World renowned as the best place to view Australian wildlife, Healesville Sanctuary has another great reason to celebrate this winter!

Over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend (6 – 8 June), Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to create amazing wildlife experiences with gourmet treats.

From 11am to 4pm, visitors can cosy up to roaring fires and enjoy warming wines from De Bortoli Winery and Nolan Wines, sip mulled cider by Napoleon & Co, and indulge in cheese and Kennedy & Wilson chocolate tastings.

Sample a hearty winter menu from the Sanctuary Harvest Café, created just for the Wine and Wildlife long weekend. And then wander through the Sanctuary to come close up to wildlife in a beautiful bushland setting.

 The little ones haven’t been forgotten either! A winter wonderland awaits with faux snow play and animal interactions around every corner, as the Sanctuary Keepers bring their fury, scaly and feathered friends over to say “hello”. And don’t forget to take a seat for Spirits of the Sky  or the Tales from Platypus Creek show.

Open fires, local wines, mulled cider, tastings and a delicious roast lunch; it will feel like Christmas this winter at Healesville Sanctuary. Throw on your gumboots and a warm coat and head on in!

And remember … Kids under 16 years receive free entry all Queen’s Birthday weekend!

Event details

Tastings from 11am to 4pm daily; Sanctuary open 9am-4pm
Queen's Birthday Long Weekend 6-8 June, 2014

Free with general admission. Kids under 16 years receive free entry all weekend.

Alcohol tastings limited to those aged 18 years and over.