Get up close and very personal with many native Aussie birds, mammals and reptiles on this relaxed small group 'transfer and ticket' tour to renowned Healesville Sanctuary. You'll enjoy informative presentations, including Healesville's renowned parrots and birds of prey show.

AUD $75pp

Healesville Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne
Runs: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Departs at: 8am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and St Paul’s Cathedral
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Editor's summary:

‘This tour is a low cost and convenient way for visitors to Melbourne to spend time at fabulous Healesville Sanctuary, located in the Yarra Valley. You’ll meet many of Australia’s most famous furry and feathered locals, and see a stunning piece of regional Victoria in the process.’

Tour highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing and picturesque drive to Healesville
  • Visit one of Melbourne’s premier wildlife attractions
  • See hundreds of species of Aussie birds, mammals and reptiles
  • Watch superb wildlife presentations, including the ‘Spirits of the Sky’ parrots and birds of prey show
  • Maximum group size: 11.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.


Adults/children: AUD $75pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four.

What you can expect

For anyone with a love of wildlife, this relaxed small group Healesville Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne is a chance to meet more than 200 species of native Australian animals, birds and reptiles. Healesville Sanctuary is operated by Zoos Victoria and has a mission to conserve Australia’s precious wildlife and wild places. It’s a must-visit.

After a morning pick up from your CBD hotel, you’ll head east from the city towards Healesville. The drive takes around 90 minutes, through picturesque rural scenery. Once you arrive at Healesville Sanctuary you’ll have the entire morning to explore at your leisure. [More]

Spend your time viewing the wildlife species that interest you most. Visit the sanctuary’s specialist precincts, including Animals of the Night, Dingo Country, Koala Forest and the Land of Parrots. The Tasmanian devil enclosure is always popular. Meet wombats, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emus and even the highly elusive platypus.

On this Healesville Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne you’ll also have the opportunity to watch some fascinating presentations, including the acclaimed ‘Spirits of the Sky’ parrots and birds of prey show.

For lunch (own expense), there’s the option to purchase a light snack at one of the sanctuary’s casual dining outlets. Some guests opt to bring a picnic. A delicious meal at the onsite bistro is another option.

After lunch, you’ll head back to Melbourne. CBD hotel drop-offs are completed around mid-afternoon.

Enjoy an encounter with the diverse and wonderful wildlife of Australia on this Healesville Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

This tour operates with a minimum of four participants. Your booking may be on request initially (unless minimum numbers have already been reached). We should be able to confirm the tour within a day or two. Where a tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund. If you have a smaller group, please email [email protected] with your requested travel date and the number of passengers, and we will advise availability.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.