Wildlife and Winery


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Wildlife and Winery

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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 a Gray Line exclusive is our VIP Wildlife Meet and Feed which is your chance to feed one of Australia's native animals!
Ferntree Gully at the foot of the ranges.
Superb traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forests of the Blue Dandenong Ranges.
Towering trees, fern gullies and lyrebirds of Sherbrooke Forest.
Panoramic views of the area from Grantulla Road.
Enjoy a delicious spit roast winery lunch with glass of wine as a guest of Louise Fergusson (vegetarian meals and Asian cuisine are also available on request).
Opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer.
Enjoy views of wineries and rolling green pastures through the Yarra Valley.
Pass through Healesville - small township set amongst mountain bushland.
Visit Healesville Sanctuary set amongst the native bush and home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles.
Stroll in paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies.
See elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills whilst wandering through large aviaries and pond areas.
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!
See dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas.

Winery Lunch with glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery; Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary; VIP Wildlife Meet and Feed; Free Wi-Fi on coach.


Hours of operation
Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday departing at 10:00am. No tour departures on December 25.

Approximately 8 hours.

Tour departs from our office at Federation Square, corner of Flinders and Russell Streets.

Participant restrictions
Any child under the minimum child age will travel free of charge and they will have to sit on their parents lap, if you prefer that the child has their own seat then you will have to pay the child fare.

Cancellation: 4 days prior 50% penalty, 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show always 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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