Healesville Yarra Valley
Healesville is located just under an hour from Melbourne and right in the centre of the Yarra Valley premier food and wine district, it is a poplular tourist destination with domestic and international travelers alike. World-renowned for its spectacular animal sanctuary, Healesville also provides guests with a host of other attractions, all guaranteed to make for a very enjoyable holiday.
The Healesville Sanctuary is famous around the world for its wide range of Australian native species, with over 200 different varieties it is one of the most acclaimed in Australia. Ranging from kangaroos and emus right through to wombats and birds of prey, there’s plenty for all to experience and enjoy. Spread over 30 magnificent hectares, the park also boasts a large number of native species of fauna, enabling the animals to live as close as possible to their natural environment.
Take a step back from the hustle and bustle of day to day life and immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere of Healesville. Visit some of the numerous wineries and check out the year-round tastings and experience some fantastic gourmet food. Or if you feel like something a little more laid back, have a picnic in one of the many tranquil parks and experience the natural beauty of the area.
For those who enjoy the more physical side of things, go for a walk along one of the numerous trails around the town which travel through fern gullies and mountain ash areas that will take your breath away.
Shopping & Retail
The town also boasts a number of antique shops and quaint second hand stores for the shrewd bargain hunter, as well as galleries and street markets featuring the works of local artists. These local contributions range from works of pottery right through to pieces of jewellery.