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Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary: Our most recommended tours and activities

Healesville Sanctuary: General Admission Ticket

1. Healesville Sanctuary: General Admission Ticket

Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet over 200 species of Australian animals, including the iconic koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus in their natural surrounds.  Enjoy the fantastic Spirits of the Sky experience, a hugely popular free show that takes place at Healesville Sanctuary daily. Be awed by the beauty and power of these birds as they demonstrate their incredible ability to fly.  Healesville Sanctuary is internationally renowned for its work saving endangered Australian species at the Australian Wildlife Center. Visit the center, which treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year.  Be sure to visit the treetops of Koala Forest and hop into Kangaroo Country to see red kangaroos, tree kangaroos and wombats.

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

2. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

From Melbourne: Puffing Billy Steam Train & Wildlife Tour

3. From Melbourne: Puffing Billy Steam Train & Wildlife Tour

Experience the magic of the past as you embark on an unforgettable journey through the lush rainforest of the Dandenong Ranges on board the legendary Puffing Billy steam train. Behold the breathtaking vistas and breathe in the fresh, crisp air, taking in the beauty of the historic locomotive as it chugs along on its hour-long expedition from Belgrave to Lakeside. If thatʼs not enough, after the ride, wander through a wildlife sanctuary where you can encounter some of Australiaʼs most beloved creatures face-to-face, including koalas, kangaroos, and soaring birds of prey.

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

4. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

Travel through the bush laden suburbs of the north-east to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, a little over a 1-hour drive from Melbourne. With more than 200 species of native animals on display, this is a great start to the tour. Located on 75 acres of beautiful bushland, the Sanctuary is a magical place to observe many of Australia's iconic animals. In the early afternoon, travel to the Yering Station Vineyard for lunch in a stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, there's an a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal and glass of wine. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste. Finally, make your last stop of the day at the De Bortoli Vineyard at Dixons Creek. It’s a great end to the day with superbly flavored cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines. The journey home takes you through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and maybe, the occasional kangaroo.

From Melbourne: Puffing Billy Private Tour

5. From Melbourne: Puffing Billy Private Tour

Puffing Billy Steam Train Tours are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Melbourne, Australia. These tours offer an unforgettable experience to tourists, showcasing the natural beauty and historic charm of the Dandenong Ranges. If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable adventure in Melbourne, then Puffing Billy Tours and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tours are definitely worth checking out. These tours are perfect for nature lovers, history buffs, and anyone who wants to experience the beauty and charm of Australia's countryside. The Puffing Billy Tours are operated by Melbourne Limolink, one of the most trusted and reliable chauffeur services in Melbourne. They offer a range of private and group tours to the Dandenong Ranges, including the popular Puffing Billy Steam Train Tours. The Puffing Billy Steam Train is a historic steam-powered train that runs through the lush forests, scenic hills, and quaint towns of the Dandenong Ranges. This iconic train has been in operation since 1900, and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. The Puffing Billy Steam Train Tours offer a range of experiences, including a ride on the steam train, a visit to the historic railway station, and a tour of the beautiful countryside. These tours are perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends who want to experience the beauty and charm of Melbourne's countryside. The tours are designed to cater to different tastes and preferences. For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, there are guided tours that take you through the scenic hills and forests of the Dandenong Ranges. These tours offer stunning views of the countryside and allow you to experience the beauty of nature at your own pace. For those who are more adventurous, there are tours that include hiking and mountain biking through the Dandenong Ranges. These tours are perfect for those who love to explore the great outdoors and want to get a closer look at the natural beauty of the region. Melbourne Limolink offers a range of packages for the Puffing Billy Tours and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tours. They offer private tours for couples and families, as well as group tours for larger groups of friends or colleagues. Our chauffeur services are top-notch, providing you with a comfortable and safe ride throughout your tour. Our knowledgeable and experienced drivers will ensure that you have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience from start to finish. In conclusion, if you're looking for an unforgettable experience in Melbourne, then the Puffing Billy Tours and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tours are definitely worth checking out. With Melbourne Limolink's reliable and professional chauffeur services, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty and charm of the Dandenong Ranges in style.

