Getting here

Healesville Sanctuary is just a one hour journey from Melbourne CBD through the stunning Yarra Valley wine region!

Travelling by public transport

First, catch a train to Lilydale station. Buses will then take you to Healesville Sanctuary.

Train to Lilydale

Catch a train from the Melbourne city centre to Lilydale, travelling on the Lilydale line.

Bus to Healesville

From Lilydale station, you need to catch bus 685 to Healesville. Then a connecting bus (686 towards Badger Creek) will take you to Healesville Sanctuary.

Please see timetables for current bus schedules.

Timetable information

Visit PTV for up-to-date tram, train and bus times. (Tip: Use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Enter your starting address in the “From” box and enter “Healesville Sanctuary” as a landmark in the “To” box).

Public Transport Victoria journey planner

Travelling by car

From Melbourne CBD

Healesville Sanctuary is located on Badger Creek Road, Healesville

Take the Eastern Freeway out of Melbourne, then drive east along Maroondah Highway through Ringwood and Lilydale to Healesville. Turn right into Badger Creek Road, just past the township centre. From there, road signs will guide you to Healesville Sanctuary.

From Melbourne Aiport (Tullamarine)

Take the Tullamarine Freeway (M2) and then take the first major exit on your left — the M80/Western Ring Road (Hume Freeway/Greensborough direction). Continue on the Ring Road to Greensborough and take the left exit onto the Greensborough Highway. Take the exit for Kangaroo Ground-Wattle Glen Road. Continue to the end, turn right and take the first left into Eltham-Yarra Glen Road. From there, follow road signs to Healesville Sanctuary.

Travelling by shuttle

Zoobus Shuttle Service

Departing daily from Melbourne CBD, the ZOOBus is a direct shuttle service to Healesville Sanctuary. The shuttle station is located at the Russell Street Extension, off Flinders Street at the rear of Federation Square, across the road from the Melbourne Day Tours Centre.

Coach day tours offered by tour operators

Every day, a range of companies offers day tours from Melbourne to Healesville Sanctuary. Combine a morning or afternoon at the Sanctuary with some other local highlights such as Puffing Billy, wineries, galleries and more.