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Healesville Sanctuary

Getting here

Get directions

From the CBD

Healesville Sanctuary is located on Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Vic. 3777

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 signage will guide you to the Healesville Sanctuary carpark.

From Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

Take the Tullamarine Freeway and then take the first major exit on your left to 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-Wattle Glen Rd. Continue to its end, turn right and take the first left into Eltham Road.

From there, follow road signage to Healesville.

First catch a train to Lilydale station and then buses will take you to Healesville Sanctuary.

Train to Lilydale: catch a train from the Melbourne city centre to Lilydale Railway Station, travelling on the Lilydale line.

Bus to Healesville: from Lilydale Railway Station you need to catch bus 685 to Healesville, and then a connecting bus (686 towards Badger Creek) will take you to Healesville Sanctuary. Please see timetables for current bus times: Route 685 to Healesville and Route 686 to Badger Creek (via Healesville Sanctuary).

Journey planner

You can check for up-to-date bus and train times.
Tip – use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Simply enter your starting address in the ‘From’ box and enter ‘Healesville Sanctuary’ as a landmark in the ‘To’ box.

Shuttle Service to Healesville Sanctuary

Zoobus Shuttle Service

Melbourne CBD to Healesville Sanctuary, return direct service. BOOKINGS ONLINE ONLY at 


Coach day tours offered by tour operators

Day tours to Healesville Sanctuary depart from Melbourne every day by a range of companies. You can combine a morning or afternoon at Healesville Sanctuary with some other local highlights such as Puffing Billy. Healesville Sanctuary does not take bookings for these tours.