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Healesville Sanctuary

Kangaroo Country

This summer, we celebrate the most iconic of Australian species... the Kangaroo!

Meet the mob in their brand new exhibit open now! 

Descend from the treetops of Koala Forest into Kangaroo Country. Kangaroos come in all shapes and sizes and their unique ability to hop sets them apart from most animals on earth. Learn more about this fascinating species at our brand new Kangaroo Keeper Talk at 11.30am every day.

Kangaroo Country offers loads of fun extras for the kids – explore the wombat burrow-style entry to The Pouch House where they can follow the Jelly Bean Joey Journey, take a photo in the pouch of a giant kangaroo and hop along to Skippy’s Milk Bar where they’ll learn that kangaroos can raise three different aged joeys at once!

Kangaroo Country completes Healesville Sanctuary’s Iconic Australia precinct which showcases Australia’s most loved species from Koalas to Kangaroos, Echidnas and more!

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Meet our mob

  • Red Kangaroo

    Red Kangaroos

    Our Red Kangaroos are very popular with visitors to the Sanctuary, especially tourists from overseas who have never seen a kangaroo up close.

  • Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

     

    Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

    Our Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are a friendly bunch. They have their own little social groups that they regularly hang out with, and they’re very friendly with visitors and keepers. 

  • Tree Kangaroo

     

    Tree Kangaroos

    Say hello to our Tree Kangaroos, we call them “roos with a view” - you’ve never seen anything like them. These tree-top dwelling roos have magnificent tails which help them balance while jumping through the rainforest canopy.

Kangaroo Country is included with general admission to Healesville Sanctuary and kids under 16 visit free on weekends, Victorian government public and school holidays.