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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...more
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Our trip to the Yarra Valley began with an unforgettable Aussie wildlife experience!
We loved the openness of the sanctuary and the introduction to the native animals, flora and fauna.
It was an eye opening experience for our little one who squealed in delight to...More
It's a nice place to visit but I felt there weren't that many types of animals featured at the sanctuary.
By half an hour I was done touring the whole place and there weren't that many things to do or see there to pass the...More
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
Took my Thai partner and my mother. Well set out in revamped displays. Can get up close to many animals, within a couple of metres to koalas (saw around 10 all close), Tasmanian devils. Can feed kangaroo in presence of a keeper. Got there at...More
Never the one to enjoy the zoo experience, I found the sanctuary a wonderful space. We brought our grandson here and he was totally engrossed in the up close and personal experiences with the animals. Think wildlife rescue and breeding program rather than captivity and...More
We enjoyed visiting Healesville Sanctuary as per normal, but this time we'd booked in for the platypus experience. After the show and seeing the platypus show we got to get into the pool with a platypus. Well worth doing.
Whenever we have visitors from overseas we always take them to Healesville Sanctuary and it is always amazing. There are demonstrations of feeding the animals, an amazing Eagle session and the Koalas look so healthy and cuddly. The place is clean and well planned. Highly...More
Take it gently and plan the day there. Have relaxed lunch in the cafe where those that want to can have a glass of wine. I am sure you can get assistance for those with mobility issues. Ring and chat to Healsville... More
Take it gently and plan the day there. Have relaxed lunch in the cafe where those that want to can have a glass of wine. I am sure you can get assistance for those with mobility issues. Ring and chat to Healsville Sanctuary - they are very helpful.
It really is worth spending time at this Zoo and see if you could book some of the lower cost zoo experiences as I am sure your group would really love them.
Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
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
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 Victorian Government school holidays.
This excludes wild encounters (experiences), special events or any other offers.
Children 3 years and under receive FREE entry every day.
Hopefully this answers your question and we hope to see you soon!
The Zoos Victoria Team