Families sitting on picnic rugs on soft green grass in beautiful lush gardens. Parents smiling at children who are happily eating icy poles.

Food and facilities

Where to eat

Fresh seasonal food in beautiful bushland surroundings.

Between our three cafes, we cater for every taste and budget – from couples looking for fine dining, to groups wanting a great lunch option, to fussy kids looking for a snack on-the-go.


Our food partners, Sanctuary Harvest, are renowned for their dynamic approach to food. From morning and afternoon teas to fabulous lunches, dinners, weddings and major conferences, we focus on fresh Yarra Valley regional food and wine.

Pavilion hire 

Hire the Robert Eadie or Reptile Pavilion for your next gathering. Includes tables and seating for up to 80 people as well as an open fire place in the cooler months.

  • $275 between April-August*
  • $375 between September-March* 

To book please call 1300 966 784

Catering is also available through Sanctuary Harvest, view their catering packages here.

* Please note hire does not include grassed area and BBQ. 

robert eadie pavilion

Parent's rooms

Healesville Sanctuary offers two parent's room facilities to make your visit with us easier and more enjoyable. 

Our two parent's rooms, The Pouch, located at front entrance and The Nest, located next to Sanctuary Harvest Cafe, provide all the essentials you need to handle a day out with small children. Each space provides privacy and quiet and are easily accessed during your visit.

Can I bring my own food or picnic to the zoo?

You are also most welcome to BYO picnic to the zoo. If you need to pop out to your car to get your picnic at lunchtime, make sure you let our friendly gate staff know so they can let you back into the zoo as your ticket will not work once it has been scanned.