Healesville
Safaris & Wildlife Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Healesville Safaris & Wildlife Activities

From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

1. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wildlife & Wine Day Tour

Travel through the bush laden suburbs of the north-east to the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary, a little over a 1-hour drive from Melbourne. With more than 200 species of native animals on display, this is a great start to the tour. Located on 75 acres of beautiful bushland, the Sanctuary is a magical place to observe many of Australia's iconic animals. In the early afternoon, travel to the Yering Station Vineyard for lunch in a stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. With its world-class views and cuisine, there's an a la carte selection from which to select your main course meal and glass of wine. After lunch, visit the original winery (circa 1859) that features local artworks and produce as well as estate and reserve wines to taste. Finally, make your last stop of the day at the De Bortoli Vineyard at Dixons Creek. It’s a great end to the day with superbly flavored cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines. The journey home takes you through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills for superb Valley views and maybe, the occasional kangaroo.

Melbourne: Healesville Sanctuary & Phillip Island Tour

2. Melbourne: Healesville Sanctuary & Phillip Island Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation in Melbourne, ride in air-conditioned comfort with free Wi-Fi to your first stop on this full-day tour. Wander around the world-renowned Healesville Sanctuary and see Australia's native wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take part in animal education lessons and live shows to learn more about these wonderful creatures. Choose to buy your lunch here before heading to the next stop. Visit Nobbies Tourist Information Center, where you will be able to find out all you need to know about the Nobbies Blowhole and Seal Rock precinct. Then, continue to the Nobbies Lookout and Boardwalk. Take on the glorious views of the Nobbies and Seal Rock region from this iconic viewpoint. Walk along the boardwalk with ocean views to the Nobbies Blowhole and Seal Rock and enjoy the spectacular surrounds. Head to Phillip Island, where you can purchase your dinner at the venue. Then, get ready to witness the world-famous Penguin Parade. Watch the penguins emerge from the rolling waves and make their way across the sand to their burrows. After a day to delight animal and nature lovers, return back to Melbourne city center and be dropped back off at your accommodation.

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

3. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

Frequently asked questions about Healesville Safaris & Wildlife Activities

What are other things to do than Safaris & Wildlife Activities that are worth visiting in Healesville?

The other unmissable things to do in Healesville are:

What are the best Healesville Safaris & Wildlife Activities?

Which Healesville Safaris & Wildlife Activities are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Healesville

Want to discover all there is to do in Healesville? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Healesville

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Such a fantastic place, highly recommended for visitors to Australia to see the diversity of the flora and fauna. My guest totally enjoyed the experience and seeing most of the animals and birds and reptiles in their natural settings. Covid may have impacted some of the exhibits but overall an awesome place even for one who lives here and has seen a lot of outdoor Australia!

Don’t go on a 35d day! There are bbqs available if you wanted to take your own meat, otherwise cafes , there are plenty of drinking fountains as well. If there were a few of you there’s plenty of lovely picnic spots. Very few people during the week so not at all crowded. The bird show was fantastic.

Lovely sanctuary. Lots of kid friendly activities to keep the young ones occupied as you wander around the park

Beautiful and peaceful bush land setting showcasing Australian animals and birds.

Good thing to do as you get a broad cross section of Australian wildlife.