20 November - 11 December

5 - 26 February


12pm - 7pm 


Koala Picnic Lawns


Free with general admission


Visitors aged 12 years and two months or older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an eligible COVID-19 digital certificate exemption. More information

Throw down a picnic rug and settle in for a relaxing afternoon

This summer, gather your family for a relaxing picnic style afternoon and enjoy our beautiful bushland setting as the day cools down and the sky turns pink.


Visitors enjoying music and sunshine while sitting on lawns around stage.

Outdoor entertainment

Enjoy some fun outdoor entertainments including: 

  • Bubble play
  • Lawn games
  • Culture with Murrundindi for the kids
  • After-hour animal viewing


Food and drinks

We have festival style food from the Harvest café and regions most prestigious Yarra Valley wine and beer/cider cellar doors serving their delicious drop each week:

  • Week 1: Matilda Bay & Innocent Bystander
  • Week 2: Boat O'Craigo & Zonzo Estate
  • Week 3: Watt's River Brewing & Sutherland Estate
  • Week 4: Coldstream Brewery & Yarra Valley Winery TBC

Don't want to bring your own food? We've got you covered! Pre-order one of our delicious picnic hampers and collect on the day at the Sanctuary.

Live music

It won't be a relaxing afternoon without live music at Sundown!

Listen to some soul, folk and incredible vocals with performances by these amazing bands: 

  • Week 1: Sam + Sam & Georgie & Julian
  • Week 2: The Belly Savalas & The Scrims
  • Week 3: The Belly Savalas & Indie Duo
  • Week 4: The Scrims & Georgie & Julian 
Your visit to Healesville Sanctuary helps fight wildlife extinction.