It's been a very very long time since I last visited Healesville Sanctuary. My trip back was definitely an enjoyable one. Being the middle of winter, it got mighty cold but it's a great day out especially if you have kids.
The animal enclosures were well kept and spacious and the keepers & staff were excellent and super friendly. While it doesn't have as much variety of animals to see compared to traditional "zoos" that's besides the point.
As an Australian I feel very lucky that that we have so many unique & beautiful animals.
The Spirits of the Sky was an amazing display of many magnificent birds. And the kangaroos were not that shy towards us :-) also check out the parrot & bird enclosure to get up close to these beautiful birds.
Overall, an amazing experience. One that someone must try. A very educational experience and well worth the 1 hour drive from Melbourne.