Formally known as the Sir Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary, Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian Wildlife.
Land of parrots
Get up close to Australia’s best-loved birds in this spectacular walk-through aviary.
Visitors may become a perch for one of our magnificent birds, hand-feed our smaller parrots, and listen to talks from avian experts.
You’ll meet an array of Australia’s iconic parrots, from the tiniest budgerigars to the largest cockatoos. We’re home to a cheeky trio of endangered Red-Tail Cockatoos (who love to meet our visitors), playful Eclectus Parrots (easily coaxed close by offerings of native seeds) and many more feathered friends – like the musk and scaly-breasted lorikeets, beautiful zebra finches and endangered Regent Parrots.
Find out who’s who in the parrot world, who’s endangered (and why), who’s a survivor – and why trees are so important.
Land of parrots has something for everyone, from serious twitchers to budding bird-lovers.