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Healesville Sanctuary

Where to eat

Spring is finally upon us here at Healesville Sanctuary. Come in and try our new spring menu with inspirations from local harvests in the Yarra Valley of spring green peas, salads & our famous vege felafel.

Thinking Christmas already? So are we! 

Let us take care of the cooking this Christmas and join us for an Australian inspired Christmas in our Brolga Room. Think fresh aussie prawns, roasted beef sirloin, juicy local cherries and not to mention the Yarra Valley Wines and Brews to match. All to be enjoyed while overlooking the lush bush setting within the Healesville Sanctuary. Find out more.

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, coffee 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

The Sanctuary Harvest serves up something a little special.

With exceptional local and seasonal produce we aim to invite our visitors to try a taste of the Yarra Valley with our ever changing menu and cabinet items we're sure we have something to suit every taste!

If you’ve got a busy day planned, our ready-to-go options could be for you. Choose from our seasonal salads and fresh sandwiches, steaming hot local pies, or freshly baked cakes.

Or linger among the leafy surrounds of our dining room and enjoy a meal from our seasonal al a carte menu.

And you can match your meal with all local wines by Emperors Prize or Napoleone & Co beer and ciders – or an expertly blended and roasted Genovese coffee.

Candlebark Cafe

The Candlebark Cafe is conveniently located just outside the entrance to Healesville Sanctuary – in case you need a coffee or snack to kick-start your day’s touring, or to wind down at the end of your visit.

Enjoy a Genovese coffee, a freshly baked Harvest muffin, a warming cheese toastie, smokey ham and cheese croissant (the ultimate comfort food), a cool drink or indulgent ice-cream.

The Candlebark Cafe is the perfect stop for toasties, sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats.

Pavilion Cafe

The Pavilion Cafe overlooks the children’s playground and the outdoor pavilion that gives it its name.

Pavilion Cafe has just had a recent up-grade which allows us to provide you with a new range of products and efficient service.

Located near the Birds of Prey show, it’s a great place to stop and recharge and grab some snack on the run or that afternoon treat.

The offer here is simple: fresh sandwiches, pies, coffee, cold drinks and ice-cream.

Gourmet picnic hampers and barbecue packs

Why not relax and enjoy a Picnic or BBQ in beautiful bushland surroundings?

For the ultimate hassle free experience, you can pre-order gourmet picnic hampers and barbecue packs for groups above 10 guests, featuring a range of local Yarra Valley produce.

Just ring through to Sanctuary Harvest and confirm your selection at least 48 hours in advance. We’ll provide a delicious barbeque pack ready to cook – or you could simply spread a blanket in one of our lawn areas and unpack a picnic hamper.

Pavilions are available for hire through us in conjunction with your catering orders. Please note you cannot reserve a BBQ, so remember to get in early and pick your spot.


For enquiries and pricing, contact Sanctuary Harvest:
Tel: (03) 5957 2813


Food at Healesville Sanctuary