Wildlife Encounters

Wildlife Encounters - Kids OutdoorsTall mountain ash forests guide us into the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges. Travel through the picturesque Yarra Valley to Healesville Sanctuary. Wildlife Encounters is exactly what you will experience at Healesville Sanctuary but not before a generous spit roast lunch at Fergusson Winery.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, sample some chocolates at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Then it is on to Healesville Sanctuary, home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles all set in a natural bushland setting. It is such a delight to walk around! Take a guided tour and an exclusive VIP Wildlife Meet and Feed which is your chance to feed one of Australia's native animals!


Blue Dandenong Ranges - superb traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forests
Ferntree Gully - foot of the ranges
Sherbrooke Forest - noted for its lyrebirds and fern gullies
Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guest of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals will also be available)
Tour through the Yarra Valley
Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European Chocolatiers at work
Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
Meet your expert guide for an EXCLUSIVE VIP close-up experience and photo opportunity with one of Australia's native animals
Hand feed native birds
Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis & spoonbills
Witness the "Spirits of the Sky" demonstration
Observe the underwater life of the platypus
Come face to face with a koala!
Meet a furry wombat!


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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.

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