Healesville Sanctuary

Dingo country

Dingoes are one of Australia’s most iconic animals. They’re also a threatened species in Victoria.

Dingo country, a dramatic rocky high country exhibit, offers you the chance to observe dingoes up close, and learn about their complex history.

Our ‘Dingo Lingo’ keeper talks are delivered every day at 3.30pm

You can visit the rustic alpine hut and listen to stories from the old bushman, or hear the famous dingo howl. If you want to get in the mood before (or after) your visit, you can download our howling dingo ringtone for your phone.

And if you’re lucky, you might encounter one of our adult dingoes on their daily walks around the Healesville Sanctuary grounds (with their keepers, of course!)

This iconic predator just might be the answer to ecological balance in the Australian landscape. Visit us to find out how.

How wild are our Dingoes?

Researchers from RMIT University studied just how similar the captive Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary are to their wild relatives. Although our dingoes enjoyed contact with familiar people, they still had a prey drive, were tuned into their environment and remained highly independent like wild dingoes.

Adopt a Dingo

You can adopt a Dingo for as little as $15 a month. Help us to save this threatened species.