A very full and enthralling day, starting with Australian wildlife and finishing with fine food and wine.
We start our day around 9.00am and travel directly to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia's most recognised and acclaimed native 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.
We then travel to Victoria's first vineyard, Yering Station, for lunch in their stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, there's plenty of the wow factor to excite. The post-lunch wine-tasting is in the original redbrick winery (circa 1859) building surrounded by local artworks and produce.
The final stop for the day is the Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. As Italian as Domaine Chandon is French, it's a great finish to the day with superbly flavoured cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines.
Our journey home can take us through Steels Creek and the rolling Christmas Hills where a kangaroo or two may be spotted.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Includes transport, entry to and guided tour of Healesville Sanctuary, wine tasting, main course a la carte lunch, glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, wine tasting with cheese platter at De Bortoli, bottled water, guide. This tour includes tax.
Cancellation and booking policy
$20 per person deposit required within one week with final payment due five days prior to departure. No refund if booking is cancelled within 24 hours of tour departure
Days of operation
Departure details: 01/04/13 - 31/03/14
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Tour starting location
- Animal Viewing
- Guided Walks
- Wine Tasting
Vinetrekker offers a wide selection of private and public touring for groups of all sizes. Vinetrekker also offers flexibility and variety and can tailor a package to suit your requirements.
Some of the featured regions include the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges. These are only a few of the many tours that can be organised for you. Contact Vinetrekker directly for more information about day and overnight tour options.
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Being cool-climate, this region is recognised for their outstanding chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot gris. Whether it's a meeting with a winemaker, cheese maker or a chocolatier you will gain an enhanced appreciation of the variety available on the peninsula and enjoy a host of fantastic taste sensations.
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