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Healesville Sanctuary

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Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Set in a beautiful natural environment, the Sanctuary offers a place for people and animals to reconnect with nature from creek to canopy, and plays a critical role in saving some of the world's most endangered animals. Explore the 70 acre bushland haven to experience close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. Visitors are also free to explore the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working vetinary hospital treating over 1500 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year. The expert team shares the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release with the Sanctuary's visitors. Don't miss: Spirits of the Sky: A free flight presentation featuring Australian raptors such as the Wedge Tailed Eagle, and colourful parrot species. Tales from Platypus Creek: 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! Wade with the Platypus: In this world-first, hands-on experience it will be your turn to be the Platypus keeper. You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the 'Platypus play pool' where it's normally the keeper's job to play, frolic, tickle and feed our little furry friends.
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Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They've got the lore from possums to wombats, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos, you name it, they're all here and wonderfully housed. But the most fascinating part of this place is the animal hospital where you can look in as they perform operations on sick and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The older woman at the Candlebark cafe provided horrible service! Asked her for a coffee, was obviously too much to ask as I must have been distracting her from her phone for too long! So I cancelled the coffee order and got a Pepsi instead....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Sanctuary during the Wildlife and Wines event. It was a great day, but needed to be organised a little better when it came to the tastings. We had arrived early so that we could see all the animals and still have time for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

not bad, but it needs more like a new and bigger reptile pavillion,a reptile show,better food,more kids activities,more staff

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Went with family. 4 adults 4 children. Visiting from the UK. Even on a wet day we enjoyed the centre. Well laid out. Animals looked well cared for. Decent shop. Would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The animals were active and was great to watch the birds of prey event, the koala area is built up high so first hand at looking directly t the koalas eating in the trees. Usually thi is a place to visit in the summer but...More

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Leneve G
11 July 2018|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is a long way around but there is plenty of seating along the way. It's also fairly flat. Cheers
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cbuc53
6 April 2018|
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Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
Hi cbuc53, Zoos Victoria is pleased to advise that children under 16 years of age receive free admission to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo on Weekends, Victorian Public holidays and... More
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Peter M
24 January 2018|
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Response from Eddie T | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, I can't recall any step or very large gradients. I am sure there will be no issues just ensure the battery if fully charged to get you around the place. Cheers
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