Kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Wildlife & zoos

Encounter curious Australian animals in national parks in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, or get up close to your favourite creatures at the famous Healesville Sanctuary.

Iconic encounters of the wildlife kind
Stare into the snarling jaws of a Tasmanian Devil and peer at a joey in the pouch of a passing kangaroo at Healesville Sanctuary. Find the camera-shy platypus in its nocturnal creek habitat and explore the Flooded Forest Aviary. Join a Meet the Keeper session and be awed by the spectacular Birds of Prey presentation. Discover animals you didn't know existed with over 200 species on show in walk-through exhibits and along meandering paths.

Find your way into the hidden forests at the National Resources Conservation League in Warburton to meet the resident pair of sugar gliders.

Local creatures in their natural habitats
Watch out for wombats, swamp wallabies, possums, lyrebirds, platypus and deer in the region's magnificent national parks. Take a guided spotlight forest walk in the Yarra Ranges National Park near Healesville to meet nocturnal animals, or pursue mobs of kangaroos at dusk in Cardinia Reservoir in the Dandenong Ranges.

Cafe

The Big Bouquet

The Big Bouquet is a modern, working cut flower farm and alpaca stud located in Healesville in the heart of the Yarra Valley, only an hour from...

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Echidina magic moment

Healesville Sanctuary

Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.

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Yarra Valley

Wine and Wildlife

Wine Tours Victoria

Combine your Wine Tours Victoria tour of some of Yarra Valley's most famous wineries with an authentic Australian wildlife experience. The morning is...

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Get a Magic Moment feeding Kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary

Yarra Valley Day Tour

Leadbeater Eco Tours

The Yarra Valley Day Tour with Leadbeater Eco Tours allows you to explore the wonderful wilderness of the Yarra Ranges. This unique day tour has...

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Dunnart at Kinglake NP

Kinglake Conservation

Naturewise Conservation Holidays

Naturewise Conservation Holidays takes you to Kinglake National Park where conservation is king! Located only 65 kilometres north of Melbourne, this...

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Puffing Billy, Mt Dandenong

Private Dandenong Mountains Tour

Private Tours Victoria

Join Private Tours Victoria, Private Dandenong Mountains Tour. The Dandenong Mountains region is truly amazing with its lush landscape consisting of...

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Sky High, Mt Dandenong

Mt Dandenong Art, Nature and Yarra Valley Winery Tour

Private Tours Victoria

Let Private Tours Victoria take you to explore Mount Dandenong art, nature and Yarra Valley wineries. This wonderful tour involves exploring the lush...

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Melbourne Birding Tours

Rainforest Birdwatching Tour

Melbourne Birding Tours

Melbourne Birding Tours will take you deep into the wonderful Dandenongs National Park. You will gaze up in awe at the height of the tallest...

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Common Wombat

Night Walk

Eco-Adventure Tours

Come on an evening stroll through the Yarra Ranges National Park at Healesville with Eco-Adventure Tours. Suitable for all fitness levels. See...

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk

Eco-Adventure Tours

An morning or afternoon stroll with Eco-Adventure Tours through the magnificent mountain ash forests near Healesville or Marysville. Suitable for all...

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