Healesville Sanctuary

Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healsville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley. Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet some iconic Australian animals like Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Dingoes, Wombats and Emus.


Healesville Sanctuary

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Healesville Sanctuary’s Hopping Mice love it when keepers stuff gumnuts with little pieces of corn that they have to use their tiny little hands to scoop out. Great enrichment!

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It’s breeding season for the Bush Stone Curlews at Healesville Sanctuary. Watch out if you walk too close to their nests or you’ll be getting a serious glare from Daddy Curlew

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Check out our reptilian besties, the Scrub Python and Land Mullet Skink in the Reptile House at Healesville Sanctuary.

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Our keepers at Healesville Sanctuary have gotten inventive in order to weigh our Numbat, Nerang. Instead of having to remove Nerang from his enclosure to do this, they simply put his food on the scales and there’s no stress at all. Genius!

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Can you guess who's tiny hand this is? Answer: The Mountain Pygmy Possum!

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What a beautiful boy. It’s Dargo’s birthday on Sunday 2 August, he’s turning 3. Visitors can see him walking the path with keepers.

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Twiggy has perfected her selfie/pout face? Twiggy can often be seen walking around the Sanctuary with our keepers.

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Having a cheeky nibble. You can view the potaroo's from the Land of Parrots.

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Hazel the Koala is enjoying lunch at Healesville Sanctuary. She has just moved out of mum, Emily’s place, but it’s ok because she’s moved in to the exhibit next door!

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Tasmanian Devils make their beds warmer during winter by pulling extra grass into their beds. We think Savannah has done a great job.

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Our smallest wallaby is enjoying those first rays of winter sun.

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Roopert is loving on Rosie at the moment giving her lots of hugs and playing affectionately with her ears. If we’re lucky we might be seeing a little head poking out of a pouch soon!

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Keepers Amie and Julie say their final goodbyes to favourite Tinsel before she heads off to Germany to live at Zoo Duisberg (Tinsel’s move was featured in the Herald Sun last Sunday)

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Snuggling for warmth in these colder months here at Healesville Sanctuary

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The weekend is closer than you think! Gumnut out at Healesville Sanctuary teaches us how Koalas greet each other, by touching noses! This is how they greet their keepers and some lucky visitors too!

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There's nothing quite like a kiss from a Dingo. Keeper Sue out at Healesville shares the love with sweetheart Maliki who celebrated her first birthday last Friday!

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Red Kangaroo Rosie and her new bub are having a mid week rest, why don't you join them? This young roo can often be seen out of the pouch testing his hopping skills but still enjoys a fair bit of time in the pouch with mum, especially in this cold weather.

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Three Tawny Frogmouth’s came into our care at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary just last week. The aim now is to get them fit enough for release and to give them the best chance of post-release survival. These guys are great examples of the work the Centre does to care for Australian wildlife.

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Dingo Tambo at Healesville Sanctuary finds time for a cheeky game of Hide and Seek with Keeper Mel.

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Kids enjoy playing at Healesville Sanctuary this summer!

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Splashing into summer at Healesville Sanctuary!

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Our dingoes cooling off in Badger Creek at Healesville Sanctuary

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The Keepers at Healesville Sanctuary are armed with Zoopersoakers!

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This is Mirii, our gorgeous 72-day-old Eastern Barred Bandicoot joey. As she gets older and bigger she is getting more and more active, so keep your eyes peeled next time you're in the Nocturnal House at Healesville Sanctuary! Mirii's usually active in her exhibit in the afternoon.

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We have some great animals in our collection here at the Sanctuary, but we also are home to some beautiful wild critters. This is a Southern Brown Tree Frog who has been spotted hanging out in the Leadbeater Possum’s enclosure. You never what you might see at Healesville Sanctuary!

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