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Healesville Sanctuary

The renowned Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland zoo with more than two hundred species of Australian animals and a refuge for injured and orphaned animals, some of which are subsequently returned to the wild. It’s a fascinating place in a beautiful setting, with a stream running through park-like grounds, dense with gum trees and cool ferns, and 3km of walking tracks. The informative “meet the keeper” presentations are worth joining, especially the one featuring the birds of prey.