Open every day 9am ‚Äď 5pm. All members and visitors must pre-book a ticket online. No tickets available at the gate.
Platypus Tank Talk (inside the World of the Platypus)
2.30pm every day

World of the Platypus introduces you to our delightful platypus friends at Healesville Sanctuary. 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