Blogs from Healesville, Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville January 31st 2020

We will be traversing through Sydney multiple times, and so we left after this short visit, headed westward to Melbourne and environs. Bit of a tough start to the morning with an early flight and late night before, but travel allows no shirking. The good thing is that we arrived in Melbourne in early morning and were thus able to make the drive to the Yarra Valley and the Healesville Animal Sanctuary. The Yarra Valley is a well-known wine region (think Napa), but after our visit to the animal sanctuary we drove back to town. There was a lot of traffic in the Valley because there is an outdoor venue there and Elton John was scheduled for that night. (The next day we found out that he had to be rushed for the stage for safety ... read more
Gray kangaroo
Critically endangered helmeted honeyeater

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville February 12th 2017

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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville August 6th 2014

Birthday Celebrations included a lovely lunchtime meal at a local cafe; a rainy trip to a museum (Cafe in the end), cocktails (Japonese Slippers) and the King and I at the Princess Theatre. A trip along the Great Ocean Road to see the 12 apostles ended in a trip to the hospital after colliding with a Kangaroo. Becki was definitely the hero and took the brunt of it for us all! She has been stitched up and is on plenty of pain killers. A trip to Healesville wildlife Sanctuary to see some of Australia's stars.... read more
Balls Beach
Erksine Falls

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville March 28th 2014

Geo: -37.6541, 145.516Trevor and Robyn up early and showered before Mick and I had, we had a cuppa with them before getting ourselves organised to go to the Sanctuary.It had rained during the night and looked like it was going to be a wet day so we set off for the Sanctuary with our brolly, called at the shopping centre for food for tonights tea and Mick needed a slab for later today. Handy having the Engle in the back of the ute so after packing the food we arrived at the Sanctuary around 10am. Early with only a few people around, the lady who sold us our tickets said 'we will have the park to ourselves by the look of it'. Mick was able to use his Seniors card for a discount and I still ... read more
Orange Bellied Parrot
A Dingo
An Owl

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville March 27th 2014

Geo: -37.6541, 145.516Left Cobram in pouring rain, both drenched so pulled the Caravan up outside the park and both of us changed out of wet clothes before continuing on to Healsville. I had put a wet weather jacket on and could not get it off, the zip would not work so eventually Mick found a pair of scissors and cut it, so that I could get the damn thing off. It has now gone to god! Mick could not help himself and thought it was a great joke.Saw a patch of sunshine as we drove through Shepparton, it has grown so much over the last 30 years, had lunch in Yea and filled up with fuel before continuing on to Healesville. The road trip was good and we arrived in Healesville at 1300, with plenty of ... read more
Time for Drinks
Trevor and Robyn
Mick and IPad

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville March 4th 2014

‘Healesville seems like an alright place’ During 2011-12, I was a WWOOFer. It means Willing Workers on Organic Farms and basically you throw yourself at the mercy of your ‘host’ who puts you to work and they feed you and give you a roof over your head. Well, most of the time. The whole wwoofing situation pretty much goes against everything you’ve been taught growing up i.e. speaking to strangers and getting in their car. But I suppose it’s a chance you take when you sign up for the programme. If I’m honest, my first impression of my host didn’t do much to assuage this feeling. He was fairly tall, with long hair underneath a bandana, well-built and wearing beige work clothes. He sounds quite intimidating right? But on closer inspection I could see that he ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville June 22nd 2013

After waking up to a very frosty morning and some last minute packing, a few teary farewells and dropping Buddy off to his new home we were away as the sun was breaking thru.We have done about 530K today and are now in Bordertown, we have wimped out on putting the camper up and are staying in the Bordertown Hotel for the night. It is raining and want to get an early start so we can get past Port Augusta tomorrow. Our Southern Land camper tows really well and no problem stopping to make a cuppa on the roadside with everything very handy. Still have some empty spaces in the vehicle and camper so I am wondering what we have forgotten, maybe I could have packed some more shoes!Kimberley here we come! ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville April 2nd 2012

En ce lundi matin nous démarrons tôt le travail, enfin surtout Nico 1h avant moi car comme d’hab il tombe du lit vers 6h30. Vu qu’on a prévu d’aller à Healesville Sanctuary pour la journée, c’est mieux de commencer tôt. On scie, on coupe, on taille, on ramasse et on brouette, bref on jardine ! Il y a énormément de lapins sauvages, et Nico voit une solution à ce fléau : poser des collets pour en attraper quelques-uns !! Ah le méchant vilain pas beau !! Je n'en mangerai pas !! On décolle en de fin de matinée pour aller à Healesville, qui se trouve à une demi-heure selon Tiana., Je dis « selon Tiana » car notre plan n’indique pas toutes les routes et les panneaux n’indiquent pas toutes les villes… donc avec tout ça ... read more
Pose de collet
Taillage de buisson
Red kangaroos

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville March 24th 2012

We took another trip to see more animals, this time at the Healesville sanctuary, a relatively small but more natural and open. They even have an animal hospital, which visitors can walk around and sometimes watch surgery. We saw the cutest little Tasmanian Devils and they just reminded me of some people I know back home! The sanctuary only has animals native to this part of Australia, which was quite scary as there was a whole poisonous snake enclosure but fortunately not big crocs! The weather is starting to get cooler now as Autumn approaches but we had some awesome sun over labour day weekend (unfortunately I was working most of it!) I’ve been out a few times into the city with different friends (but not Matthew because he was all tucked up in bed!) my ... read more
Tazzy Devils

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Healesville November 14th 2010

V Healesville Sanctuary je ZOO, ktore je specializovane na cisto Australske zvierata. Nachadza sa pomerne blizko a tak dnesny vylet bol len taky kratucky. Je to len cca 20 km od miesta kde byvam. Trocha sa tu rozprsalo, ale nastastie sme v case navstevy tejto ZOO mali len zamracene. Vstupne bolo 25 AUD, ale na tieto ceny som si uz dost zvykol. Nabuduce si istotne zoberiem ovela viac penazi. Tak 1000 AUD na tyzden je akurat a to ani nezartujem. Ale spat do ZOO. Urobil som priblizne 100 fotiek. V expozicii boli tieto zvierata: Emu, Koala, Kengura, Wallaby (vackovec podobny kengure, ale ovela mensi), Vtakopysk, Tasmansky diablik, Netopier, vtactvo a pes Dingo. Mali to tam dobre spravene a navstevnici mohli vojst do ohradenych zon a priblizit sa uplne blizko k zvieratam. Tak napriklad kengury boli vo ... read more

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