Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

5 stars

Editor's summary:

On this relaxed small group Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne you’ll visit one of the region’s premier wildlife parks and get up close and very personal with many native Aussie birds, mammals and reptiles. You’ll enjoy informative presentations, including Healesville’s renowned parrots and birds of prey show. This tour will introduce you to Australia’s most famous furry and feathered locals, and show you a stunning piece of regional Victoria in the process.


☆ 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

☆ Add an optional stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in Yarra Glen (additional cost applies)

☆ 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.

What you can expect

For anyone with a love of wildlife, this relaxed small group Healesville Wildlife 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.

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 Wildlife 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 Wildlife Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne.

Note: When you book this tour you will have the option to add an optional stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in Yarra Glen. An additional fee per person applies for this tour extension. Simply follow the prompts to add the option.

Pricing, dates and bookings


Runs: Daily
Departs at: 8am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and St Paul’s Cathedral

Please check your booking confirmation document for your hotel pick-up time.

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Important information

Once your booking is 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.

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.

Hotel pick-ups are generally between 7.30 and 8am.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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