Healesville Sanctuary Entry

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Reasons they will it

  • Healesville Sanctuary general admission
  • Kids are free on weekends
  • Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife
  • Meet over 200 species of Australian animals
  • Great for all ages
  • Around 1-hour out of Melbourne

Victoria's Healesville Sanctuary is one of the top wildlife destinations in Australia with a huge array of native wildlife on display including dingoes, kangaroos, koalas, emus, platypus, wombats, Tasmanian Devils, and much more. Located an hour outside Melbourne's CBD, a gift voucher for entry to Healesville will give you the chance to enter Dingo Country - a dramatic, rocky, high-country exhibit home to many dingoes; check out the World of the Platypus - renowned as the best platypus exhibit ever constructed. Enjoy an intimate encounter when the unusual cute and completely unique platypus in its nocturnal creek habitat.

Be sure not to miss the impressive Birds of Prey presentation with its free-flying display of sky raptors including kites, owls, falcons and the largest in Australia - the Wedge-Tailed Eagle. There is so much wildlife action to see and do at Healesville that reading about it doesn't do it justice, so grab a gift voucher and experience it for real!

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Inclusions

  • Healesville Sanctuary general admission
  • Daily animal presentations

Highlights

  • Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region
  • 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
  • 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 Centre. Visitors can freely visit the centre, which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year
  • Daily presentations featuring Parrots, Wombats, Kangaroos, Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, Dingos
  • Koala Forest - This brand new exhibit will take visitors on a journey high into the treetops, where the new boardwalk weaves around providing the best view ever of these carefree tree climbers!

Times and Location

  • Open daily from 9am to 5pm
  • Healesville Sanctuary is located on Badger Creek Road, Healesville

Additional Information

  • Kids are free on weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian government school holidays
  • Please note tickets 100% non-refundable
  • Regarding the children enter free on Saturday, Sunday, Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian School Holidays. If these free entrance tickets are selected and a child attempts to enter the park outside the above-detailed entrance periods. You will be required to line up in the general admissions line to purchase the correct pass

Important Information

  • The opening of Healesville Sanctuary’s new exhibit, Kangaroo Country, is nearing completion and is getting ready for visitors in late December 2017. The Kangaroo Island Kangaroos and the Red Kangaroo families will be moving to their new permanent home in Kangaroo Country, during this time your guests may not see a Kangaroo as they would normally on a visit to Healesville Sanctuary

Gift Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

Why people loved this gift

3 reviews
Debbie Austin 2 years ago

We went to the Healesville Sanctuary on a very rainy day. This did not spoil our experience though. There were plenty of Australian native animals to see and learn about. For extra cost, you can take part in encounters with the animals. The platypus display was our favourite exhibit, and we watched these playful delightful creatures for ages. The Spirit of the Sky show runs twice a day and must not be missed, showcasing some of the birds found only in Australia. The sanctuary is well laid out, and there is plenty of signage to find the animals that you would like to see and the amenities. Families, couples, solo travelers and overseas visitors would all enjoy a day out here. There is something for everyone.

Ankit Patel 2 years ago

It was a pleasant day with family at Healesville Sanctuary, thanks to experienceoz for providing tickets at reasonable prices , easy to redeem and hassle free We enjoyed a lot there I strongly recommend experience oz to buy tickets for most of Melbourne's tourist attractions Thank you

Graeme Wright 2 years ago

There is nothing I can say that is wrong with this Zoo/Sanctuary. The food options are on point. The animals are abundant and happy. The sanctuary itself is large, lush and natural. I would consider this experience ideal for both young children and adults alike. A picnic/BBQ is an options with provided facilities or the option to dine in at either the "Sanctuary Harvest" or Candlebark Cafe. The food options range from a cooked meal/lunch or a simple sandwich with many drinks options. We also did the "not included in general entrance" close encounters (we chose the Kangaroo close-up) and our friend also did a close-up with a Wombat (book more than a day ahead for these as they fill up quickly a day before and definitely on the day). We loved the experience (though quite short at less than 20 mins) but still very enjoyable at the price (between $12 and $20). Overall, we actually did not have enough time to see everything in 1 day and we missed most of the presentations except the dingoes. So in other words, when you go here, there will be MORE than you can do and see in 1 day meaning there is return possibility. Especially if you take pictures and linger at your favourite spots.

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