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Healesville Sanctuary

Wine and Wildlife 2019

A devilishly good weekend in the Yarra Valley!


Healesville Sanctuary is once again teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a long weekend of food and wine against the backdrop of the Sanctuary's stunning bushland setting.

From 11am to 4pm each day, you can sample and purchase local wine, craft beer and cider, delicious chocolates and more.

For a refreshing palate cleanser head over to the Detour Beer Garden or the Mulled Wine & Gin Bar.

Stay cosy around roaring open fires, enjoy live acoustic music and meet some furry friends with keepers roaming the grounds for spontaneous wildlife encounters.

Sanctuary Harvest will be serving up a warming winter menu from their pop up food stalls.

And the best part? All ticket proceeds help Zoos Victoria save the endangered Tassie Devil from extinction.


Please note that your Wine & Wildlife ticket does not include entry to Healesville Sanctuary - you can buy this separately here >>


The Program

Tastings and Sales 

Boat O’Craigo

Helen’s Hill Estate

Oakridge Wines

De Bortoli

Payten & Jones

St Ronan’s Cider

Helen & Joey Estate

Cherry Hill Orchards

Greenstone Vineyards

Punt Road Wines

Napoleone Cider

One Block

Rob Dolan Wines

Wine Yarra Valley

Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate Bar

Mulled Wine & Gin Bar

Detour Beer Garden 
Food Stalls 

K&B beef bourguignon

Loaded potatoes

Hot soup bar

Gourmet pies 

K&B BBQ ribs

Pork or jackfruit burgers

Gourmet sausages

Steamed corn bar

Truffle salt pretzels

Steamed dim sum 

Pork buns

Fortune cookies

Truffle salt pretzels

Fried squid

Loaded chips or wedges

Spicy nuts

Bar snacks


Dreaming stories and didgeridoo with Murrundindi

The Velvet Lounge Band

Belly Savalas Band

Bubble play

Lawn games

Damielou Practice your golf swing with Yering Gorge Cottages

Getting Here


Parking for Wine & Wildlife is located at the Healesville Sporting Complex with free shuttle buses running continuously from 10.30am - 5.30pm to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Yarra Valley Touring Co. Shuttle Bus

Book a return shuttle bus from Lilydale train station to Healesville Sanctuary for just $5.00. Pickup runs every half hour from 10.00am to 12.30pm with booked times, and return runs every half hour from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on a first-come first-served basis.

Book Yarra Valley Touring Co. Shuttle Bus tickets >>

Night Tours

Extend your day in the Yarra Valley with a Night Tour by Yarra Valley Touring right after your Wine & Wildlife experience.

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up from the Sanctuary at 4.30pm
  • Exclusive private tastings at Napoleone Cider, Detour Brewery and Rochford Wines
  • Dinner at 400 Gradi
  • Return to either your Yarra Valley accommodation or Lilydale train station

Book Night Tour tickets >>

If you have any questions get in touch with the Zoos Victoria team on 1300 966 784.