• Features: Australia’s native animals in a reserve
  • Opening Times:  9am to 5pm, daily
  • Best Time to Visit: Anytime
  • Duration: Half a day
  • Transport Options: Car
  • Cost: Adults A$31.60, children (4-15 yrs) A$15.80 weekdays or FREE on weekends, public & school holidays
  • Address: Badger Creek Rd, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
  • Type: Zoo



Head to Healesville Sanctuary to see Australia’s native wildlife in a 32 hectare reserve. Discover koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, emus, tree kangaroos, reptiles and birds of prey. One of Melbourne’s three zoos, Healesville Sanctuary showcases native Australian animals in their natural habitats. 


Healesville Sanctuary: Highlights You Shouldn’t Miss



Only one hour from Melbourne, world-famous Healesville Sanctuary showcases Australia’s most beautiful and unique wildlife. With over 200 different varieties this 32 hectare reserve is one of the most acclaimed sanctuaries in Australia. The sanctuary is one of the few places in the world to have successfully bred platypus in captivity.

Ranging from kangaroos and emus right through to wombats and birds of prey, there’s plenty for all to experience and enjoy. Plus, for just A$10 extra you can book a Magic Moment to enjoy a special close encounter with your favourite Australian animal.


Highlights of Healesville Sanctuary


New walk-through aviary, Land of ParrotsShow10.30am to 3.30pm, daily
Spirits of the Sky bird flight showShow12:00pm and 2:30pm, daily
Tales from Platypus CreekShow11.15am weekdays. 11.15am and 1.30pm weekends, daily
Dingo CountryExhibit9am to 5pm, daily
Cool ConservationExhibit9am to 5pm, daily
Animal HospitalExhibit9am to 5pm, daily
Kids Nature PlayExhibit9:30am to 4:30pm, daily
Animals of the NightExhibit10:00am to 4:30pm, daily
Lunar’s Secret ForestExhibit10am to 4pm, daily
Behind-the-Scenes Keeper TourTour9am to 5pm, daily



Healesville Sanctuary Birds of Prey Show


The ‘Spirits of the Sky’ bird flight show is one of the most popular shows at Healesville Sanctuary. Held once a day at 3pm, the show allows you to discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots. Find out who rules the sky – parrots by their sheer numbers or birds of prey as skilled predatory hunters.

Free with general admission, this is a show not to be missed.


Healesville Sanctuary Prices

AdultEvery day$31.60
Child (0-3 yrs)Every dayFREE
Child (4-15 yrs)Sat, Sun, public/school holidaysFREE
Child (4-15 yrs)Mon – Fri outside holidays$15.80
ConcessionEvery day$24.20
SeniorsEvery day$28.40

*Children under 16 receive FREE entry on weekends, Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian Government School Holidays.
You don’t need to buy tickets for children if you are visiting in these times.


Healesville Sanctuary Opening Hours

Open 365 days a year (including Christmas Day)
9am to 5pm


Healesville Sanctuary Map


Healesville Sanctuary Address

Badger Creek Rd,
Victoria 3777,


How to get to Healesville Sanctuary?

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Take the Eastern Freeway out of Melbourne, then drive east along Maroondah Highway through Ringwood and Lilydale to Healesville. Turn right into Badger Creek Road, just past the township centre. From there, road signage will guide you to the Healesville Sanctuary carpark.


Healesville Sanctuary Phone Number & Website

(03) 5957 2800 or 1300 966 784


Healesville Sanctuary Weather

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