Hop Fest campaign banner 2-3 November. Picture shows two Wallabies and a boarder of native flora and birds. Hop Fest campaign banner 2-3 November. Picture shows two Wallabies and a boarder of native flora and birds.

Date

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 November

Times

Saturday 11am - 6pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm

Location 

Healesville Sanctuary 

Cost

Adult (18+ years) - $49

Child (0-17 years) - $5

Member Cost 

Member adult (18+ years) - $11

Member child (0-17 years) - $5

 

Your ticket includes access to the Hop Fest event space and entry to Healesville Sanctuary. Adult tickets also include a souvenir beer sampling cup. 

Plus, all proceeds help save the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby from extinction. 

Celebrate the Yarra Valley’s best craft beer brewers and small batch cider makers in a setting like no other.

Craft beer, food stalls, live music and wildlife! 

Meet the makers and sample their brews in our exclusive event space set amongst the beautiful grounds and native wildlife of the Sanctuary.

Plus, enjoy a pop up bar, food stalls, music from local artists and encounters with some furry friends. 

Program

Tastings and Sales Pop Up Bar Food Stalls Music and Entertainment

Watts River Brewing 

The Public Brewery

Coldstream Brewery 

St Ronan's Cider

Cherry Hill Orchards

Hop Hen Brewing 

Hargreaves Hill

Detour Beer Co.

Napoleone Cider 

Zonzo Estate

LittleBrew

Selection of local wines, gin and whiskey available 

 

Asian Kitchen (V) (GF)

  • Fried dumplings 
  • Spring rolls 
  • Asian salad

Harvest Cafe (V)

  • Coffee
  • Jaffles
  • Bruscetta

BBQ (V) (GF)

  • Ribs
  • Pork burgers
  • Veggie burgers
  • Sausages
  • Chicken skewers
  • Chips 

Pie Shop (V)

  • Gourmet pies
  • Pasties and sausage rolls from Boscastle

Picnic Food (V) (GF)

  • Charcuterie
  • Finger sandwiches 

(GF) Indicates gluten free options available at stall 

(V) Indicates vegetarian options available at stall 

Velvet Lounge 

The Scrims 

The Dave Orr Band (Saturday only)

Dreaming stories and didgeridoo with Murrundindi 

Bubble play and lawn games for the kids 

 

Getting here

Car

Parking for Hop Fest is located at the Healesville Sporting Complex with free shuttle buses running continuously from 10am - 6pm on Saturday and 10am - 5pm on Sunday to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

AAT Kings Shuttle Bus

Book a return shuttle bus from Lilydale train station to Healesville Sanctuary for just a $5 donation to help save the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby. 

Pickup runs every half hour from 9.45am until 11.45am with booked times, and return runs every half hour from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on a first-come first-served basis.

Your ticket helps fight wildlife extinction

All proceeds from Hop Fest help save the critically endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby from extinction.

With only 40 of the southern form of the species left in Victoria, we urgently need to boost numbers in the wild. 

Brewed exclusively for Hop Fest

This year Hop Fest are partnering with Watts River Brewing to craft four speciality beers inspired by Healesville Sanctuary species.

Visit the Watts River Brewing Tipi to try Blue-tongued Terry’s Berry Sour Ale, Wheat Wine for a Helmeted Honeyeater, Smoked Lager for a Smoky Mouse and Hoppy Wheat for a Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.

Proceeds from each beer sold will help Healesville Sanctuary fight wildlife extinction.