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Healesville Sanctuary

Melbourne & Vic
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Healesville Sanctuary

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We went to Healesville Sanctuary last year and it was totally not what I expected!

It's not to far out of town, about an hour, which I didn't realise and it's so tranquil and, just beautiful.

You've got a lot of Australian wildlife and fauna at this zoo, and some of the experiences they have on offer are awesome. We got to spend some time with some baby wombats (holding, petting and feeding them). 

As I mentioned in the title, it's a zoo, but its not like Melbourne Zoo where there is people everywhere on a nice day and you have to wait around to see the animals up close. Healesville is so peaceful and just lovely!

I will definitely be taking my children there often in the future!


Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries. You can view more than 200 species of Australian wildlife, and in their natural habitat.

It islocated just one hour from Melbourne. You can experience close-up encounters with some of Australia’s most unique and captivating wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypuses.

Entry is reasonable at $24.80 for adults and $12.40 for children or $56.80 for a family of 4. Over the school holidays they operate programs such as meet the keeper.

A great day out to teach your kids about Australian flora and fauna. It doesn't feel like a zoo.


If  you want to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat then Healesville wildlife sanctuary is the place.It is spread in a very large area of land and offers us to  experience unique close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and most amazing  wildlife such as  koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus.Again a great place to visit with the kids. We were able to see lots of endangered animals.

There are wetlands areas where we saw  the graceful  pelicans, areas  to catch sight of magnificent parrots, flying foxes and owls.

During the walk  around the enclosures you'll meet up with some friendly  kangaroos and wallabies and they are more than happy to stop for a pat. My son was very very happy and amazed to see all the animals.

Overall a great place to visit with kids to see all the wildlife preserved in its natural habitat.



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