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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
Keeping cool in the Hippo Water Play area

Hippo water play for humans and animals!

Keep cool this summer and visit Werribee Open Range Zoo's Hippo Water Play area!

9 January 2013
Amazing views from the new open-sided Safari Buses

Zoo's famous safari tour is more exciting than ever

Be one of the first to experience Werribee Open Range Zoo’s amazing new Safari Tours this summer!

9 January 2013
Musiki Manjaro

Rhythm of Africa's sizzling summer concert series

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s premier summer concert series, Rhythm of Africa, returns this February. It will feature an exceptional musical line-up and plenty of free family entertainment in 2013.


8 January 2013
West Gate opening image - WORZ

West Gate works complete – leap down now to visit!

VicRoads has announced that the resurfacing work on the West Gate Bridge has now been completed. This is great news for Victorians hoping to visit Werribee Open Range Zoo these summer holidays.

4 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
Meet our underwater star!

Meet our underwater star!

Millsom the Platypus is a well known Australian icon and  his world has been a mysterious one – until NOW.

30 December 2012
Zoo Christmas

Zoo Christmas

Christmas came early at the Zoo this year, with some festive packaging giving a holiday feel to the treats provided for some of the animals. Melbourne Zoo Keepers provide a variety of treats to the wildlife in their care every day of the year as part of the extensive enrichment program. Just a reminder also to visitors, that the zoo is open every day of the year, including all public holidays such as Christmas Day.


24 December 2012
Motabas 29th birthday celebrations 2

Motaba’s 29th birthday celebrations

Silverback gorilla, Motaba, celebrated his 29th birthday at Werribee Open Range Zoo yesterday.

Zoo volunteers made a special birthday cake filled with all kinds of wholesome goodies including plenty of his favourite vegetables.

23 December 2012