Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne, Australia

Hello readers, hope you are all doing well in this pandemic, who knew this would still be going on a year later?

Like many of you, I have been thinking about places I have visited and explored around the world. As we can’t travel anywhere as yet, I’ve been looking through my travels of late and thinking about places I have enjoyed and can’t wait to go back and see. I’m forever inspired by nature and our planet and thinking where else to visit when this pandemic ends! I wonder if your list is as long as mine?

When there is a pandemic going on, what should cheer you up? I know, wildlife! Interesting wildlife at that. Look below and see kangaroos sleeping and chilling out was mesmerising, I think we should learn from them!

Healesville Sanctuary is located outside of Melbourne, it’s an hour drive by car that takes you through the Yarra Valley wine region. Why not organise a break away, the scenery is lovely too! You can also get a train and a bus also from the city. I had heard about this sanctuary from my family and I couldn’t wait to visit.

Booking tickets for Healesville Sanctuary online is advisable as you can’t buy tickets at the Sanctuary: Healesville Sanctuary (zoo.org.au)

Costs are:

$34 for an Adult,

$34 for as Senior,

$19 for children aged 4 years-15 years

It’s free for children aged 0 to 3 years

For a family ticket- 2 Adults, 2 children $95

For 2 adults and 3 children it’s $104.50

I went with a large party of my family and we had such a wonderful time, we explored the Sanctuary and it didn’t feel crowded. There is lots to explore so you need the whole day!

We visited The Main Track, Woodlands Track. Dingo Country, Wetlands Track, Kangaroo Country, Koala Forest and Platypus Track. We also saw feathered friends in the aviary.

I was so excited seeing Australian animals for the first time! Loved it!

I fed red kangaroos, they were so little and so friendly and they were so small.

I have loved Koalas since I was so little, I was so lucky to see this Mama Koala and baby.

We saw Koalas, Echineas, Platpuses, Dingoes, Tasmanian Devils too! Each section has different talks so make sure you find out what time they are on so you don’t miss out!

Tasmanian Devils.

I was enthralled learning new facts and seeing the wild animals from afar, so fun and I’d thoroughly recommend it đŸ™‚

A Wombat
Feathered friends

When you can, make sure you visit and help conservation and help protect nature. There’s plenty of beautiful vistas surrounding Healesville and wineries you can visit also.

There is so much to see in the state of Victoria, watch out for my upcoming blogs!

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