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Healesville Sanctuary

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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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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...more
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Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful day spent enjoying Australia's wonderful animals at a refuge created to protect and preserve native wildlife. We only had 3 hours to spend and enjoyed every minute of it. We got there close to opening and all the animals were out. All the facilities...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LRTT_A
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was quite a bit of construction going on and so there were several areas we could not visit. The trails are well marked and the sanctuary houses some great artwork. The Spirits of the Sky bird show was the highlight of our time at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank donna b
Reviewed 2 days ago

Healesville Sanctuary is a zoo specializing in native Australian animals. It is located at Healesville in rural Victoria, Australia, and has a history of breeding native animals. There are plenty of amazing animal and shows. Spend a day here to see it all.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this great little zoo and was extremely happy with the exhibits. Thezookeepers were very informative and happy to answer any questions. It’s s great place to take young kids as there is plenty of play equipment and the animals are easy to view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful visit in a natural setting and we can see its appeal particularly for overseas tourists. We throughly enjoyed the birds of prey show, well worth timing your visit to see. The grounds are easy to walk and accessible. Cafe was air conditioned and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Watravers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with family, can pet the some of the animals, great place for kids to see wild life

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Asteroid2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only a about three hours to spend at the sanctuary. I wish we had more. It is a great place to see Australian animals up close and personal and to get wonderful photos. There are also several animal shows, which I am sure are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WarrenFish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Haven't neem in over 15rs. Lots to see and good options to see animals up close. Take water as it is a lot of walking. Easy walking not hilly. The spirits of the sky demo is a must see. Not cheap to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JacquieW374
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early (9am) to avoid the school groups and tourist buses, Lots of australian native animals to see in very clean and easy to see enclosures. All animals are very well looked after and well fed. Zoo is a bit confusing to navigate around,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire sanctuary was very clean, well set out, the map we were given when we arrived was very easy to read. The bird show was ally the highlight. Congratulations on such a lovely tourist attraction.

Date of experience: February 2019
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shade l
24 December 2018|
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Response from AmandaL1766 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I’d give them a call!
6 October 2018|
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Response from russellp756 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is where you enter the roped off area with a ranger and hand feed the kangaroos. The ranger gives a personalised talk about the animals. Personally I don’t think it is worth the additional money as you... More
Reyna L
10 September 2018|
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Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
Take it gently and plan the day there. Have relaxed lunch in the cafe where those that want to can have a glass of wine. I am sure you can get assistance for those with mobility issues. Ring and chat to Healsville... More