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Yarra Valley Wildlife Express (Private Tour)

  • Private 6-hour tour for just you and your party
  • Entry fees to the Healesville Animal Sanctuary to see local wildlife
  • Private guide provides in-depth commentary and personalized attention
Yarra Valley Wildlife Express (Private Tour)
From USD 109.17
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Yarra Valley Wildlife Express (Private Tour)
From USD 109.17
Benefit from personalized attention and a customized itinerary on this express wildlife tour to Healesville Sanctuary from Melbourne. With a dedicated guide for just you and your party, explore the sanctuary set in the Australian bush, home to animals such as wombats, dingoes, koalas, and kangaroos. Learn about the biology and behavior of these animals through guided commentary; the private tour means you'll get plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
Depart your nominated hotel or address and set off for the beautiful Yarra Valley, located just 1-hour from Melbourne. 
On arrival at Healesville Sanctuary, your guide will assist with your entry and provide you with a map before you set off to explore and meet Australia's most loved native animals.
Something not to miss is the Tales from Platypus Creek show which is scheduled at 11:15am each day. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled in this world exclusive show.  
At 12 noon, Guests may also choose to see Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in the Spirits of the Sky show. 
When guests are ready to depart Healesville Sanctuary, if time permits your guide can arrange a stop for lunch or perhaps a visit to nearby attractions such as:
• Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
• Yarra Valley Dairy
• Wine tasting at boutique vineyards
• Cider or Gin Tasting As this is a private tour, the day is flexible and you can tailor the activities with your guide.
Reviews (6)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Exceptional Service – Highly Recommended

Wow! We had the most wonderful day tour to the Yarra Valley with Acacia Tours. From the planning through to the impeccable delivery, everything was flawless. Stuart collected us in a sparkling luxury Audi Q7 and whisked us away to the Yarra Valley. Stuart is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank stanleyberkley
StuartDobson, Owner at Acacia Luxury Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks Stanley. It was such a pleasure to spend the day in the Yarra Valley with you both. It is wonderful to receive this feedback and to see that our efforts in planning and delivery translate to a perfect day tour. Please let us know...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Yarra Valley Healesville & Winery Tour

Terrific day in the Yarra Valley with Stuart - enjoyed our conversation all day long; started the day at the animal sanctuary, including spending time in the wombat enclosure plus a highlight when a critically endangered bird the Helmeted Honeyeater first landed on my iPad...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jamesshontere
StuartDobson, Owner at Acacia Luxury Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank-you very much for taking the time to share your experience James. It was my great pleasure to spend the day with you in the Yarra Valley and I am pleased it exceeded all expectations. The Yarra Valley offers both great food and wine but...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Great Experience

The Guide was incredible. The pick up and drop off was perfect. The vehicle was top notch and amenities available for use in the vehicle was 5 stars. The Guide took great care of us. We went to great wineries and had a spectacular lunch....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rondudley100
StuartDobson, Owner at Acacia Luxury Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for sharing your favourable experience Ron. The Yarra Valley sets the benchmark for cool-climate wines in Australia and it is always exciting to share the region with other real wine lovers. For me, it was a memorable journey thanks to your enthusiasm and kindness....More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile
One of the most beautiful journeys in Australia

This was by far the best day where Acasia made sure to give us an experience worth remembering. The conversations, roads, zeal to show us Melbourne was completely satisfying. Stuart is a true gentleman and a great companion in terms of engaging with Melbourne. Can’t...More

Thank VarshaM183
StuartDobson, Owner at Acacia Luxury Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank-you Varsha. We really appreciate your feedback. I was in awe of you and your family's adventurous spirit. Sky diving in the morning followed by wine tasting and then exploring the city in the afternoon - that is what I call a truly bespoke experience....More

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Our best Australian experience ever

An unforgettable Yarra Valley wineries tour experience with a couple of amazingly professional and kind guides. Paul and Stu managed to show us around with grace and profound knowledge of the wineries of the area and their history. They made us discover the hidden jewels...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank babsboo
StuartDobson, Owner at Acacia Luxury Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank-you very much Barbara. It was wonderful to spend the day with you. Your passion for wine and la dolce vita made the day very special for me too. We hope that we have the opportunity to show you more of our state's treasures. Warm...More

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