Weekend Wanderings: Healesville Sanctuary
With my friend Marsha here from the US, I had to take her to Healesville Sanctuary. It is part of Melbourne Zoo and where you go to see everything Australian. All the indigenous animals, birds and plants are there. I don’t know if they are all there, but must be pretty close and you get a good idea of what is here. We do have some rather unique flora and fauna.
The sanctuary is located just out of the city in a town called Healesville, hence the name. It is easy to get to from my place. It is open daily from 9 to 5 and costs $32.50 for an adult to enter. If you live locally becoming a member is worth it. At $96 for the year you can go any time you like. you can go into all three
of the zoos here any time you want to go.
Australian animals are nearly all nocturnal, so it can make it hard to see them awake. It is a good idea to check out the feeding times when you get there and try to see them. They wake up some of them so you can you see them and give them some special food to reward them. You can see in the gallery the wombat Florence, she was given some treats.
We did manage to see a couple of Koalas awake as well. I loved an image I got of a koala jumping from one tree to another. Action shots, not something you get very often with the Koalas.
We also visited the new wetland area. There are so many birds in there and we spent a lot of time just watching them.
I had a great time, as I usually do at the sanctuary. I’ve been there many times now and will put links at the end of the post for previous posts I’ve done there.