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

Echidna Experience


Every day


$58.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$52.00 Zoo Members


Daily at 12.40pm, 12.55pm, 1.55pm and 2.10pm


10 minutes


Max. 4 - 6 people


Please check in at admissions upon arrival to receive the meeting point location


All participants require a paid ticket

Minimum age 5 years old.

Participants aged 5-7 must have accompanying adult supervision of 1 adult to 1 child.

Participants aged 8-15 must have accompanying adult supervision of 1 adult to 2 children.

Fitted face masks are optional. 

Read the full terms and conditions

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

Go behind the gate to meet one of Australia's most unique species, the echidna, and help provide their daily enrichment. In this small group experience, you will learn about the extraordinary life of the echidna, and what makes a Monotreme so unique.

This 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.

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your experience.