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Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary

Our animals



Echidnas’ distinctive and purposeful ‘rolling’ gait is just one if the endearing qualities that make these animals very popular attractions at Healesville Sanctuary.

Sanctuary highlights

White bird during Spirits of the Sky presentation

Spirits of the Sky

Discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in this this spectacular daily show, free with general admission.  Who rules the sky? Parrots, by their sheer numbers – or birds of prey, as skilled predatory hunters? Watch and make up your own mind.

Wild encounters

Wombat Pat and Play

Wombat Pat and Play

In this personal encounter you will have the opportunity to meet these incredible native Australian animals and learn more fun facts about them from our passionate staff. Head into the wombat exhibit where you will have the chance to touch, pat and pose for a photo together.

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