Wallaby Wednesdays Hop Into Healesville
The small country town of Healesville lies in the heart of the Yarra Valley and draws thousands of tourists every year with its world-renowned wine and unbeatable local produce. While Healesville may top the list of ‘Mum and Dad’s Must-Sees’, it’s not to be overlooked when planning a fun day out for the kids. Along with the always popular Chocolaterie and Hedgend Maze, The Healesville Sanctuary is a vital stop when making a trip out to the Yarra Valley.
Comprising of 70 acres of bushland, the sanctuary is famous for enabling visitors to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Kangaroos, koalas, emus and echidnas are among the 30 species of native animals that call the Sanctuary home. This national treasure focuses on conservation and celebrating indigenous culture while providing an environment that encourages visitors of all ages to reconnect with nature in a fun and interactive way.
A variety of programs run all year round that provides a unique look the Sanctuary’s residents. ‘Spirits of the Sky’ demonstrates Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots, while ‘Lunar’s Secret Forrest’ is an exciting, immersive multi-media experience that educates and enchants children as they explore the world of the endangered Leadbeater Possum.
This autumn ‘Wallaby Wednesdays’ is hopping into Healesville and is sure to prove a treat for your little joeys. Wallaby face painting, wallaby ears and tails, hopping games and wallaby trails introduce your little ones to our beloved marsupial friend and ensure their day out at the Sanctuary is an unforgettable one. Running from 11am to 11.30am every Wednesday during term 2, Wallaby Wednesdays are welcome to anyone under 5 and is included in the price of admission. Children are encouraged to bring their favourite soft toy animal to join in the fun too!
For more information visit the Yarra Valley website!
Looking for a great Holiday Park in the area? Try the Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park just outside of Healesville! To find out more or make a booking, visit their website
Written by Hayley Davies, May 2017