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Healesville Family-friendly activities

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Healesville Sanctuary: General Admission Ticket

1. Healesville Sanctuary: General Admission Ticket

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.  Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work saving endangered Australian species at the Australian Wildlife Center. Visit the center, which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year.  Be sure to visit the treetops of Koala Forest and hop into Kangaroo Country to see red kangaroos, tree kangaroos and wombats.

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

2. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

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What people are saying about Healesville

We really enjoyed the tour and Matt was a really nice and accommodating guide. Although the stop at the chocolate factory has a somewhat commercial character, it suited us well because we could still shop for a few souvenirs there and an ice cream cooled us down a bit. The highlight is definitely the Healseville Sanctuary with koalas, kangaroos & co - very nicely done. You can explore all stops of the tour on your own.

We were visiting from the Uk to visit family, and my cousin has been here before, we took one of our nephews, we all loved the park, such a wonderful natural environment for the animals, the rangers were super knowledgable and friendly, we had something to eat in the cafe! Would definitely return when next in Australia

Absolutely amazing experience ! Highly recommend, the whole day was planned out very well, not rushed at all Joe was a great guide, very friendly and easy to talk to

Great day, lots of fun. The booking system and pick-up communication was so easy. Very professional and a great day out

I strongly recommend this activity. The puffing Billy is a must see near to Melbourne.