Healesville Sanctuary

Top choice zoo in Healesville

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One of the best places in southern Australia to see native fauna, this wildlife park is full of kangaroos, dingoes, lyrebirds, Tasmanian devils, bats, koalas, eagles, snakes and lizards. The Platypus House displays the shy underwater creatures, and there's a daily interactive show and wildlife encounters. The exciting Birds of Prey presentation features huge wedge-tailed eagles and owls soaring through the air. Check the website for timings. Admission for kids is free on weekends and holidays.