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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
From US$26.72
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, Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria

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 (73)
1 - 5 of 71 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Birds of Prey is excellent, but so many empty enclosures

A wonderful visit in a natural setting and we can see its appeal particularly for overseas tourists. We throughly enjoyed the birds of prey show, well worth timing your visit to see. The grounds are easy to walk and accessible. Cafe was air conditioned and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Watravers
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great place to meet the animals

We only a about three hours to spend at the sanctuary. I wish we had more. It is a great place to see Australian animals up close and personal and to get wonderful photos. There are also several animal shows, which I am sure are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WarrenFish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day out.

The entire sanctuary was very clean, well set out, the map we were given when we arrived was very easy to read. The bird show was ally the highlight. Congratulations on such a lovely tourist attraction.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rydurt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best Day Out from Melbourne

I took the very convenient Zoobus from Melbourne CBD. Pick-up was very convenient, driver courteous and drive itself lovely. This set the stage for a wonderful day despite rain, some of it fairly heavy. Bus return was equally pleasant and convenient. I'm quite surprised at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Bird Sanctuary for kids over 2 years old

In hindsight, I think my child is too young for this sort of thing ( just on 1 year) but she did get some excitement watching animals up close to the glass. There are a lot of bird enclosures to push a pram through and...More

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6 October 2018|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely get to Healesville by train and then bus. Suggest you phone the Sanctuary and ask them.
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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