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Healesville Sanctuary Healesville

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Healesville Sanctuary
Badger Creek Road
Healesville
VIC
3777
Tel: 1300 966 784

Where are we going today?

Healesville Sanctuary is home to endangered and rehabilitated animals, and feature such exhibits as Dingo County, Land of Parrots, World of the Platypus and more.

Kids can look around their wildlife health centre and watch as they treat injured, ill and distressed wildlife. There are also Fearsome To Awesome reptile shows and a bird of prey display.

There is a walk through interactive multi media section just for kids called Lunar’s Secret Forest which focuses on the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum and includes themed activities using educational technology.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$26.10
  • Children$12.90 Monday to Friday, outside holidays.
  • Free Under: U3 always, U15 weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian government school holidays.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9am to 5pm 365 days.

I'm Hungry!

Two cafes and a bistro, with take away gourmet picnics available..

Need a little extra help?

Healesville Sanctuary has an easy-to-follow pathway system, with access for people using wheelchairs and pushers. Both are also available for hire. Plus accessible toilets and mobility tours..

What people are saying?

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    AFTER SPENDING 45 MINS WALKING AROUND NUMEROUS PATHS WE SAW EXACTLY 9 CREATURES, A FEW BIRDS, AND A HANFUL OF REPTILES. THE KIDS WERE UNDERWHELMED, WE WERE RIPPED OFF $98 TO GET IN AND CHARGED $73 FOR 5 ROUNDS OF SANDWICHES, 5 DRINKS AND 3 MUFFINS. THER WERE MORE STATUES OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS THEN LIVE ONES. WILL NEVER GO BACK. THE MONEY HAS BEEN CLEARLY SPENT ON SIGNAGE, NOT WILDLIFE. WHERE I LIVE I SEE KANAGROOS, WOMBATS, ECHNIDA,S, PARROTS OUTSIDE MY BACKDOOR FOR FREE. I HAD HOPED TO HAVE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE...... IT WASN,T. ALSO THERE WERE...Read More

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    Loved the bird show and walking amongst the birds. The feel is very natural and you can walk amongst the kangaroos and other birds. Its a very natural setting and a nice day out walking but be sure to dress warmly on cold days. The river running through the sanctuary must be just magic on hot days. I've taken a few overseas guests there and of course they just love our Australian wildlife like the koalas, kangaroos, platypus and wombat. There's the cutest, cuddliest baby koala there at the moment snuggling into his mum. A great place to show visiting...Read More

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    Absolutely fantastic, that staff are friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable, there are plenty of cafés and rest spots and of course amazing wildlife, the shows are something you do not want to miss: the platypus show is really sweet and fun, the spirits of the sky show with the birds of prey is incredible and at the moments there are baby dingoes which are just adorable. Amazing places for families, couples and singles alike. Great day out.

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    Cool place. Baby koala...

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    I took my adult daughter who walks with a walking frame to the Healesville Sanctuary and was so impressed by the sculptures that are available for people who have vision impairment to explore with their hands to feel the size and shape of the animals. The animal keepers made an extra effort to offer help to my daughter and I as we needed it. The food was great! Could easily have spent a whole day just wandering around and enjoying the view.

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by Chris Dinneen

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AFTER SPENDING 45 MINS WALKING AROUND NUMEROUS PATHS WE SAW EXACTLY 9 CREATURES, A FEW BIRDS, AND A HANFUL OF REPTILES. THE KIDS WERE UNDERWHELMED, WE WERE RIPPED OFF $98 TO GET IN AND CHARGED $73 FOR 5 ROUNDS OF SANDWICHES, 5 DRINKS AND 3 MUFFINS. THER WERE MORE STATUES OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS THEN LIVE ONES. WILL NEVER GO BACK. THE MONEY HAS BEEN CLEARLY SPENT ON SIGNAGE, NOT WILDLIFE. WHERE I LIVE I SEE KANAGROOS, WOMBATS, ECHNIDA,S, PARROTS OUTSIDE MY BACKDOOR FOR FREE. I HAD HOPED TO HAVE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE...... IT WASN,T. ALSO THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THERE. SO LOTS OF ADMISSION MONEY BUT NO STAFF ANYWHERE TO ASK QUESTIONS ETC. BIG RIP OFF!!!!!!

by Kaye Gurrie

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Loved the bird show and walking amongst the birds. The feel is very natural and you can walk amongst the kangaroos and other birds. Its a very natural setting and a nice day out walking but be sure to dress warmly on cold days. The river running through the sanctuary must be just magic on hot days. I've taken a few overseas guests there and of course they just love our Australian wildlife like the koalas, kangaroos, platypus and wombat. There's the cutest, cuddliest baby koala there at the moment snuggling into his mum. A great place to show visiting friends and young families.

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