Echidnas’ distinctive and purposeful ‘rolling’ gait is just one if the endearing qualities that make these animals very popular attractions at Healesville Sanctuary.
Land of parrots
Get up close to Australia’s best-loved birds in this spectacular walk-through aviary.
Upcoming events not to be missed at Healesville Sanctuary
Daily at Healesville Sanctuary
Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species.
Queen’s Birthday long weekend, 10–12 June
Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a gourmet experience with a wild difference! Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (11–13 June), indulge in the best of the Yarra Valley against the backdrop of the Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting....
July 4, 11 & 12
Discover what it’s like to work at Healesville Sanctuary and become a Keeper for a Day. Suitable for secondary school students, you will get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper.
July 6 & 13, 2017
Work alongside our Vets as they perform their daily duties. Suitable for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo.