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


$50 per person 

$45 Zoo Members


11.10am and 11.25am 


10 minutes


Max. 2 people


Children under 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult

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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 Be sure to check in at the ticket office at least 30 minutes prior to your encounter to collect your wristband and get ready to learn new things about your spiny sidekick. The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan at least 15 minutes to meet your host and keeper and hear the safety briefing.

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

This experience is currently operating with a COVIDSafe plan in place, if you’ve done this experience before, it may be a little different this time around (but no less fun!)