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Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne provided by Wild Wombat Winery Tours

Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
The Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
24h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
21Reviews
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James wrote a review Apr 2020
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I took the day trip to Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley winery with the tour guide Bruce. Bruce is a truly exceptional guide, who is extremely knowledgeable on both the animals and the wine industry. The day was outstanding and well organised, and the tour company takes
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Wilbur888, Owner at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 26 Apr 2020
Hi James, glad you had a great day out with Bruce. Thanks for the 5 star review👌👌 Cheers Yvette
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Cathy S wrote a review Feb 2020
Yuba City, California34 contributions24 helpful votes
Had a wonderful day visiting the Healesville sanctuary and Soumah winery. Bruce was a great guide and we appreciated our small group and individual attention. Would highly reccomend Wombat tours!
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Dream319407 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunkeld, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
On our recent trip to Australia from Scotland we took a wild wombat winery tour which incorporated an amazing visit to the Healesville wildlife sanctuary. The entire day was so enjoyable. We would highly recommend it and on our next trip we will probably go again!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Wilbur888, Owner at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hi Dream319407 thank you for your lovely review, I am really pleased you enjoyed your day out in our Yarra Valley. I will look forward to seeing you again someday. Safe travels and kind regards Yvette
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Elizabeth G wrote a review Dec 2019
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Listed under friends because we(a couple)made wonderful friendships w/ folks from around the world-icing on the cake you might say. Our guide Bruce was excellent-freindly, extremely knowledgeable, courteous & a good driver. Our guide at the sanctuary, Trish, was a true delight.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Wilbur888, Owner at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 20 Dec 2019
HI there, thank you for your lovely review, I am really pleased you have a lovely day out in our Yarra Valley. Safe travels and best wishes Yvette
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wchang246 wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions9 helpful votes
Healesville Sanctuary is one of the best well kept secrets (at least for me) until the locals highly recommend it. It's a day trip I will never forget, seeing kangaroos, koalas, emus, Tasmanian Devil's etc. up close. We also got to feed and touch the wallabies as they are quite
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Wilbur888, Owner at Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We believe the Healesville Sanctuary is the best for our Australia wildlife and their preservation. In regards to the wines, if you are used to drinking the Californian wines you would find the Cool Climate wines of our area not as full. Californian wines are in a Warm climate and tend to be more robust. Neither are better than the other just what you are used to. Safe Travels and best wishes, Yvette
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Wild Wombat Winery Tours
rw0112
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Best 30th birthday present
Had a fantastic time with Wombat Tours for a late 30th present. They went above and beyond to help answer all my qu
S4005TZdavidd
S4005TZdavidd
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Excellent wine tour
Elaine picked us up on time from our Yarra Glen Hotel and took us to three excellent wineries and at our request, s
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Disappointing and frustrating
Critical: Professionalism, Punctuality Would not recommend this company unfortunately. Very unprofessional, poor c
annemaree59
annemaree59
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Fantastic day to Yarra Valley boutique wineries - a must do!!!
This private wine tour by Wild Wombat Tours exceeded our expectations. We are a groups of 3 friends visiting the Da
289abhas
289abhas
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5 stars. Excellent!
My partner and I did the 'Yarra Valley full day wine tour including lunch' and were very happy with the experience.
Erin_Couper
Erin_Couper
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Best Yarra Valley Winery Tour
This was our third trip out with Wild Wombat visiting the wineries of the Yarra Valley. We requested to have Elain
Norma Jean P
Norma Jean P
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Must do Distillery & wine tour
By far Bruce with the best tour guide we have had since being on our holiday for the past four weeks. Very personab
Di H
Di H
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Yarra Valley wine 🍷 tour
Great day with our driver Bill being a interesting and fun person taking us around the various wineries. Did 4 in t
AndrewM796
AndrewM796
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Very well run wine tour but needs to visit better wineries
Without doubt these tours are run excellently. They are well organised reliable and have very knowledgeable courte
Brett N
Brett N
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Pleasing day out
We booked a wine tour in the Yarra Valley. Yvette was our driver. She picked us up from our accommodation in Heales
shaunw31
shaunw31
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Fantastic day out.
We were taken out for the day by Bruce who we found to be super friendly, happy and knowledgeable about the region.
Nashville2NewYork
Nashville2NewYork
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Private tour to Healesville
We had a fantastic private tour with Bruce to Healesville Sanctuary and Steels Gate Winery. We were on our honeymoo
Carolyn W
Carolyn W
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Fantastic Winery Tour
Great small group tour of the wineries of Yarra Valley. Our driver Bruce was fantastic very friendly and knowledgea
Kelly A
Kelly A
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Sensational Sunday!
Goodness me, where do I start?? We were met at our accommodation in Marysville by Elaine, who we clicked with strai
Alexander W
Alexander W
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Red wine & Gin. A true Aussie breakfast!!!
1st of all I have to thank Yvette for making the booking so easy and smooth. Arranged a private 3 person customise
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  • Duration: 24h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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