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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

  • Entry to the beloved Healesville Sanctuary just over an hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region
  • Go from exhibit to exhibit learning about all of Australia’s diverse creatures and critters
  • Discover the intriguing world of the platypus at a riverside exhibit
Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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Come face-to-face with Australia’s wild and wonderful creatures at the Healesville Sanctuary, a refuge specializing in native Aussie wildlife. With your general entry ticket valid all day, you can spend as much time as you want exploring the zoo and marveling over koalas, dingoes, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos. That’s not all: learn how Healesville was the first place in the world to breed a duck-billed platypus in captivity; watch a spectacular display of birds of prey and parrots; and peek behind-the-scenes at the animal hospital.
What to Expect
Visit: Healesville Sanctuary

Gain entry into the sanctuary and let the wild world of Oz open up to you. Set in a natural bushland environment, Healesville Sanctuary is lined with paths that lead to areas where you can spy animals like dingoes, wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, and more than 200 different species of birds in a natural environment.
Don't miss one of the most popular shows called Spirits in the Sky. In this flight arena, you get a close-up look at native parrots, birds of prey and other majestic birds.
As for one of the more surprising discoveries here: Healesville was the first place in Australia to successfully breed a platypus in captivity (way back in 1943). Say hi to the duck-billed mammals at a popular riverside exhibit.
You'll also get a chance to learn about how the sanctuary staff works together to (responsibly) breed rare animals, and what we can all do to help save creatures that are under the threat of extinction. As you roam the grounds, chat with the veterinarians who help rescue and care for all these creatures.
Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Top platypus attraction

We enjoyed many of the exhibits including the black cockatoos, the parrots and especially the platypus exhibit and the "tales from platypus creek". There were also koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and a terrific native bird display called "spirits of the sky". It is easy to spend...More

Thank Passenger608384
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great day out, kids are free (although we don't have any)

This is one of the few zoo's we have visited with only Australian animals. We attended several keeper talks, which were great, but was disappointed that the platypus and Tasmanian devil talks were cut short due to the shortage of animals. Although we thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank HeyJude49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely park

I visited the Sanctuary solo on a weekday afternoon. Once the school groups left, it was practically deserted and was lovely and peaceful. In just a couple of hours I got around the whole sanctuary, getting up close to the animal enclosures with no crowds...More

Thank zanzibar138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great little Sanctuary

We made a visit on a recent flying stop in Melbourne. This is a great little Sanctuary/zoo. We normally shy away from zoos but this place only had Australian animals and specialises in breeding programs to ensure their survival. If you want to see all...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great day out

When visiting you need to get there early & take your time. The way the sanctuary is set out still beats any other wild life place I have been to, Make sure you visit the toilet, yes the toilet, captain crap has an important message...More

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6 October 2018|
Response from Simonsopinion | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are many tours that go to Healesville, however there is public transport to there as well. look up PTV in Victoria Australia. & use the journey planner.
14 May 2018|
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Response from paws71 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes, you need to pay extra for the kangaroo encounter. It was $20 per person (I visited and did this a couple of days ago - July 2018 school holidays). The kangaroos could cross the paths in the enclosures, but we did... More
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