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HOT: Kangaroo Country, Healesville Sanctuary

Kangaroo Country Healesville Sanctuary is a permanent exhibit completing the sanctuary's Iconic Australia precinct.

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

The various enclosures showcase some of Australia's most iconic animals, from koalas to kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and more.

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

You can enter Kangaroo Country from two locations – either from the treetops of Koala Forest or via a gate near the nature play/main playground area.

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

We are invited to the opening to explore the new space. The grass is luscious and there's plenty of room for the roos to roam, as well as pram-friendly tracks and lots of places to sit and rest.

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

At The Pouch House kids can enter via the wombat burrow-style entry, follow the Jelly Bean Joey Journey, take a photo in the pouch of a giant kangaroo and learn about how joeys grow up at Skippy’s Milk Bar. 

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kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

A highlight is the stunning treehouse enclosure built for the critically endangered Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo. Yes, there's even a kangaroo that knows how to hop up a tree!

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

I love learning interesting factoids about this incredible macropod. As well as the various information panels (which may be a bit hard to read when you're chasing children around) make sure you take the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating species at the free Kangaroo Keeper Talk at 11.30am every day.

kangaroo country healesville sanctuary

Kangaroo Country is included as part of general admission to Healesville Sanctuary. Click here to find out more of our favourite sights at Healesville Sanctuary including other play spaces.

Wallaby Wednesdays are on 11am-11.30am  at Australia Wildlife Health Centre Lawn or the Pouch House depending on the weather. Dress-up as wallabies and join in on pouch races and hopping games. You might also get the chance to see the special guest appearances by our feathered, scaly, and furry friends!

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HOT Tips:

  • Kangaroo Country is included as part of general admission;
  • suitable for toddlers;
  • suitable for older kids;
  • small area for indoor play;
  • kids under 16 visit free on weekends, Victorian government public and school holidays;
  • tracks are wide and pram-friendly;
  • keep your snacks covered – roos have been known to raid prams!
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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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