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Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary provided by Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours

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Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Just east of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most popular wine regions. On this guided tour, combine a morning visit to the Healesville Sanctuary—where you can spot kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and other native wildlife—with an afternoon in the lovely Yarra Valley. Two wine tastings, a delicious winery lunch, and convenient round-trip transportation are included.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Melbourne Town Hall
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  • 1
    Healesville Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Yering Station
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 3
    De Bortoli Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaMelbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, Melbourne
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Highlights
  • Savor two guided wine tastings and lunch at wineries in the Yarra Valley
  • Enjoy native wildlife and prepaid, fast entry at the Healesville Sanctuary
  • Learn about Australian winemaking and varietals on guided winery visits
  • Includes convenient pickup and drop-off at Melbourne hotels
What to Expect
After pickup from your Melbourne hotel, set out on the drive to the Healesville Sanctuary, a nonprofit conservation center home to over 200 animal species. Your prepaid tickets get you straight inside, so you can spend the entire morning exploring the wildlife sanctuary and spotting native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, and platypuses. Continue to the Yarra Valley, where the first stop is Yering Station. After a lovely lunch at the restaurant looking out over the vineyards, take a tour of the historic winery and sample their fine wines. Your second wine tasting is at De Bortoli Winery, the valley’s largest wine producer. Enjoy a guided tasting and sample a selection of red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines paired with a selection of regional cheeses. Return to Melbourne via the scenic towns of Steels Creek and Christmas Hills. Your tour ends back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch and complimentary glass of wine
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select Melbourne hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to Healesville Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Healesville Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Does not include meals for infants
  • Must be 18 years old or older to drink
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements when booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels are welcome providing there is someone with the passenger who can help them board and disembark
  • Operates rain or shine; please dress appropriately
  • Encounters with a kangaroo, koala, wombat or dingo are available at extra cost. Please enquire if interested although places are limited
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ken M wrote a review May 2020
Del Mar, California9 contributions
My husband grew up thinking a platypus was the world's most unique animal and he loves good food & wine so this trip was a perfect day trip from our week stay in Melbourne. Our morning visit to the Healesville Sanctuary exceeded our expectation to see Australian native animals
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from vinetrekker, Owner at Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 10 May 2020
Great to hear from you UMaine68 and thanks for taking the time to review our Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour. The combination of native animals in the morning and then great wine and food in the afternoon is the perfect balance for visitors looking to understand what the Yarra Valley is known for. Delighted to hear your expectations were exceeded and appreciate your recommendation. All the best and thanks for supporting us.
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Andrew M wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Excellent venue, especially the close encounter with a Koala. some exhibits closed which was unfortunate.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from vinetrekker, Owner at Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 16 Mar. 2020
Thank you Andrew for reviewing your your recent Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour and not surprised you loved the Healesville Sanctuary. It's an outstanding facility and the care extended to the native animals there is first class. The encounters that are offered provide an additional stream of income for the Sanctuary and allow them to continue the great work. All the very best and thanks for travelling with us.
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Victoria K wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This was a great day trip and I highly recommend it for adults. From the time I booked, communication was excellent and our guide Rob was exceptional, a great conversationalist, knowledgeable and attentive. The entire day exceeded our expectations; transportation was a clean
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Response from Navigate790196, Owner at Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 9 Mar. 2020
Thank you victoriakQ899NZ for the review of your Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour and great to hear your expectations were exceeded. It's a very strong package, from the presentation of vehicle through to an engaging and knowledgeable guide, to the world class facilities at Healesville Sanctuary and of course the terrific wine and food. It was a pleasure to have you travel with us and we thank you for supporting us.
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Suzanne R wrote a review Feb. 2020
Bowie, Maryland33 contributions5 helpful votes
Stephen, our guide, was an erudite host, and not only on the subject of wine. I noticed that he called each of us by name, which can be a challenge for some guides - nice, personal touch. Thoroughly enjoyed the time at the Healesville Sanctuary. Was impressed with the size and
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Response from vinetrekker, Owner at Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 25 Feb. 2020
Thank you 861suzanner for your kind words and for recommending our Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour. It's a wonderful combination of native animals, terrific good and great wine plus some beautiful countryside. Having a personable guide such as Stephen really enhances the experience and it's those little touches of addressing guests by their first name that sets a warm and welcoming environment. We're delighted that you had such a terrific experience and thank you for your support. All the best.
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jayunc13 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia23 contributions
I came to Australia as part of a last minute business trip. One of my colleagues recommended Healesville Sanctuary and some wineries in the Yarra River Valley, so I booked this small group tour with Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours. Rob was my driver/tour guide for the day. He
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Response from vinetrekker, Owner at Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour from Melbourne with Healesville Sanctuary
Responded 24 Feb. 2020
Wonderful to receive your review Jo Ann and so happy to hear how much you loved your recent Yarra Valley Wildlife and Wine Daytour with Rob. He cares a lot for his guests and wants them to have the best possible experience. He'll be thrilled to know how happy you were. Thanks for recommending us, we greatly appreciate your support.
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By: Vinetrekker Wine and Food Tours
Stewart M
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Excellent introduction to the wonderful Yarra Valley
Our extremely knowledgeable and entertaining guide, Shane, gave my wife and myself a perfect day of great food and
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Alanah T
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So much more than a wine tasting day!
Great contact with Paul from the time of booking, and this continued through the day. His knowledge of the region
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rrpinn
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Each winery and wine tasted was as good or better than the previous.
Our guide Shane was phenominal in his location selections, his insight on what to expect at each winery, his knowle
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Sarah S
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The Perfect Day
What can I say other than it was The Perfect Day! From the moment Paul picked us up till the moment he dropped us
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allowaybill
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Magical day of wines and cheeses
From Rob picking us up we had an amazing day.Rob was friendly, considerate and extremely informative. The vineyards
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DianeAntonacci
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Entertaining tour
The wineries our driver took us to were all very nice and had a good variety of fine wines. Our driver was very kn
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RotarianGuest2020
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What a "great day out"
The day was supposed to start with 7 passengers but at pickup there was just "me". Most fortuitous that the other
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1974nr
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Outstanding Tour
I cannot recommend this wine tour enough. Rob is not only an absolute legend but extremely knowledgeable in the Yar
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Peggy T
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Vinetrekker Yarra valley
Wonderful day. Shame our driver was great and knowledgable. He kept the group engaged. The vineyards were superb, t
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122061
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Great Day Trip
An impressive day the encompasses both wildlife and wine. The Healesville Sanctuary is a must see, especially the
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MarlaB622
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Amazing day out!
We had the best day with Paul. His knowledge of the wine and area were amazing. The wineries we visited were top le
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Erin D
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A fantastic day in the Yarra Valley
We traveled to 5 fantastic vineyards where the tastings were very generous and covered a wide range of wine varieti
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George H
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Exceptional Day Tour
Visited sanctuary on morning and Bruce escorted us ensuring we saw key things. Lunch very and winery’s high quality
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842barb
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A fun and relaxing day!!
Highly recommended for a day off from work or for visitors from the US to see the countryside!I’ve been on wine tou
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FelipePenacoba
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Great day tour from Melbourne - perfect balance between wildlife, scenery and wine tastings!
We had a great day! The tour is very well organised and takes you to a wonderful natural area, just one-hour drive
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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