Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region.
What to Expect
Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals including the iconic koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds.
Spirits of the Sky is a hugely popular free show that takes place at Healesville Sanctuary daily. Visitors will be awed by beauty and power, as these birds demonstrate a most admired skill – their incredible ability to fly.
Don’t miss Healesville Sanctuary’s world first free platypus show, Tales from Platypus Creek, where visitors will come face to face with this iconic species in this interactive show. Observe the platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water, and even enjoy having their tummies tickled!
Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work saving endangered Australian species at the Australian Wildlife Center. Visitors can freely visit the center, which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year.
Popular day tour itineraries include a morning visit to Healesville Sanctuary, lunch and wine tasting at a range of nearby wineries, an exciting steam train ride at Puffing Billy followed by watching the little penguins at Phillip Island.
- General admission
- Daily shows including Tales from Platypus Creek and Spirits of the Sky
What's Not Included
- Paid upgrades for up close experiences with select animals
Know Before You Go
Children under 16 years old receive free entry on weekends, Victorian school holidays, and Victorian government public holidays.