All members and visitors must prebook a ticket online. No tickets available at the gate.

The Platypus Track introduces you to our delightful platypus friends at Healesville Sanctuary. Come face-to-face with these unique little Australians in our interactive show and see them play with keepers, splash around and get tummy rubs!

Visit these foragers in their riverside environment and see that they're not as shy as you'd think!


The furry Platypus is a unique little creature found in water with vegetation that's good for burrowing. When swimming, their eyes and ears are closed, while their leathery bill detects electrical impulses from their prey. Male platypuses have a venomous spur on the inside of their hind leg that can really hurt!
Conservation Status
Near Threatened