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Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary

Our animals

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Platypus

A visit to Healesville Sanctuary is an opportunity to meet a Platypus, one of Australia’s most curious and fascinating native  animals.

Sanctuary highlights

Parrot statue at Land of Parrots

Land of parrots

Please note Land of Parrots is closed temporarily but don’t let that deter you because we have the amazing Spirits of the Sky Show (twice daily) Tales from Platypus Creek and all of the other incredible wildlife experiences still open as usual. So head up to see us because you never know who you might meet or see at the Sanctuary.

Wild encounters

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Close-up Encounters

Book a Close-up Encounter for an unforgettable close-up experience with one of our amazing Australian animals. Only $12 per person. Find out more ...

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    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

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    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

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    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

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    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

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    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

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    Spirits of the Sky

    Daily at Healesville Sanctuary

    Discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in this this spectacular daily show, free with general admission.  Who rules the sky? Parrots, by their sheer numbers – or birds of prey, as skilled predatory hunters? Watch and make up your own mind.

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    What's on 16th January 2017

    Koala among gum leaves
    Keeper for a Day

    January 17, 24 & 25

    Discover what it’s like to work at Healesville Sanctuary and become a Keeper for a Day. Suitable for secondary school students, you will get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper.

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    Vet for a Day

    19 January (sold out) & 25 January

    Work alongside our Vets as they perform their daily duties. Suitable for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo.

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    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 28th January 2017

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 29th January 2017

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 30th January 2017

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 31st January 2017

    Little Penguins
    Lunar New Year 2017

    28 January - 16 February 2017

    Celebrate the festive season with friends, family and wildlife at our three great Zoos!

    What's on 1st February 2017

    White bird during Spirits of the Sky presentation
    Spirits of the Sky

    Daily at Healesville Sanctuary

    Discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in this this spectacular daily show, free with general admission.  Who rules the sky? Parrots, by their sheer numbers – or birds of prey, as skilled predatory hunters? Watch and make up your own mind.

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