During my stay in Melbourne I travelled a short distance out of Melbourne with some colleagues to visit the Healesville Sanctuary. It’s a zoo and breeding centre specialising in Australian wildlife. It’s set in a bush land environment and visitors follow paths that wind through different habitat areas where the animals are located.
We saw koalas
rather dangerous snakes
a bird show featuring Australian raptors and other species
One of the birds got very close, brushing the head of mt=y colleague who was sitting next to me
and we were even able to get close up to some kangeroos
We saw some other animals too, including a duck billed platypus which was much smaller than I expected but just as odd looking.
We spent close on 3 hours at the sanctuary and it was a good way to see native animals and birds all in one place.