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Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne

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Overview
Combine a wine tasting experience in the Yarra Valley—one of Australia’s premier wine regions—with a visit to the Healesville Sanctuary on this tour from Melbourne. Spot kangaroos, koalas, emus, and other native wildlife at one of the region’s most popular attractions, and then enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting at a Yarra Valley winery, followed by dessert at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.
Highlights
  • Enjoy native wildlife and prepaid, fast entry at the Healesville Sanctuary
  • Savor a delicious lunch and guided wine tasting at a Yarra Valley winery
  • Includes round-trip transport from central Melbourne, lunch, and tastings
  • Small group limited to 11 people ensures a more personalized experience
What to Expect
After pickup from central Melbourne, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Healesville Sanctuary, a nonprofit conservation center home to over 200 animal species. Use your prepaid tickets to head straight inside and spend the entire morning strolling around the wildlife sanctuary and spotting native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, and platypuses. Continue into the Yarra Valley, where you enjoy a delicious lunch at a winery restaurant looking out over the vineyards. After lunch, take a tour of the historic winery and sample some of their fine wines during a guided tasting. Finally, make a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery to sample handmade chocolates and scrumptious ice creams, and perhaps purchase some sweet treats to take with you. Your tour ends back in central Melbourne.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne.

Please look out for the Wombat Logo on the bus.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
24h
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cruise ship pickup and drop-off (available for Station Pier for AU$20 per person, cash, payable direct with a minimum of four passengers)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tour is not available on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide was friendly and informative. I had enough time to see what I wanted to see at Healsville Sanctuary (the tour organised a tour guide at the sanctuary but I like to do things at my own pace so wandered off on my own - they don't mind). I loved seeing the platypus, and
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Response from Wilbur888, Admin at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello thank you for the great review, us Wombats love a trip to the Sanctuary to visit all our friends. So glad you had a great day, the Wombat Team
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I booked the Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip with Viator which was operated by Wombat Tours & Transfers. We spent 2.5 hours at the Sanctuary. It was a huge place! There was so much to see that we had to rush as the tour normally takes 4 hours, according to our
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Great trip with excellent host Robin. Enjoyed the Wildlife Sanctuary with our visitor guide Hans Peter. Even in the pouring rain it was amazing to see and hear about the birds and animals that live there. The Yarra Wine tasting and lunch was fabulous and the chocolate factory
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Response from Wilbur888, Owner at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 23 Jun 2019
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review it is appreciated. It is great to hear you had a good day out and enjoy Robynne as your guide. Totally with you and the Willy Wonka comment, it’s a lot of fun. Safe travels and kind regards Yvette
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+3
Great place to see Australian wildlife. We were welcomed and provided a map for our self guided tour around the wildlife sanctuary. I saw all of the animals I’d hope to see. Wombats, emus, koala bears, dingos, kangaroos and tasmanian devils. The paths are wide enough for
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Response from Wilbur888, Owner at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 15 Apr 2019
Hi I am really pleased you enjoyed your day out at the Healesville Sanctuary, for over 80 years they have been looking after our wildlife and I believe they do a fantastic job. thanks again for your review. Yvette
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We had a wonderful day. Mark our tour guide worked at the Healeysville Sanctuary so we learned a lot about Australia wildlife from an expert. we enjoyed seeing Kangaroos, Wallabys and Wombats up close. The Yarra Valley is beautiful. we enjoyed a nice lunch at a winery that
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Response from Wilbur888, Operations at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 27 Feb 2019
Hi Debbie, so glad you had a great day out in the beautiful valley, the Sanctuary is certainly a wonderful destination, safe travels Wild Wombat
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