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One for the birds

One for the birds

Zoo Keeper Claire Gilder knows a thing or two about birds, and has something to chirp about, landing a job at Healesville Sanctuary looking after some of Australia’s rarest and quirkiest feathered friends.

19 February 2013
Xtinction Xhibition

Xtinction Xhibition

Healesville Sanctuary is proud to support Xtinction at Three Stories Artspace Gallery, opening Saturday 23 February.

18 February 2013
Magpies the latest attraction at Healesville Sanctuary

Magpies the latest attraction at Healesville Sanctuary

Kangaroos, hawks, eagles - and now Magpies.

Healesville Sanctuary welcomed members from the Collingwood Football Club as part of the club's tour of the Yarra Valley.

18 February 2013
Amelia Fritz

Healesville Sanctuary remembers Black Saturday

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires which caused so much personal tragedy in Healesville Sanctuary's local community.

7 February 2013
Dine with the Platypus

Dine with the Platypus

Saturday 16 March

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Healesville Sanctuary invites you to let the team from Healesville Hotel and Sanctuary Harvest inspire you with the very best seasonal local produce in a delicious end of summer lunch.

6 February 2013
Eagle versus Magpie

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle meets Nick Maxwell

It was Eagle versus Magpie as Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle eyeballed Nick Maxwell, Collingwood Football Club’s Captain ahead of the team’s visit to the Yarra Valley later this month.

Collingwood football players will attend 'Dinner with the Stars' at Rochford Wines.

1 February 2013
Mountain pygmy-possum 1

Your chance to become a Keeper for a Day

Keeper Julie has her hands full looking after our beautiful baby Mountain Pygmy-possums – even though they’re so tiny!

Julie is looking for a team of Keepers for a Day to help fight extinction and care for our precious endangered species.

11 January 2013
Platypus - going for a dive 2

World first Platypus experience at Healesville Sanctuary

Yesterday was an exciting day at Healesville Sanctuary with the launch of the brand new ‘Tales from Platypus Creek’ precinct.

In a world first, visitors will have the chance to see the Platypus in a unique riverside tank environment in Healesville Sanctuary’s brand new amphitheatre.

10 January 2013
Simon Clarke and Quokka Two

The hottest tour in town

Talented cyclist Simon Clarke took time out of his punishing training schedule for the 60th Jayco Herald Sun Tour to drop into Healesville Sanctuary and meet Quokka Too and some other Aussie icons.

4 January 2013
Ten Moments of Magic

Ten moments of magic

Anna Wilson, 5 and Finn Wilson, 2, from Don Valley found their moments of magic with Healesville Sanctuary’s adorable baby wombats, Lily and Lullaby. For a limited time only, this incredibly cute pair invites visitors into their wombat gully home for a truly special Magic Moment.

4 January 2013