Wildlife & Wineries
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Approximately 8 hours
The spectacular Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley, just outside of Melbourne, are prized for their beauty, wineries, national parks, forests and mountains.
At the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, you'll have free time to wander through the Australian bushland. The zookeepers will tell you about the platypus, parrots, kangaroos, wombats and the koala. More than 200 species of native birds, mammals and reptiles live at Healesville.
Continue to the Yarra Valley wine district, where the varieties grown include Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting and enjoy lunch in the restaurant. Rochford Winery prides itself on the production of premium-quality wines that express the true character of their vineyard sites. Sample award-winning wines at the cellar door, appreciate the landscape by looking out over the estate from the observation tower or take in a bit of culture with a stroll through the art gallery.
Nearby Dominique Portet is a beautiful Mediterranean-style property, a romantic location that provides the ideal setting for sipping wine, dining and touring the winery. Sample a glass of wine before you return to Melbourne.
Minimum age is 18 years. Minimum age to participate in wine tasting is 18 years, accompanied by an adult age 21 or older. Corkage policy: Wine purchased on this tour is exempt from the on-board corkage fee (offer limited to one bottle of wine per person).