A young boy and girl build a gunyah shelter at Healesville Sanctuary A young boy and girl build a gunyah shelter at Healesville Sanctuary

Autumn School Holidays


Daily 7 - 25 April


10am - 2pm


Included in Healesville Sanctuary admission ticket

Let your curiosity come alive and delight your senses as you explore the natural surroundings of Healesville Sanctuary.

Connect with nature this school term break!

  • Hear Murrundindi (Wurundjeri Elder) share cultural stories and listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo, daily during the School Holidays (except for Saturdays).
  • Pop on your explorer's hat and venture through the Bunjil and Corroboree Frog Nature Play spaces.
  • Put your building skills to the test and create gunyahs at the Koala Picnic Lawns.
  • Get creative and make your own nature-inspired designs in the sand art tables.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the Nature Rangers roving around the Sanctuary as they research some of our native flora.
Two kinder kids look up to the sky through red binoculars
  • Wrap your ears around fascinating talks from our knowledgeable keepers and staff, including new and refreshed presentations: 
    - Learn about the Lyrebird and celebrate the Warin season of the Kulin nation by discovering its courtship display in their fern habitat.
    - 'What's up the Creek' is a new talk about caring for our waterways and the animals that call it home.
    - See the revived Echidna talk in a new location. 
  • Discover Australia's majestic birds in the spectacular and newly refreshed presentation of Spirits of the Sky, on twice daily. 
A keeper wearing a microphone headset and a leather glove, with a Barking Owl perched on his hand.

For the big kids: Be sure to smell and taste our very own coffee blend at one of our food outlets.

Members get more!

Only $10.50 a month over 12 months
Unlimited entry to Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Kyabram Fauna Park
Kids join free on adult memberships
Free entry to five interstate zoos
Discounts at the Zoo Shop and from our zoo partners
Help fund our conservation work to fight wildlife extinction