Healesville Sanctuary

Wine & Wildlife

Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a gourmet experience with a wild difference!

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (11 – 13 June), indulge in the best of the Yarra Valley against the backdrop of the Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting.

From 11am to 4pm each day, four pavilions will be showcasing an exciting line-up of local wineries, breweries and a hearty winter menu for you to sample and purchase. For three days you can indulge in the finest wines from De Bortoli, Punt Road, Oakridge, Payten & Jones, One Block and Boat O'Craigo, craft beers and cider from Napoleone and St Ronan's, delicious chocolates from Kennedy and Wilson, gourmet cheese tastings and more.

Sanctuary Harvest Head Chef Pascal will be pulling out all the winter favourites from slow cooked beef with winter root veggies, to pulled lamb rolls with mint jelly, to red lentil and pumpkin soup with crusty bread! Warm up by roaring open fires and delight your senses with live acoustic music by Rhys Crimmin, capturing crowds with his warm bluesy style.

Keepers will also be roaming the grounds with some of our furry, feathered and scaly friends for serendipitous wildlife encounters. Plus, don’t forget to take a seat for Spirits of the Sky and the Tales from Platypus Creek show which are also included with entry.

Now in its 5th year, the Wine and Wildlife weekend is a winter event not to be missed. Just a one hour drive from Melbourne CBD through Victoria’s beautiful wine country, it’s the perfect opportunity to throw on your gumboots, pack the car full of friends and experience winter warmers with a difference!

Tastings are included with general admission. Remember, children under 16 receive FREE entry on weekends, Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian Government School Holidays!

Pre-purchase admission for express entry at zoo.org.au/tickets

 

  Brolga Lawn Hub Robert Eadie Pavilion World of Platypus Reptile Pavilion
Sat

Coffee Cart

Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate

Oakridge Wines

Payten & Jones Wines

Rhys Crimmin Music

Sanctuary Harvest Food

St Ronan's Cider

Napoleone Beer & Cider

Punt Road Wines

Sanctuary Harvest Food

One Block Wines

De Bortoli Winery with cheese tastings

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Sun
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Mon

Boat O’Craigo Wines

Coffee Cart

Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate

Payten & Jones Wines

Rhys Crimmin Music

Sanctuary Harvest Food

St Ronan's Cider

Napoleone Beer & Cider

Punt Road Wines

Sanctuary Harvest Food

One Block Wines

De Bortoli Winery with cheese tastings

+ Food