Featured guest review:
‘What a great trip to Healesville Sanctuary! We virtually had the park to ourselves for the first hour, and the animals were being fed so they were very active. We saw tree kangaroos and wombats close up and paid extra to feed kangaroos and echidnas. Thanks to our guide Walter for a great trip and for the interesting commentary. I completely recommend it. It was a highlight of our stay in Melbourne.’ Keith H
- 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.
- 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 $99pp
This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
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.
Keith H (15/3/20190 – Via TripAdvisor
What a great trip to Healesville Sanctuary! We arrived with our small group as the park opened, having called in for coffee and cakes at the local bakery. We virtually had the park to ourselves for the first hour, and the animals were being fed so they were 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 to our guide Walter for a great trip and for the interesting commentary. I completely recommend it. It was a highlight of our stay in Melbourne.
Donna Z (12/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor
What a fantastic day visiting this secluded animal sanctuary. Our driver was on time, very polite and accommodating when my daughter asked for a quick pit stop.
Jet702042 (26/12/2018) – Via TripAdvisor
Walter did a great tour, which included a chocolate factory stop. 5 star tour. Loved it. Had plenty of time to walk around and see the animals.
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