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Healesville Sanctuary

1300 966 784

Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Sanctuary is 30 hectares of 70 acres of bushland that offers a distinctly Australian setting for visitors to experience unique close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the best food and wine the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Do not miss seeing Spirits of the Sky, a free flight presentation featuring Australian raptors such as the Wedge Tailed Eagle, and colourful parrot species. 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.

Healesville Sanctuary is an Australian wildlife experience that centres on local conservation and indigenous culture. Set in a beautiful natural environment, the Sanctuary offers a place for people and animals to reconnect with nature from creek to canopy. Healesville Sanctuary plays a critical role in saving some of the world's most endangered animals.

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  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interactive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Daily
    - 5:00pm