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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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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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
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.
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1 - 5 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent variety of animals andbirds

Great place to take visitors to Australia to see their first kangaroos, emus, platypus, wombats, koalas as well as several species of lovely birds.

Thank pasummers7
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic experience.

I booked a Healesville Animal Sanctuary tour as part of a package and was the only person in the tour group who went to the sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience. I received a personal 1 on 1 tour from Glynnis, a zoo volunteer. She...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Brilliant way to get up close to Australian Animals and Birds

Thought this was an excellent attraction. Lots to do and see and very well organised. We especially enjoyed the Platypus Talk.

Thank suetony1000
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing atmosphere

It was so much fun we hadnt been to this zoo in years. It was easy to get around and we were lucky enough to go on a day that there wasnt too many people. The creek that runs through the zoo is amazing. We...More

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 2 August 2018
Healesville Sanctuary visit

Extremely disappointed at this venue. It seemed like about half the enclosures did not have any animals in them. For example we wanted to see the Tasmanian Devil, so we followed the signs till we finally got there and lo and behold ... no Tasmanian...More

Thank ynotcour
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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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