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Tourist Attraction, Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals, including the iconic koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds. Enjoy the fantastic Spirits of the Sky experience, a hugely popular free show that takes place at Healesville Sanctuary daily. Be awed by the beauty and power of these birds as they demonstrate their incredible ability to fly. During your day, don’t miss Healesville Sanctuary’s platypus show, Tales from Platypus Creek. Come face-to-face with this iconic species in this interactive show. Observe the platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work to save endangered Australian species. At the Australian Wildlife Center. Visit the centre which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year. Visit the treetops of Koala Forest and Kangaroo Country to see red kangaroos, tree kangaroos and wombats!

Daily shows not to be missed

Spirits of the Sky. See parrots as they light up the sky and birds of prey as they feed on the wing. Tales from Platypus Creek, see the Platypus’ playful nature, laugh as they roll, dive and tumble in their tank. Land of Parrots, pick up a nectar tray and be amazed as friendly parrots land on your arm to feed Keeper Talks, every day keepers explain to visitors their relationships and how they care for these iconic animals. Times and locations can be found on our map. Australian Wildlife Health Centre. Be inspired by our vet team as they talk to guests about the work they do to save wildlife. Also as well as care for all the animals at Healesville Sanctuary. Fighting Extinction HQ: Kids, pick up your mission at Fighting Extinction HQ and set out to play your part in fighting extinction!

Something extra:

Close up encountersget up close and have your photo taken with an amazing Australian animal. Koalas, kangaroos, emus, dingoes and even our pythons are waiting to meet you Wade with the Platypus, dive in for a hands-on experience in our platypus play pool Australian Wildlife Experience. On this exclusive tour, our ranger will share stories about native wildlife. As you get close to koalas, kangaroos and many more.  
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