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Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park near Melbourne, AU

Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park near Melbourne, AU

Visit Healesville Sanctuary, Australia's premier wildlife park. The park is nestled in the foothills of the Yarra Valley, just one hour from Melbourne. Showcasing over 200 species of Australian wildlife, the lovely park is renowned as the best place to view Australian wildlife in its native habitat.

The Sanctuary features large walk-through habitat exhibits, flight aviaries and nocturnal exhibits that are well displayed to show the wonderful natural behaviour of Australian wildlife.

New to the Sanctuary are the purpose built BHP Biliton Platypusary showcasing the art of platypus care and breeding and the world-first Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working veterinary hospital offering uninhibited views into the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release.

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Tour/Activity Details

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Sanctuary is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day of the year.

Please note: Time shown on availability calendar is for booking purposes only. You are free to visit any time during operating hours.

Rate does not include hotel pickups and dropoffs. Rates are per person in US dollars and include tax. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Other highlights include the dynamic and interactive Meet the Keeper presentations scheduled regularly throughout the day and the many Animal Close-ups that offer visitors the opportunity to get closer than ever thought possible to Australia's remarkable wildlife.

The Sanctuary's spectacular Birds of Prey flight presentation is a must-see event where visitors are treated to a thrilling aerial display by the likes of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle and Peregrine Falcon demonstrating their magnificent flight and hunting skills.

Experienced Sanctuary Guides offer a free volunteer guide service between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. On-site caterers provide a range of catering and event options with a focus on Yarra Valley food and wine.

The following visitor experiences are included in the General Admission price:

Australian Wildlife Experience - Visitors can join a free guided tour for a one-hour journey of discovery that will bring them closer than ever before to some of Australia's unique and extraordinary wildlife.

Birds of Prey Flight Presentation - Healesville Sanctuary's spectacular Birds of Prey flight presentation is a must-see event. Visitors are treated to a thrilling aerial display by the likes of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle and Peregrine Falcon demonstrating their magnificent flight and hunting skills. Presentations are held daily at 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm. Presentation time is approximately 30 minutes.

Tales from Platypus Creek - Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary’s most iconic species in a new free interactive Platypus show. The show is held daily at 11.30am weekdays and 11.30am and 2.00pm on weekends.

Australian Wildlife Health Centre - The new Australian Wildlife Health Centre is a working veterinary hospital offering visitors an unforgettable, uninhibited view into the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release. Entry provides access to all daily presentations and allows visitors to self-guide their time through the Sanctuary.

Rate does not include hotel pickups and dropoffs. Rates are per person in US dollars and include tax. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

October 19, 2017

Desired Time:

09:00 AM