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This autumn don’t miss out on a day at Healesville Sanctuary.
Visitors can embrace the cooler weather and get the kids out of the house for a day of discovery.
At Healesville Sanctuary there’s plenty of wildlife to see as well as engaging and interactive spaces for children to learn and have fun.
While exploring the Sanctuary kids are given the opportunity to connect and play in the natural environment.
The wildlife get more active as the weather cools down, too!
Autumn is the best time of year to hear lyrebirds call.
Healesville Sanctuary has just introduced a new pair of lyrebirds, Apollo and Coranderrk, into its Lyrebird Aviary.
Autumn brings the lyrebird breeding season with it so visitors will be able to hear the male lyrebird calling on their next visit.
Lyrebirds are famed for their mimicry of other birds and sounds such as chainsaws, camera whirrs and clicks, and car sounds – sounds that they hear within and near their bush habitat and reproduce.
The tiny Mountain pygmy-possums are also busy gorging themselves on all the delicious fruits and nuts they can get.
These tiny possums usually weigh around 45 grams but can get up to 80 grams in the lead up to their winter hibernation.
Mountain pygmy possums are the only hibernating marsupial in Australia.
Sanctuary Harvest brings soul-warming food to the table this autumn.
Healesville Sanctuary’s location in the Yarra Valley gives staff the unique opportunity to serve visitors the best food, coffee and produce in the region.
Between three cafes, Healesville Sanctuary caters for every taste and budget – from couples looking for something special, to groups wanting a great lunch option, to fussy kids looking for a snack on the go.
Make sure to book in a day to visit Healesville Sanctuary which is open 365 days a year including Good Friday!
The bilbies are excited to show off as the Aussie Easter icons so for those who have got friends or family visiting for the Easter long weekend, Healesville Sanctuary is the perfect place to take some time out to wander and explore.
Don’t forget – kids can enter for free on weekends, public holidays and all school holidays!
For a chance to win one of five family passes, courtesy of Healesville Sanctuary, make sure to like the Yarra Ranges Kids Facebook page and check out the competition tab on the Yarra Ranges Kids website, www.yarrarangeskids.com.au.

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