Globally renowned as the best place to view Australian wildlife in its native habitat, Healesville Sanctuary offers another great reason to celebrate winter with us this coming Queen’s Birthday Weekend (8-10 June).

A devilishly good weekend in the Yarra Valley. Healesville Sanctuary is once again teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a long weekend of food and wine against the backdrop of the Sanctuary's stunning bushland setting.

From 11:00am to 4:00pm each day, you can sample and purchase local wine, craft beer and cider, delicious chocolates and more.

For a refreshing palate cleanser head over to the Detour Beer Garden or the Mulled Wine and Gin Bar.

Stay cosy around roaring open fires, enjoy live acoustic music and meet some furry friends with keepers roaming the grounds for spontaneous wildlife encounters.

Sanctuary Harvest will be serving up a warming winter menu from their pop up food stalls.

And the best part? All ticket proceeds help Zoos Victoria save the endangered Tassie Devil from extinction.

Getting here with Yarra Valley Touring Co. Shuttle Bus

Book a return shuttle bus from Lilydale train station to Healesville Sanctuary for just $5.00. Pickup runs every half hour from 10.00am to 12.30pm with booked times, and return runs every half hour from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on a first-come first-served basis.

Roaring open fires, warming wines, cider, cheese tastings and a delicious roast lunch; why not have a weekend with a wild difference this Queen’s Birthday. Throw on your gumboots and a warm coat and head on in!

The Wine and Wildlife Weekend over the June long weekend (8-10 June 2019) has become a firm fixture on the gourmet foodies' calendar and is a perfect opportunity to visit the Sanctuary for winter warmers with a difference. 

Enjoying wine at Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra ValleyCuddle with a wombat, Healesville Sanctuary Wine and Wildlife, Yarra ValleyRelaxing with friends, Healesville Sanctuary Wine and Wildlife, Yarra Valley

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