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  • Hours: Zoos open 9am-5pm daily. Entry gates close at 3:30pm.
  • Admission: Adults $31.60; Children 4-15, $15.80 (Mon-Fri), Free (Sat, Sun, School Holidays);

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Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. Set in natural bushland, the Sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to get up close to Australian animals in an environment that mirrors their natural habitat.

You can easily spend the best part of a day wandering the shaded paths around the sanctuary that take you past Australia’s iconic and lesser-known wildlife. Meet the dingo packs, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and echidnas and view Australia’s most dangerous reptiles. See an array of colorful and unusual birds such as emus, cassowaries, parrots, owls and eagles, and watch the world’s most elusive water animal, the Platypus, at play.

Entry to the sanctuary includes admission to several wildlife shows including the fantastic Spirits of the Sky held in the sanctuary’s flight arena. Here you can watch and admire several spectacular birds of prey as they show off their flying and hunting prowess and their colorful plumage.

With a mission to protect Australian wildlife, the sanctuary also contains The Australian Wildlife Health Centre, where you can observe the vets and nurses treating sick or injured wildlife in need of care.

Photo courtesy of Healesville Sanctuary

Practical Info

Healesville Sanctuary is located on Badger Creek Road, Healesville, one hours drive east of Melbourne.

Tours & Tickets

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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

Location: Healesville, Victoria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $22.77
From USD $114.58

Melbourne Sightseeing and Attraction Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.13

Puffing Billy Train Day Trip with Healesville Sanctuary Meet and Greet from Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $143.40

Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Duration: Valid for 3 months from the date of card activation

From USD $126.11

Healesville Sanctuary VIP Meet and Feed Day Trip from Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

From USD $125.39

Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Stream Train Day Trip from Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $126.11

Meet a Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary

Location: Healesville, Victoria
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $143.40

Healesville Sanctuary: Indigenous Wildlife Experience

Location: Healesville, Victoria
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $107.37

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