Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come close up to unique Australian animals in a stunning bushland setting.
Here are just some of the animal attractions and exhibits you won’t want to miss.
The Australian Wildlife Health Centre treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year. It’s also an important training centre for wildlife veterinarians.
You can visit the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary and meet our vets and nurses, as they treat sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in need of care.
In Spirits of the Sky, held at Healesville’s renowned flight arena, our birds show off the skill we envy and admire the most – their ability to fly. Watch birds of prey and brightly coloured parrots as they take to the skies in a fast-paced show.
Cool Conservation gives visitors a chance to see the breeding programs in action for two of our threatened alpine species; the Mountain Pygmy-possum and Southern Corroboree Frog. See the real work happening to save these species from extinction, and watch our expert keepers in action!
Think the Platypus is a shy and reclusive creature? Think again! Tales from Platypus Creek lets you see Platypus as they have never been seen before. Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary’s most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled!
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 parrots, hand-feed our smaller parrots and hear from our expert staff.
Dingo Country, a dramatic rocky high country exhibit, offers you the chance to observe Australia’s iconic dingoes up close, and learn about their complex history.
Venture into our new-look Nocturnal House and enter the dark and secret world of Mountain Pygmy-possums, Bilbies, Bandicoots, Gliders, Numbats, and many more mysterious creatures of the night.
Lunar’s Secret Forest is a magical multi-media experience designed especially for kids, in which they venture into the world of the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum.
Healesville Sanctuary is acknowledged as a world leader in Platypus care and research. The Sidney Myer World of the Platypus has been acclaimed as the most comprehensive platypus exhibit in the world. And our Platypusary takes you behind the scenes to find out the secrets of Platypus care and breeding.