Badger Creek is where the Healesville Sanctuary is situated and backs onto the significant Coranderrk bushland. There is a story that says the name is derived from the early settlers calling our beloved wombats 'badgers' as they were seen regularly in the area.
The Badger Weir is a magnificent picnic and barbeque area plus has wonderful walking tracks of varying difficulty. It's popular with families in summer as you can pop your toes in the fresh water and cool down, watch the amazing bird life around you and wander the tracks. All this while lunch cooks on the well maintained barbeque areas. There's loads of available parking and a good selection of tables. There is always the option to just throw down a rug and sprawl out on the grassed areas or sit beside the river and listen to the sounds as the water cascades gently over and around the rocks.
The Badger Creek Blueberry Farm makes wine from 100% blueberries. Visit here and try the sparkling, blueberry still wine, blueberry fortified wine and a barrel aged blueberry fortified wine. Also the home of St Ronan’s Cider so tastings of their multi award winning ciders are also available. The cellar door is here at the winery and is a relaxed casual space set up for you to enjoy a grazing or cheese platter, or just sit back with a coffee whilst indulging in one of our seasonal desserts. Fresh and frozen blueberries available also - plus a range of home made preserves and condiments.
This area has a number of wonderful retreat style accomodation houses such as Botanica Editions to really wind down and find yourself at a whole new pace.