Healesville Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne (optional private tour)

  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: Selected CBD hotels & St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Departs at: 8.00am

Overview

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.

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Healesville Sanctuary Tour from Melbourne
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Keith H (via TripAdvisor)

‘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.’

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 (via TripAdvisor)
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: Selected CBD hotels & St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Departs at: 8.00am
$99.00

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Donna Z – 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 – 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.

  • Keith H – 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

    The tour ends with CBD hotel drop-offs around mid-afternoon.

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

  • Guest Reviews

    • Donna Z – 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 – 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.

    • Keith H – 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.

  • Important Information
    • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • This tour operates with a minimum of five participants. Your booking may be on request initially, but 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.
    • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for five or more participants at the standard tour price per person. If you have less than five people, but you still wish to travel privately, you can book and pay for the additional seat(s) to secure a private booking.
    • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
    • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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.

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

The tour ends with CBD hotel drop-offs around mid-afternoon.

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

Important Information
  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of five participants. Your booking may be on request initially, but 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.
  • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for five or more participants at the standard tour price per person. If you have less than five people, but you still wish to travel privately, you can book and pay for the additional seat(s) to secure a private booking.
  • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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