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Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Day Trip from Melbourne Including Healesville Sanctuary

Highlights
  • 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
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Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Day Trip from Melbourne Including Healesville Sanctuary
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Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife Day Trip from Melbourne Including Healesville Sanctuary
From US$158.84
Overview
Just an hour 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.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Melbourne hotel, set out on the 1-hour 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.
Reviews (54)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Don't miss booking with this company

After some research on Trip Advisor, we contacted Paul in December to see about setting up a private tour for our group of 4 for the Wildlife, Wine and Valley Tour. Communication through emails prior to our arrival in Australia was fantastic. He informed us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OrExplorer1
vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to hear from you OrExplorer1 and we greatly appreciate the review of your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Daytour. We pride ourselves on offering a high level tour and that starts with clear communication. Supporting that are passionate guides like Rob who...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wine Tour with Vinetrekkers

Our tour was with Adrian of Vinetrekkers. Very experienced and knowledgeable Tour Guide.We went to several "high end" wineries with an outstanding lunch at a winery that had a special event going on where Helicopters flew in a large party. We enjoyed the wines that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William B
vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you William for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Balloon Daytour and delighted to hear what a great day you had in the company of Adrian, despite the very hot summer weather.He engages well with his guests and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic day

What a great day in the Yarra Valley. Paul was amazing in his breadth of knowledge and his interest in making our day the best it could be. The wineries were all different and interesting, and the lunch was fantastic. I can't recommend this tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet H
vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Janet and great to have you travel with us recently to the Yarra Valley. Our guides work very hard to give you the best possible experience and we're delighted to see that you weren't disappointed. The vineyards we visit all offer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wine, food and wildlife

A faultless day, guided by our knowledgeable and charming host, Paul. From the timely and convenient pick-up to the reluctant farewell we were provided with interesting and varied local information and history. Plenty of time to explore the Healesville Sanctuary with its wide range of...More

Thank Ad 6
vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good to hear from you Ad 6 and delighted in the outcome of your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Daytour. We look to foster a friendly environment that brings people together and know that by doing that, guests will have an even better...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Highlight of our Vacation!

Paul with Vinetrekker charmingly guided us through the wildlife preserve educating our group about the nuances of the animals and history of the region. During the wine portion of the tour we were overwhelmed by beauty of the Yarra Valley and by the refined knowledge...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeff O
vinetrekker, Owner at Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Jeff and thrilled to hear how much of a highlight your recent Yarra Valley Food, Wine and Wildlife Daytour was. To know it was the best part of your vacation and that it exceeded your expectations is even more pleasing. It's...More

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cjzack321
9 January 2019|
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Response from rhianc123 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately by the time we got to the sanctuary all the encounters were booked. I would recommend booking before you get there!
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