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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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Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best bird, animal sanctuary ever! We had Margot & Nadia as our tour guides. Both very knowledgeable about all the animals. The bird show was amazing! Do not miss this wonderful place while in Melbourne!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely cannot fault the conservation effort that Healesville Sanctuary promotes towards endangered species. I did however find it disappointing that there were no volunteers or park employees filling the void of empty cages and animals of shy nature by educating the public about the specific...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was quiet hot and we arrived about 12.30pm. The animals were hard to see and were obviously hot and in lazy moods. Not enough places to buy food, or put more staff on and make more food, by 1.00pm most of the food...More

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cbuc53
6 April 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
24 January 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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ratbag62
15 December 2017|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did not see any BBQ facilities within the sanctuary but there is a huge park nearby that may have them. I suspect it would be too dangerous to allow any form of BBQ activity due to the area the sanctuary is situated... More
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