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Healesville Sanctuary

Close-up Encounters

Want a magical, memorable wildlife experience to treasure forever?

Purchase a Close-up Encounter with your entry ticket and enjoy a special 10 minute close encounter with your favourite Australian animal.

Accompanied by one of our wonderful staff, you can get up close to our kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, echidnas or even a python.

In these experiences you will enter the animal’s exhibits where our Wildlife Encounters Rangers will share fun and interesting facts with you, while you can take close photos with our iconic animals.

  • Dingoes

    Dingoes Close-up

    Max group size: 10 people

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  • Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

    Kangaroo Island Kangaroos Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
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  • Koalas

    Koalas Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
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  • Python snake

    Python Snake Close-up

    Max group size: 8 people
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Our Dingoes will make you laugh as they show off their boisterous personalities, they might even give you a kiss on the cheek.

The Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are much more laid back and after they've eaten some corn out of your hand, they'll let you have a pat of their soft fur.

Our shy little echidnas will fascinate you in this truly unique encounter. You'll learn from our Rangers how echidnas feed, as well as being able to pat our spiky friends.

Our sleepy Koalas don't mind you coming into their exhibit to check them out. Learn some remarkable facts about our Koalas while posing for a snap with our photogenic and fluffy boys.

The python encounter is the perfect way to introduce kids to snakes in a friendly way. Our pythons are relaxed reptiles and our rangers can share some fascinating facts about how they are constantly adapting to survive in the wild.

Perfect for individuals, couples or families, these unforgettable small group experiences will allow you exclusive up-close access and a fantastic photo opportunity.