Cafe counter with display of hot pie oven, cakes and sandwich fridge. Menu is on the wall and a variety of wines are show cased in overhead open cupboards.

Where to eat

Enhance your dining experience amid natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the bushland setting while relaxing at one of our three cafes, each thoughtfully designed to cater to various tastes and budgets.

Whether you're looking for a tranquil escape or a delightful lunch outing with a group, we've crafted menus to accommodate all preferences. Even the youngest visitors will discover delightful snack choices to suit their discerning tastes.

At Healesville Sanctuary, our dedication extends not only to providing a haven for wildlife but also to creating a space where visitors can relish seasonal cuisine amid nature's tranquillity.

Join us and savour the perfect harmony of nature's wonders and delectable dining options.

Open daily

Please note outlet trading hours are subject to change.


Sanctuary Harvest Café

Where: adjacent to the new Kangaroo Country exhibit 

Sanctuary Harvest Café is conveniently nestled near the Kangaroo Country track. This café offers a blend of wholesome and convenient dining options to suit all tastes.

The crafted menu caters for quick and nutritious meals while adding a touch of charm to the dining experience. Our diverse options are designed for those on the move.

While we're proud of our regional roots, we also know the importance of variety. We've carefully curated our menu to offer the best of both worlds, featuring a mix of local and international flavours. Our commitment to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients remains strong, however we also invite you to savour global influences that enhance our offerings.

Whether you're here for a quick and satisfying bite or a leisurely meal, Sanctuary Harvest Café welcomes visitors to experience culinary diversity within the Sanctuary.

Candlebark Café

Where: next to the gift shop at Front Entrance

Candlebark Café is conveniently located opposite the gift shop at the Front Entrance. It is the perfect place to grab a quick coffee when entering or departing Healesville Sanctuary.

The menu boasts a selection of both hot and cold culinary delights, alongside indulgent ice creams and an array of beverages.

Ben & Jerry's

Open limited hours

Where: at Sanctuary Harvest Café

Try an exciting wide range of Ben and Jerry’s scoop flavours, or choose from our selection of Sundays and shakes.

Open during peak periods

Including weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Pavilion Café

Where: next to the Reptile House

Pavilion Café is located next to the Reptile House in the heart of Healesville Sanctuary.

We provide a delightful array of hot and cold food options, perfect for those moments when you wish to relax and savour your surroundings.

Whether you're seeking a quick snack or a leisurely bite, our menu is designed to complement your Sanctuary experience.

Important notice regarding food allergies:
While our catering outlets endeavour to accommodate guests with food allergies or intolerances, we would like to advise that all our food is made in a kitchen which handles and prepares: Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Soy, Crustacea, Egg, Fish, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Peanuts and Sulphites.

Any queries? Questions?

Get in touch with our events team.


Ph: (03) 5957 2837