Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian wildlife and only an hour drive from the city!
Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come close up to unique Australian animals in a stunning bushland setting.
9am – 5pm daily.
To plan your visit or for more information, please visit the Official Healesville Sanctuary Website.
Other things to do in the area
While you’re in the Yarra Valley, why not take a wander around the historic villages of Healesville, Warburton & Yarra Glen. With only a short drive between each village, you will find inspiration at every turn.
Stop off at farms and dairies selling fresh produce and gourmet treats, and savour seasonal dishes in cosy cafes and esteemed restaurants.
One of the most beautiful drives in Victoria is just outside Healesville called The Black Spur, where you will be surrounded by giant Tree Ferns & Mountain Ash trees. Make sure you wind your windows down and breathe in the fresh mountain air as you admire this beautiful stretch of road!
A LOCAL’S TIP: If you have a sweet tooth, drop into Beechworth Bakery in Healesville and try one of their famous & delicious Beestings!
Visit the Official Yarra Valley website for more information about each village and what they have to offer.