An echidna lying on the ground, peaking over a log, looking towards the camera. It has perched its nose on a log.

Echidna Close-up


Every day

Duration: 10 minutes

Minimum age: 0 years


  • Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult with a one adult to three children ratio.
  • Unfortunately wheelchairs are not suitable for this experience.


$50 per person 

$45 Zoo Members


2.10pm & 2.25pm 


10 minutes


Minimum age and group sizes apply

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Upgrade your visit to Healesville Sanctuary and meet one of our shy little echidnas!

In this unique encounter you'll learn from our rangers how these egg-laying mammals feed and evolved to become Australian icons.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early and get ready to learn new things your spiny sidekick. Unfortunately, this is not suitable for wheelchairs.

When you purchase a Close-up Encounter you are directly contributing to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.