Cheers to 10 years of Wine & Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary!
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Wine & Wildlife, we have teamed up with Fireside Yarra Valley to bring you everything we love about wine, food and winter in the Yarra Valley all in one location, on one special weekend.
Take your pick of the huge Teepees around the Sanctuary and warm up by the roaring bonfire in our Nature Trail area with some live acoustic music. Wander around the Sanctuary while you taste on a delicious drop from some of the regions most prestigious producers.
And the best part? Wine & Wildlife helps Healesville Sanctuary rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife.
Tastings & Sales by the glass
Helen & Joey Estate
Jayden Ong Wines
Rob Dolan Wines
Watt's River Brewery
Harvest Smokehouse at Koala Picnic Lawns
Pulled pork burgers, Pulled jackfruit burger, slaw, hot chips, soft drinks & counter snacks.
Harvest Cafe, Candlebark Cafe & Pavilion Cafe
Our cafes are operating as per usual offering delicious menus.
Cellars Gin Bar at Koala Picnic Lawns
Bonfire Bakehouse at Nature Trail
Hot pies, sausage rolls, vegetarian options, party pies and sausage rolls for the kids. As well as the favourite bakery sweets we all love, vanilla slice etc. Soft drinks and counter snacks are available.
Entertainment at Koala Picnic Lawns
Murundindi - Stories & Dig
The Grubby Urchins (Sat Only)
Sam Sam but Different (Sun Only)
Open fires and Tipi
Koala Picnic Lawns (Tipi)
Fighting extinction HQ (Fire Pit)
Wurrundjeri Walk (Fire Pit)
Heritage Shelter (Open Fire)
Reptile Pavilion (Open Fire)
Robert Eadie Pavilion (Open Fire)
Nature Trail (Bon Fire)
Healesville Sanctuary is located on Badger Creek Road, Healesville.
Take the Eastern Freeway out of Melbourne, then drive east along Maroondah Highway through Ringwood and Lilydale to Healesville. Turn right into Badger Creek Road, just past the township centre. From there, road signs will guide you to Healesville Sanctuary.
First, catch a train to Lilydale station. Buses will then take you to Healesville Sanctuary.
Train to Lilydale - Catch a train from the Melbourne city centre to Lilydale, travelling on the Lilydale line.
Bus to Healesville - From Lilydale station, you need to catch bus 685 to Healesville. Then a connecting bus (686 towards Badger Creek) will take you to Healesville Sanctuary.
More about Healesville Sanctuary’s work to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife
Healesville Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital, the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, is one of Australia’s largest and our vets and nurses treat thousands of wild animals every year, as well as looking after the health of every animal that calls the Sanctuary home.
Last year, the wildlife hospital treated more than a dozen koalas injured in the Black Summer bushfires, with some needing intensive care for months to heal their wounds, receiving around-the-clock care.
Wine & Wildlife helps Healesville Sanctuary continue this important work.
Fireside - Saturday 17 July to 1 August in the Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley in winter is a very special place. Fireside embraces the moody skies, toasty fires and smoky food, all accompanied by the wonderful wines made in the region. Fireside Yarra Valley gives you the opportunity to experience the Yarra Valley as a local, enjoying the region as those who live here do.