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Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

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    Visit: Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Road Healsville, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

    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.
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    Departure Point
    Healesville Sanctuary
    Departure Time
    Weekend Tickets
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020Saturday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Weekday Tickets
    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020Monday - Friday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • All keeper talks and presentations including Spirits of the Sky daily bird show and Platypus show.
    • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    We came here on an unfortunately rainy, chilly day, so some of the animals were in hiding like the wombat and the kangaroos seem to lay around under cover in the rain, but the place is still great. We enjoyed all the Australian animals. There...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    We were bit disappointed to find the animals we wanted to see were not available. Some enclosures had a sign indicating that there was no animal, but there were other enclosures we weren’t sure if anything was inside. We were Featherdale Wildlife Park in NSW...More

    Thank HamakkoEdokyu
    Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

    Spent about 2 1/2 hours at Healesville Sanctuary Walked the main track and went off it to the various exhibits Great place for the kids as well as adults It is well run with friendly staff who will assist you with any queries Good car...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 800Mobile
    Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

    We visited for a couple hours and really enjoyed ourselves. Saw lots of animals! The park is well set out and provides good facilities. Overall had a great time!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Nessie V
    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    Asa zoo member i regularly take my 2 granddaughters aged 2 and 4 to Werribee and Melbourne Zoos as they are much closer to home, but every now and again we take the 2 hour drive to Healesville Sanctuary. We all love it. The birds...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Julia C
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    queenmom003
    27 September 2019|
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    Response from moontafella | Reviewed this property |
    As above. you can pat the kangas. Heaps of them there
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    wastedsunset
    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.
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    polly816
    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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    • Duration: 3h
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