Kangaroos, koalas and other Australian wildlife mixed with wine, food and indigenous history on this eco-certified Longhorn YOUnique tour of the Yarra Valley.
On their one day tour you will visit Healesville Sanctuary a 30 hectare bushland zoo offering a distinct Australian setting to enjoy unique close-up encounters with some of Australia's wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, birds of prey and platypus. See the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working veterinary hospital which treats over 2000 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year.
You will also hear about the connection with the early Aboriginal history of the region through the amazing story of Coranderrk.
Visit a number of local wineries, local producers and enjoy lunch at one of the wineries.
Tour is operated by Longhorn YOUnique Tours and includes Healesville Sanctuary, Spirits of the Sky show, dingo's, koalas, kangaroos, platypus and more. You can also experience Aboriginal history, local wineries and food.
If wine does not interest you see our Wildlife and Puffing Billy tour which travels into the Dandenong Ranges and includes a ride on Puffing Billy a century old steam train.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Child under 12 years old.
Rate is for two adults and two children under 12 on a private tour.
Rate is for two adults.
Payment methods accepted
Cancellation and booking policy
Single day tours cancellation policy is: once booking has been made 10 per cent administration fee applies, if cancelled within 14 to three days before tour departure, 20 per cent cancellation fee of total fare applies. If cancelled within 72 hours prior to tour departure, 100 per cent cancellation fee of total fare applies.Multi day tours cancellation policy is, once booking has been made 10 per cent administration fee applies, if cancelled within 30 to eight days prior to tour departure, 50 per cent cancellation fee of total fare applies. If cancelled within seven to three days prior to tour departure, 80 per cent cancellation fee of total fare applies. If cancelled within 72 hours prior to tour departure, 100 per cent cancellation fee of total fare applies.When Longhorn YOUnique Tours cancels a tour the customer will be offered an alternative date. If an alternative date cannot be agreed a full refund of amount paid will be organised. The operator reserves the right to cancel tours and amend fares, itineraries and days of operation as required.
Days of operation
Departure details: 01/06/11 - 31/03/15
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Tour starting location
- Animal Viewing
- Guided walks
- Wine tasting
Longhorn YOUnique Tours is a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner. They travel to the Great Ocean Road, the Otway's Rainforest, Grampians, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley and can also customise a tour to suit.
You will see spectacular scenery, wildlife in their natural environment, learn about the area's history and culture, enjoy homemade treats and great accommodation as Longhorn's expert guides take you on a journey of discovery.
Eco Tourism and Respecting their Culture accredited, Longhorn YOUnique Tours is a family owned business operated by Garry and Shirley Hamel, two Australians who know and understand the beauty of the country they live in. With a range of tours from one day to multiple day tours and private or customised tours to choose from.
Longhorn YOUnique Tours believe that guests should not feel rushed so their tours are conducted in small groups travelling in luxury four wheel-drive vehicles with your comfort and needs a top priority. A maximum of six people on each tour will give you a personalised experience to remember.
Longhorn YOUnique Tours are part of the Extinction Fighters program and have adopted a Tasmanian Devil at Healesville Sanctuary.
Fee wireless internet onboard all tours.
Contact the friendly staff at Longhorn YOUnique Tours to enquire.
Other tours by this operator
- The Ecotourism Association of Australia
- Wildlife Tourism Australia
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land