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 (11-13 June).

Teaming with some of the best Yarra Valley wine, cider, beer, cheese and chocolate makers, Wine and Wildlife Weekend promises to bring warmth and comfort to even the chilliest of winter days.

Visitors to the Sanctuary can enjoy complimentary tastings from globally renowned Oakridge, Punt Rd and De Bortoli wines as well as from smaller artisanal producers, Boat O’Craigo, Payten & Jones and One Block wines. We haven’t forgotten those who’d prefer a different sort of tipple with Napoleone Brewery and Cider House and St Ronan’s Cider joining the fun for the whole weekend.

Yarra Valley cheese tastings followed by chocolate samples from Kennedy & Wilson will polish off this amazing foodie experience.

To add to this unique day or weekend out in the Yarra Valley, our Sanctuary keepers will be out and about with some their furry, feathered and scaly friends.

With animal encounters, puddle zones and our Zooperheroes in attendance, the Sanctuary is the perfect place for the little ones to explore, run and have rugged up fun.

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 (11-13 June 2016) 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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