Yarra Valley Safari: Wildlife, Wine and Indulgence

6. Yarra Valley Safari: Wildlife, Wine and Indulgence

Join us on an extraordinary Yarra Valley Wine Safari, an immersive experience that combines wildlife encounters, scenic vistas, and exquisite wine tastings. Departing from the iconic St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, we'll embark on a memorable journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Yarra Valley. Our first stop will visit the elegant Coombe Yarra Valley for a delightful morning tea. Savor freshly baked scones accompanied by delectable jam and cream, all while surrounded by the estate's stunning gardens and vineyards. This is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and soak in the tranquil ambiance. Our second stop will be the renowned Healesville Sanctuary, where you'll have the chance to get up close and personal with Australia's unique wildlife. Stroll through the sanctuary's lush grounds and spot koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and an array of bird species. Feel free to capture some incredible photos and create lasting memories in this natural haven. Continuing our adventure, we'll explore the TarraWarra Museum of Art, nestled within the renowned TarraWarra Estate. Discover contemporary artworks and installations, and soak in the cultural richness of this world-class museum. For wine enthusiasts, there's an option to indulge in a wine tasting experience, where you can sample a selection of the estate's exquisite wines and appreciate their distinctive flavors (tasting fees not included). As the sun begins to set, we'll bid farewell to the Yarra Valley and head back to Melbourne, with drop-off at Federation Square. Throughout the tour, our experienced guide will share fascinating insights into the region's history, wildlife conservation efforts, and the art of winemaking. Indulge your senses and embark on this captivating Yarra Valley Wine Safari, where wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and exceptional wines await. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Yarra Valley, and let us create an unforgettable experience for you. Inclusions: Comfortable transportation from Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral to the Yarra Valley and back. Admission to Healesville Sanctuary, where you'll encounter native Australian wildlife. Ample free time for guests to purchase their own lunch at Healesville Sanctuary. Visit to TarraWarra Estate, including access to the museum (included in tour price). Option to taste a variety of exceptional wines at TarraWarra Estate (tasting fees not included). Afternoon tea at Coombe Estate, featuring delightful scones and jam. Experienced and friendly tour guide to provide insights into the region's history, wildlife, and winemaking. Exclusions: Lunch Wine tasting fees

Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wineries & Wine Tasting Private Tour

7. Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wineries & Wine Tasting Private Tour

The Yarra Valley Tour and Wine Testing Tour is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Melbourne, and with good reason. This stunning region, located just an hour's drive from the city, is home to some of the best wineries in the world, as well as breathtaking scenery and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Melbourne Limolink is proud to offer a luxurious and unforgettable Yarra Valley Tour and Wine Testing Tour experience. Our professional and experienced chauffeurs will pick you up from your hotel or designated location in one of our premium limousines, making sure that you travel in comfort and style throughout your journey. As you journey through the Yarra Valley, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the best wineries in the region, including De Bortoli, Domaine Chandon, and Yering Station. Each of these wineries offers a unique and unforgettable wine-tasting experience, allowing you to sample some of the best wines from the region and learn about the wine-making process from the experts. In addition to wine-tasting, our Yarra Valley Tour and Wine Testing Tour also includes visits to other popular attractions in the region. You can take a stroll through the picturesque Healesville Sanctuary, which is home to a wide range of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, and wombats. Alternatively, you may choose to take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning Yarra Valley, offering breathtaking views of the vineyards and surrounding countryside. No matter what you choose to do during your Yarra Valley Tour and Wine Testing Tour, you can be sure that you will enjoy a memorable and unforgettable experience. At Melbourne Limolink, we pride ourselves on offering the highest level of customer service, ensuring that you have a comfortable and enjoyable journey from start to finish.

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What people are saying about Healesville Sanctuary

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 128 reviews

It was an excellent day out Peter the tour guide was on time picking us up, very informative and great fun. Puffing billys was excellent what a way to travel by train hanging your legs out the carriage. Healesville sanctury was good too and then stopped off for chocolate and ice cream at the chocolatier on the way back. Only improvements I would say is need a new tour bus and slightly longer at the train station when you get off the other end.

I had the best time! The whole day was so much fun! The tour Guide (Pete/Peter - sorry I’ve forgotten his name) was so lovely. The train ride was so much fun and the sanctuary was lovely (definitely go to the bird show at 3pm) and the ice cream at the Chocolaterie was delicious. So happy I booked this trip.

We loved everything about this tour. 10 people and a Small buss was perfect. The driver, Paul, was very friendly and told us interesting things along the way. The wineries were amazing and the wine was so good! Even the lunch was delicious. We would do it again any time!

The whole group had so much fun. The guide was very entertaining and such a helpful person. It was a great day!

Great trip on train and then Healesville Sanctuary complimented with an excellent Driver commentary by Peter