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Blue Dandenongs, Wildlife Encounters and Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne

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Discover the wildlife and wineries surrounding Melbourne. Take a tour to the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges and into the richness of the Yarra Valley to taste some of the best Australian wines. Plus, visit Healesville Sanctuary, where you will have the opportunity to meet the Aussie wildlife.

Description

Tall mountain ash forests will guide you into the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges. Go through the richness of the Yarra Valley - a pastoral experience of farms and vineyards, haystacks and wine grapes.

Visit Healesville Sanctuary - a truly Australian experience - cradled in the forested foothills of the Great Divide where you can surround yourself with Australian Wildlife.

Highlights

  • 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 and meet a furry wombat!

  • See dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas

Please Note

  • *The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • **Vegetarian meals are available. Please inquire.

Includes

  • 1 glass of wine

  • Free use of WiFi on coach

  • VIP access to Healesville Sanctuary

  • Lunch

  • Admission
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Blue Dandenongs, Wildlife Encounters and Wine Tasting Tour from Melbourne

Duration: 8 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: 1 glass of wine / Free use of WiFi on coach / VIP access to Healesville Sanctuary / Lunch / Admission
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Schedule

  • 09:45

    Pick-up from Melbourne Hotels or Meet at Federation Square East

  • Explore the Blue Dandenong Ranges

    Explore Blue Dandenong Ranges' superb traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forests and visit Sherbrooke Forest, noted for its lyrebirds and fern gullies.

  • Tour the Yarra Valley

    Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch in Fergusson Winery and Restaurant with Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals available. Then, delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European Chocolatiers at work in Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.

  • Discover the Healesville Sanctuary

    Meet your expert guide for an exclusive VIP close-up experience with one of Australia's native animals. Hand feed native birds and stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies. Walk through large aviaries and pond areas to see lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills.

  • More of Healesville Sanctuary

    Watch the "Spirits of the Sky" show and visit the a habitat made for the elusive platypus. Get to meet a koala up close and see other animals such as dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas.

  • 17:45

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out at Federation Square East

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 17:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 17:45:00

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  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Vegetarian meals are available. Please indicate if you would like one when booking.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Children three (3) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.

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Good show -- great zoo volunteers!

Becky

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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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