See Kangaroos And Koalas and Visit Spectacular Vineyards

Delight in an up-close encounter with Australia’s captivating wildlife and enjoy a perfect introduction to the best wine and food of the Yarra Valley. On this unique tour, you will see kangaroos and koalas among other species in the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary and enjoy lunch while overlooking farmland and the Great Dividing Mountain Range.

For the first time visitor, this tour offers the perfect introduction to the best of Victoria as you’ll see Australian wildlife and get a taste of the Yarra Valley’s quality wine and food.

If you would like to get close to a kangaroo, echidna or a koala (no feeding, patting or holding) the Sanctuary offers these encounters. Please advise us if you wish to include this as part of your Sanctuary experience.

Note: Indicative times of 8:30 am to 6:30 pm apply but will be confirmed the evening prior to the date of travel. Pick up is from your city hotel or from another agreed point. If you are staying out of the city, the Melbourne Town Hall, which is located in the city on the corner of Collins & Swanston Streets would be the central meeting point.

The new koala enclosure at Healesville Sanctuary.

Tour Details

Everything You Need To Know

Price

Per Adult: $240
Per Child (4-15 yo): $190
Per infant (0-3 yo): $75


Start time

8:30 am


Finish time

6:30 pm


Meeting place

Pick-up from your city hotel or at another agreed point. If outside the city, meet at the Melbourne Town Hall which is located on the corner of Collins & Swanston Streets.


Inclusions

Transport, entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary to see Kangaroos, Koalas and more, wine tasting, main course a la carte lunch, a glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, wine and cheese flight at De Bortoli, bottled water, guide and GST


Note

Want to do this tour privately? No problem! Contact us for options

Itinerary


Let’s Go To The Valley

Let’s Go To The Valley

We’ll collect you at your hotel or at another agreed point. If staying outside of the city centre, the Melbourne Town Hall is a central meeting point. At this point, you will meet your friendly guide who’s ready to impart knowledge and help you have the most enjoyable experience.

Our small team of guides are local experts with deep knowledge of the Yarra Valley, local wines and also local wildlife. Excitement then begins to grow as you pass through the bush-laden suburbs of the north-east.

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

kangaroo at sanctuary

Our first stop is the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia’s most recognized and acclaimed wildlife sanctuaries.

With 30 hectares of bushland, it showcases more than 200 species of Australian wildlife in a distinctly Australian setting. Here, visitors can experience close-up encounters with some of Australia’s most unique and captivating wildlife in their natural habitat, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus.

Yering Station Vineyard Lunch & Tasting

Yering Station Winebar Restaurant, Yarra Valley

Yering Station’s stunning Wine Bar Restaurant is the perfect lunch venue. With its world-class views and cuisine, you’ll enjoy an a la carte main course meal. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste.

De Bortoli Vineyard Wine & Cheese Flight

Cheese platter at De Bortoli Cellar Door, Yarra Valley

Our final stop for the day is the family-owned De Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. Part of Australian wine folklore for 3 generations, the De Bortoli represent the Italian heritage at the root of so much of Melbourne’s cuisine. Here, you will enjoy a pairing of selected wines and cheeses

Journey Home

vineyard view

Our pleasant journey home winds back through Steels Creek and the Christmas Hills which afford glorious views across the Valley. It’s a great final Valley view to take in before the inland return to Melbourne.

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aerial view of yarra valley vineyards from hot air balloon