Encounters with Australia’s unique wildlife just an hour from Melbourne

Animal lovers will be in seventh heaven on this Yarra Valley Wildlife Encounter private tour. A 60-minute journey from Melbourne will soon have you at the internationally renowned Healesville Sanctuary.

Australia’s unique and loveable wildlife is rightfully a highlight for many visitors to Australian shores. On arrival at Healesville you will join one of the sanctuary’s dedicated rangers on a two-hour behind the scenes tour with the opportunity to get up close with some of Australia’s most iconic animals such as kangaroos, koalas or echidnas. This small group ranger-led experience will conclude with premium seating at the ‘Spirits of the Sky’ bird show and the opportunity to continue exploring the sanctuary.

Following an exhilarating morning meeting the who’s who of Australia’s unique animals, lunch will be served overlooking the vines at a one of the region’s leading vineyard restaurants.

As for the afternoon, it’s all down to your impeccable taste. Enjoy wine tasting in what is Australia’s leading cool-climate wine region, sample artisanal cheese at the Yarra Valley Dairy or taste gin at Four Pillars Distillery. Your guide can tailor the perfect afternoon to suit.

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  • Join an expert ranger to learn about Australia’s unique wildlife and have up-close experiences with native animals
  • Premium seating at the “Spirits of the Sky” bird show
  • Lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants (Levantine Hill, TarraWarra or Oakridge)
  • Wine and produce tastings at a selection of boutique Yarra Valley wineries and producers
  • Observe native animals such as kangaroos and birdlife in the wild


  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Healesville Sanctuary – Australian Wildlife Experience (2-hours)
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


08:30am from your Melbourne hotel / address


Approx. 8-hours