Healesville Sanctuary

See & Do

Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife.

An Australian wildlife experience just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley . Wander tranquil tracks and see iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats, emus and more. Discover majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in the spectacular Spirits of The Sky bird show.

Every Sunday, Murrundindi (Wurundjeri Elder), is here to share the cultural stories of his land. Learn a little language as he welcomes you onto Country with a friendly Womenjika; listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo; stop to have a yarn; hear local stories, and be amazed at his mastery making that Boomerang really fly.

Take a visit to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre to meet the vets and nurses as they care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in need of care.

Meet their iconic Australian animals in a close-up encounter including koala, kangaroo, dingo and echidnas!

In the Platypus Discovery Experience you will work with an expert to offer a sprinkle of food in the water to see if the Platypus chooses to forage and explore around you. This awe-inspiring experience allows time to discover all about this incredible native species by observing its natural behaviours.

Children under 16 years of age receive free entry every weekend, during Victorian Government school holidays and on Victorian public holidays.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Cafe
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant
  • Parents Room
  • Public Telephone
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Picnic Area
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre


  • ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
  • ATEC Korea Host
  • Zoo Aquarium Association Australasia


  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Tour

Offer valid 08/11/2023 - 07/02/2024

Discover incredible animals, wine and food. Your day begins at Healesville Sanctuary before you head to the De Bortoli winery for a delicious two-course lunch, accompanied with a glass of wine and complimentary wine tasting. It’s then a short drive to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery where you’ll enjoy tastings, food demonstrations and 10% off purchases. This self-drive package is perfect for a day-trip to the Yarra Valley or for visitors staying over night.

Terms and Conditions

Includes: Admission to Healesville Sanctuary Wine tasting at the cellar door, with the opportunity to buy/order wines Two-course lunch at De Bortoli Restaurant, including a glass of wine, and tea and coffee to finish Free tastings and 10% off chocolate products at the Yarra Valley Chocolatarie and Ice Creamery https://www.zoo.org.au/terms-and-conditions/#encounter-terms-and-conditions

Bookings & Enquiries
Badger Creek Road, Healesville, 3777, Australia

Caters for people who have a wheelchair