Date

Saturday 23 November - Sunday 1 March

Cost 

Included with Sanctuary entry

Kids under 16 visit free on weekends and school holidays*

Keep cool at Healesville Sanctuary this summer!

New water play zones

23 November - 1 March 9am - 5pm daily

Dragonfly Misting Tunnel 

Hospital Lawns 

Run through the tunnel to keep cool.

Giant 'rainbird' Sculpture 

Koala Picnic Lawns

Take shade under the wings of Na-u-na-duk, the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo.

Aussie Backyard Clothesline Sprinkler 

Robert Eadie Pavillion

Cool off by swinging on the hills hoist sprinkler. 

Zooper-Soaker Team 

These guys will be roaming the Sanctuary for some fun water combat - if you dare to play! 

Cool wildlife enrichment 

23 November - 1 March 

Our animals also need to keep cool in summer and we help them out by providing cooling misters for koalas, a paddling pool for devils, a river dip for our dingoes and a shower for our emu's, just to name a few.

Learn more about how wildlife cool down at our daily Keeper Talks.

Spirits of the Sky

23 November - 1 March 12pm & 2.30pm daily

Flight Arena 

Discover Australia's majestic birds of prey in this must-see daily show!

See the Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-breasted Buzzard, magnificent parrots like never before. 

While they show off their flight and foraging skills you'll be treated to a cooling mist.

Platypus Precinct

Tank Talk 

23 November - 1 March 11.15am daily

Platypus Arena 

Meet the keeper and hear all about our amazing platypus.

Plat Chat 

21 December - 27 January 1.30pm daily

(and on weekends outside the above dates)

World of Platypus 

Meet the keeper for a chat and see amazing platypus enrichment footage.

Roving River Rangers 

21 December - 27 January 11am - 3pm daily 

(and on weekends outside the above dates)

World of Platypus 

Rangers will be on hand to provide insights into platypus and their creek dwelling friends.

Wurundjeri cultural activities

23 November - 20 December on Sundays & 21 December - 27 January Sunday to Monday | 1.15pm - 3pm  

Koala Picnic Lawns 

Hear Murrundindi's Dreaming Stories about Na-u-na-duk the Black Cockatoo and how Bundjil the creator bird made the cooling rivers and streams.

Then play a game of Marngrook with a traditional possum-skin ball or learn how to throw a Boomerang - and make it come back! 

 

Live local music

Weekends of 30 November - 1 December, 7 - 8 December, 15 - 16 February & 22 - 23 February 12pm - 4pm

Koala Picnic Lawns

Over four weekends, enjoy an afternoon of live acoustic music, entertainment, and delicious food and drink – all in the peaceful bushland setting of the Sanctuary.

Your visit helps fight wildlife extinction. Find out more! 

*Children under 16 visit free on weekends, Victorian Government school holidays and Victorian public holidays.