What a great trip to Healesville Sanctuary. We arrived in our small group as the park opened, having called in for coffee and cakes at the local bakery. We vitrually had the park to ourselves for the first hour, and the animals were being fed, so we’re very active. We saw tree kangaroos and wombats close up and paid extra to feed kangaroos and echidnas. Later in the morning the animals were all asleep and far less interesting. Thanks go to Walter Edgar for a great trip and for interesting commentary plus a very friendly experience. Completely recommend it – a highlight of our stay in Melbourne.
Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary $99
- Depart 8am / Return 2.30pm
- We drive east of Melbourne directly to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, just in time for the 9am opening.
- By arriving early has many advantages, we are there before the large crowd, the animal are more active in the early morning.
- For the next 4 hours you will be able to wonder and explore the 70 acre bushland haven to experience close-up encounters with some of Australia’s unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus.
- Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary which is regarded as one of Australia best sanctuaries.
- Healesville Sanctuary is also home to the Australian Wildlife Centre, a hospital which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year.
- Set in a beautiful natural environment, the Sanctuary offers a place for people and animals to reconnect with nature from creek to canopy, and plays a critical role in saving some of the world’s most endangered animals.
- There are various presentations and shows for you to choose from including the Spirits of the Sky for you to enjoy.
- There are picnic facilities or bistro for lunch (own expense).
- Healesville Sanctuary also offer a variety of Closeup Encounters. and Wombat Pat and Play. These encounters need to be booked direct with the Sanctuary. Please note the the Wanding with Platypus is normally booked out 6 months in advance.
- At 1.15pm we say Goodbye to all the animals and head back to Melbourne.
Date of experience: February 2019