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Healesville

Get your foodie fix in Healesville, a regional food and wine hub surrounded by stunning scenery, before experiencing iconic encounters of the wildlife kind.

Meet your favourite Australian animals

Stare into the snarling jaws of a Tasmanian Devil and peer at a joey in its mother's pouch at Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park. Get up-close-and-personal to 200 species of native animals and birdlife on meandering paths and in walk-through exhibits.

Wine and dine any way you like

You may be in awe of the iconic names of Healesville's wineries, including Domaine Chandon, Rochford Wines and Coldstream Hills, but the approachable winemakers ensure a visit to the cellar door is both informative and entertaining.

Pick up some winery specials to enjoy with a gourmet picnic in the peaceful fern gullies and mountain ash at Badger Weir Park.

Sate your appetite in town with gourmet pizzas and artisan breads at Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander, or a feast at the gastro-pub that started it all, the Healesville Hotel – hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Local artistic culture

Find artistic inspiration at Toolangi Pottery and in the handcrafted jewellery at Silvermist Gallery. Snap up vintage bargains in second-hand shops or hand-made items at Healesville Community Market.

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Things to do

Healesville

History & heritage

Yarra Valley Railway

Come and enjoy a heritage railway ride from Healesville Station through the beautiful Yarra Valley to the 150 metre long brick tunnel on the Yarra...

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Healesville Sanctuary

Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.

Art galleries

TarraWarra Museum of Art

Stunning architecture, contemporary art and rolling hills: see magnificent sites inside and out at this cultural icon in the Yarra Valley.

Restaurants

Healesville Hotel

Hatted again by The Age Good Food Guide for its high-end seasonal cuisine and earthy country charm, the Healesville continues to wow.

Cafes

Healesville Harvest Cafe

Enjoy simple, seasonal food and local produce with specialty coffee for breakfast or lunch, indoors or outdoors, next door to the Healesville Hotel.

Local produce

Kitchen & Butcher

Stock up on delicious local produce and products, meats and cheeses as well as fabulous homewares and gift hampers at this one-stop foodie shop.

Walking & hiking

Cumberland Walk

Walk among rare mature-aged mountain ash to the majestic Big Tree, visit the Cora Lynn and Cumberland waterfalls and take in sweeping valley views.

Walking & hiking

Bicentennial National Trail

Follow the route of Australia's pioneering horsemen through some of the country’s most spectacular natural landscapes.

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