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Get your foodie fix in Healesville, a regional food and wine hub surrounded by stunning scenery, before experiencing iconic encounters of the wildlife kind.

Meet your favourite Australian animals

Stare into the snarling jaws of a Tasmanian Devil and peer at a joey in its mother's pouch at Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park. Get up-close-and-personal to 200 species of native animals and birdlife on meandering paths and in walk-through exhibits.

Wine and dine any way you like

You may be in awe of the iconic names of Healesville's wineries, including Domaine Chandon, Rochford Wines and Coldstream Hills, but the approachable winemakers ensure a visit to the cellar door is both informative and entertaining.

Pick up some winery specials to enjoy with a gourmet picnic in the peaceful fern gullies and mountain ash at Badger Weir Park.

Sate your appetite in town with gourmet pizzas and artisan breads at Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander, or a feast at the gastro-pub that started it all, the Healesville Hotel – hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Local artistic culture

Find artistic inspiration at Toolangi Pottery and in the handcrafted jewellery at Silvermist Gallery. Snap up vintage bargains in second-hand shops or hand-made items at Healesville Community Market.

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Things to do


Wildlife, zoos & farms

Healesville Sanctuary

Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.

History & heritage

Yarra Valley Railway

Come and enjoy a heritage railway ride from Healesville Station through the beautiful Yarra Valley to the 150 metre long brick tunnel on the Yarra...


Healesville Hotel

Hatted again by The Age Good Food Guide for its high-end seasonal cuisine and earthy country charm, the Healesville continues to wow.


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Tour one of the most scenic routes in Victoria, sampling fine wine and produce, and spotting Australian wildlife set against a stunning backdrop.

Nature & wildlife

Scenic attractions in the Yarra Valley

Float high above the Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon for unprecedented views of rolling hills strung with vines, lush greenery and pastures.

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Food and wine

Eat and drink your way through the delectable Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, where exceptional food and wine are the norm, not the exception.