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

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Overview
Enjoy a small-group full-day tour that combines native wildlife with wine tasting in Victoria’s internationally acclaimed Yarra Valley wine region. Set out from Melbourne for a visit to Healesville Sanctuary, founded in order to preserve and protect endangered animal species, and spend the morning observing koalas, kangaroos, emus and other iconic native animals.

Early afternoon, travel across to Yering Station Vineyard for a delicious a la carte main course lunch and wine tasting before finishing the day with cheese and wine at the De Bortoli Winery. 
Itinerary
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You'll start at
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 return to the starting point
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
  • 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

Traveler pickup is offered
The Langham Hotel, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank, Australia
The Westin Hotel, 205 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia
Sofitel Hotel, 25 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia
Intercontinental Hotel, 495 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 123 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia
Park Hyatt Hotel, 1 Parliament Square, East Melbourne, Australia
Marriott Hotel, Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Sts, Melbourne, Australia
Adina Apartment Hotel, 189 Queen St, Melbourne, Australia
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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.
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Stephen couldn’t have done any more at the start and during the tour. He quite clearly is passionate about his work and wine including guiding the not so experienced wine tasters in the group😁we loved the sanctuary time, the wonderful lunch and wine tasting and would recommend
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Very well paced and organized day. More relaxing than we expected. Being guided through Healesville for a few hours was a nice introduction to the tour. Lunch was delicious at Yerring Station. Most of the tastings at De Bortoli were white and dessert wines which aren't my
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Response from Navigate790196, Owner at Yarra Valley Wine & Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 6 days ago
Good to hear from you made4livin and thanks for reviewing your recent Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour. As you stated, it's a great combination and what's not to like about beautiful native animals, great wine and food. The Healesville Sanctuary is a world class facility and the care that's extended to the animals there is amazing. Not surprised you loved the morning there. Thanks for your support and it was a pleasure having you travel with us.
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We are a couple with a 14 month old infant, baby car seat was prepared for us prior to the trip which was excellent and well thought of. The driver/guide (Rob) is knowledgeable and took the effort to explain to us the history of the places we went by, and those stories dated
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Response from Navigate790196, Owner at Yarra Valley Wine & Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks 911marcusl for the review and great to hear what a terrific day you had with Rob. He's a great guide and is very passionate about providing his guests with as memorable an experience as possible. He'll be delighted to know how happy you were with his commentary and information sharing and your experience was superior to the other tour you travelled on. Thanks for the booking and we very much appreciate your recommendation.
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Paul was an absolute gem! My sister and I took this tour and coordinated pick up directly from our hotel in the CBD. Paul was prompt and efficient. Even with a full tour (9 people in total) he managed to answer all questions and be patient throughout the entire day. Not a moment
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Response from Navigate790196, Owner at Yarra Valley Wine & Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you thedistrictist for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour and great to hear what a wonderful experience you had. Paul and our other guides are committed to giving their guests a more than memorable day out and to receive this wonderful feedback is testimony to their application, dedication and love for what they do. All the best and thanks so much for supporting us.
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The rest of my group was on the Yarra Valley Wine tour only, five stops of wine tasting. I was dropped off at Healesville for a one on one guided tour, which was really nice and very informative. The animals were all cooperative and out for photo ops, including the Tasmanian
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Response from Navigate790196, Owner at Yarra Valley Wine & Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks C2058VBterryc for taking the time to review your recent Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every part of the day. Being fortunate enough to have a volunteer guide show you around Healesville Sanctuary is a great enhancement to the visit there and having co-operative animals elevates the experience. Great to hear that you loved the lunch and wine and have a couple of bottles to take home. All the best and thanks for travelling with us.
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By: Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours
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johncollins007
Melbourne, Australia
10
Fantastic
We had a wonderful day exploring the wineries of Mornington Peninsula. The day started with Paul picking us up
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M8939VBtims
20
Wildlife and wine
Very much enjoyed this trip. Rob was a great guide. Wildlife at Healesville was a bit hit and miss as animals
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Brent F
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21
A perfect day in the Yarra Valley
We could not have been any happier with our tour. Adrian picked us up right on time from our hotel, and was a
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Hope174
40
Sanctuary and wine tasting tour
Stephen couldn’t have done any more at the start and during the tour. He quite clearly is passionate about his
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1Ledingham
Corner Brook, Canada
448
A perfect day!
My son and I have been travelling in Australia for 3 weeks now....and today’s wine tasting tour was one of the
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Madeleinedoyle27
10
Great day in the Yarra valley
Lovely day in the Yarra valley visited 5 wineries, very knowledgeable guide Shane and only small group of 6 ,we
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made4livin
Glendora, California
90
What's better than wine and cute animals?
Very well paced and organized day. More relaxing than we expected. Being guided through Healesville for a few
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PatronMB
Nashville, Tennessee
166
Highly recommended
We had a great time! Shane, our guide, was prompt and very knowledgeable about wine and the region’s history. We
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Gary C
Vancouver, Canada
105
Great day
Had a very enjoyable day visiting 5 vineyards. A good & varied selection of wines to taste. Can’t say enough about
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SeanC4224
30
Wonderful day out
We wanted to get out of the city and also like good wine. This was the perfect combo. Shane, our driver, was able
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Murray P
10
wonderfull
the tour guide Shane was great. food and wineries were excellent i would recommend qinttrekker to evyrone i know
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B2578NVvickib
Pflugerville, Texas
81
Yara Valley Food & Wine Tour
Excellent Day Trip! Shane was our tour guide. He was excellent! He gave us information on each winery visited.
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rugbyfinny
Auckland, New Zealand
60
Fabulous wine day out
We did a one-day tour of the Yarra Valley and thought it was fantastic. Discovered some terrific wineries and the
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cloring13
Charlotte, North Carolina
90
6 on a scale of 5
This was a wonderful tour of 5 wineries in the Yarra valley and an included lunch at Yering Station. It was an
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cloring13
Charlotte, North Carolina
90
6 on a scale of 5 for a Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Exceeded our expectations and was a wonderfully intimate tour of 5 wineries Paul was outstanding and it was a
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