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Healesville is named after a Victorian premier, Richard Heales, who is buried in Melbourne General Cemetery.

Healesville Sanctuary

A major animal sanctuary in a bushland setting where you can see a whole range of Australian native animals.

9am-5pm daily
Badger Creek Road, Healesville
Enquiries: (03) 5957 2870


Some places of interest in the Healesville region:

The Singing Gardens of C.J.Dennis
Take a stroll through the gardens which were developed by "Den' and his wife using semi-formal shrubs and European trees then enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the tearoom. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. More information on C.J.Dennis.

Some markets in the Healesville region:

Healesville Community Market
Set among the tall trees there is ample space for stall holders and has a great range of stalls and espresso coffee. The Healesville Community Racecourse Market has a friendly and relaxed country atmosphere and the wider community benefits with stall fees being donated back to community groups and projects.

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Healesville Organic Farmers Market
A small market offering produce direct from the grower and featuring organic breakfasts.

What's on and things to do in the Healesville region:

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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.