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Healesville Sanctuary

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Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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+61 1300 966 784
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy visiting the Healesville sanctuary. The bird show was an absolute highlight - amazing to see these beautiful and graceful birds - highly recommended for families and couples. We all need to appreciate the incredible wildlife in Australia, and it was great to see...More

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The bird show was an absolute highlight - amazing to see these beautiful and graceful birds - highly recommended for families and couples. My daughter is having her wedding here in a couple of weeks, so we explored the venue and then walked around as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy visiting the Healesville sanctuary. Pity there’s a charge for going close to the natives these days! Was a bit surprised as remember they used to roam free. Otherwise always a fun day that can stretch as long as you want it to!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. Well laid out in natural settings with several ‘get close up’ events. A delight for birders. Don’t miss the Spirits of the Sky show with the raptors. And I liked the saving environment message incorporated in the show.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to a few zoo's all over the world and this one is admittedly one of the better ones I have seen. Really great "open" layout in the middle of a natural area. All animals seem to have generous areas to roam in. Bird/aviaries were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sanctuary is well laid out and a pleasure to wander round. The animals are healthy and the volunteers welcoming. The highlight is the bird show with the birds flying low over the heads of the spectators What a treat!

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Leneve G
July 11, 2018|
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Response from lukee184 | Reviewed this property |
Well, you can choose shorter trips just the shows etc if the elderly is not able to do long walks
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cbuc53
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
Hi cbuc53, Zoos Victoria is pleased to advise that children under 16 years of age receive free admission to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo on Weekends, Victorian Public holidays and... More
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Peter M
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Eddie T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, I can't recall any step or very large gradients. I am sure there will be no issues just ensure the battery if fully charged to get you around the place. Cheers
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