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Yarra Valley Wine & Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary

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Just east of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most popular wine regions. On this guided tour, combine a morning visit to the Healesville Sanctuary—where you can spot kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and other native wildlife—with an afternoon in the lovely Yarra Valley. Two wine tastings, a delicious winery lunch, and convenient round-trip transportation are included.
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Melbourne Town Hall
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  • 1
    Healesville Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Yering Station
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 3
    De Bortoli Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaMelbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston & Flinderes Sts, Melbourne
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  • Savor two guided wine tastings and lunch at wineries in the Yarra Valley
  • Enjoy native wildlife and prepaid, fast entry at the Healesville Sanctuary
  • Learn about Australian winemaking and varietals on guided winery visits
  • Includes convenient pickup and drop-off at Melbourne hotels
What to Expect
After pickup from your Melbourne hotel, set out on the drive to the Healesville Sanctuary, a nonprofit conservation center home to over 200 animal species. Your prepaid tickets get you straight inside, so you can spend the entire morning exploring the wildlife sanctuary and spotting native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, and platypuses. Continue to the Yarra Valley, where the first stop is Yering Station. After a lovely lunch at the restaurant looking out over the vineyards, take a tour of the historic winery and sample their fine wines. Your second wine tasting is at De Bortoli Winery, the valley’s largest wine producer. Enjoy a guided tasting and sample a selection of red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines paired with a selection of regional cheeses. Return to Melbourne via the scenic towns of Steels Creek and Christmas Hills. Your tour ends back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch and complimentary glass of wine
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select Melbourne hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available. Please request when booking
  • Does not include meals for infants
  • Must be 18 years old or older to drink
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements when booking
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels are welcome providing there is someone with the passenger who can help them board and disembark
  • Operates rain or shine; please dress appropriately
  • Encounters with a kangaroo, koala, wombat or dingo are available at extra cost. Please enquire if interested although places are limited
  • No charge for infant if they do not occupy a seat. If occupying a seat, rate of $65 applies
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours
Peter S
Great trip
Excellent wine tasting excursion. Very knowledgeable guide, Stephen was really into his work. Excellent
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Yearing Station and Medhurst Wineries were spectacular
We had a lovely day doing this wine tour. Shane the guide knew what he was talking about when it came to the
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Suzanne R
Bowie, Maryland
Excellent Tour
Stephen, our guide, was an erudite host, and not only on the subject of wine. I noticed that he called each of us
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Mornington Peninsula Wine & Food Tour
The trip with Paul Robinson and Vinetrekker Wine Tours was superb. I had been on a wine tour to the Yarra Valley
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
So much fun in Yarra Valley!
We were in Melbourne for a week but wanted to see something outside the city. This trip was fantastic, both the
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Koalas, Roos, and Wine
I came to Australia as part of a last minute business trip. One of my colleagues recommended Healesville Sanctuary
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Kevin H
Great family wine tour
I did this wine tour on a Saturday with my parents in February 2020. I have to say it was the best wine tour I
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Santa Barbara, California
Relaxing and fun day out of Melbourne
We took the Wildlife and Wine tour with Vinetrekkers. Everything about the tour from booking, pickup,
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Brian T
Awesome day of animals and wine!
After a brief 1.5 hour drive, it was a wonderful day seeing a ton of amazing animals from kangaroos to koalas to
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Wexford, Pennsylvania
Great day enjoying great wine
Just a fabulous day! Wonderful variety of vineyards, great tastings, and the most delicious lunch. Highly
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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