Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region. Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus.
Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come up close to unique Australian animals in a stunning bushland setting.
Each day, the Sanctuary offers opportunities to hear its expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species. There are also opportunities to get up close and have your photo taken with an amazing Australian animal.
Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre treats and cares for more than 1,500 native animals every year. Visit the Centre and meet the vets and nurses, as they treat sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in need of care.
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