappointment for a Victorian attraction!

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne-Zoo, Marketing at Healesville Sanctuary, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi, thank you for visiting Healesville Sanctuary and leaving us your feedback. We pride ourselves as value for money attraction so take your concerns seriously and this feedback will be passed onto our operational team. Kind regards, Zoos Victoria.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“The classic Melbourne visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

It's a zoo, but a great zoo, all the Australian animals presented in ways that encourage you to forget that you are in a zoo.

Visited August 2012
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Werribee, Australia
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“Aussie wildlife in Aussie surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We liked the way the habitats were set up and the obviously well cared for animals. A great showcase for Australian wildlife.

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Platypus, Dingos and Parrots”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

This place is great. Not too far from Melbourne. It makes for a great day out. You will get to see many Australian animals up close. The Platypus show is informative and you can see this amazing animal up close. You can spend a few hours walking around the different pens. There are coffee vans situated throughout. The shop has some good reasonably prices items to take home.You can pay extra to get up close and personal with some of the mammals. Kids will love it
The entrance fee is $26Aus for Adults a bit steep but all profits go to the running of this Sanctuary.

Visited May 2013
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