Cafe counter with display of hot pie oven, cakes and sandwich fridge. Menu is on the wall and a variety of wines are show cased in overhead open cupboards.

Where to eat

Food and facilities
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Healesville Sanctuary is located in the heart of Victoria’s leading wine region. When you eat and drink with us, you’ll enjoy some of the best food, drinks and wines the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Our food partners, the Healesville Hotel, are renowned for a dynamic, passionate approach to food. They use high quality local produce from the region’s farms, orchards and artisan producers.

Between our three cafes, we cater for every taste and budget – from couples looking for fine dining, to groups wanting a great lunch option, to fussy kids looking for a snack on-the-go.

Sanctuary Harvest

Where: adjacent to the new Kangaroo Country exhibit 

This is our biggest (and best!) cafe at the Sanctuary. We have casual lunch options, which you can grab and go from the cabinet, or enjoy a sit-down menu available between 12-2pm. Our menus change seasonally and we source high quality local produce from the region’s farms, orchards and artisan producers, as well as Yarra Valley wines, beers, ciders and chocolates.

If you're after a unique Yarra Valley experience, enjoy your meal at Sanctuary Harvest Café.

Candlebark Cafe

Where: next to the gift shop at Front Entrance

Candlebark Cafe is all about a quick bite to eat on the way in, or out of the Sanctuary. We have a mixture of hot and cold food to choose from, as well as ice creams and drinks - and don't forget the coffee!

Pavilion Cafe

Where: next to the Reptile House

Pavillion Cafe is situated in the middle of the Sanctuary, where we offer a range of hot and cold food options for that perfect snack whilst you rest and enjoy the surrounds.


Where: Pre-order to enjoy at the Sanctuary

We offer a range of Picnic and BBQ Hampers full of fresh and delicious products from the Yarra Valley. Pre-order your Hamper and enjoy a lunch at one of the many picnic spots available at Healesville Sanctuary. Submit an order via the online form here

Group Bookings

Bringing a group, big or small, but don’t want the hassle of feeding them? There are a number of dining experiences available with Sanctuary Harvest. 

These need to be pre-ordered, but are a fabulous way to experience the food and the atmosphere here at the Sanctuary!

Any queries? Questions?

Get in touch with our catering team today!

(03) 5957 2837