The Mountains & Marsupials Tour

The Mountains & Marsupials Tour

Personal, guided tour of the unique wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary & Explore the Yarra Ranges

A trip to Australia would not be complete without the opportunity to get up close to some of the most unique wildlife anywhere in the world.! In 2024, Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating 90 years of caring for native fauna in a beautiful bushland setting and as a proud volunteer, I would love to share their incredible work and provide unique insights to our local wildlife.

When European settlers first arrived in Australia and sent a platypus specimen to England, British researchers believed the Australians were playing a practical joke and had stitched the feet & bill of a duck onto the body of a rat! I can introduce you to egg laying mammals, a marsupial that can press pause on a pregnancy and a bird where the male of the species does all the child rearing.

This region is known for its delicious local produce – orchards, fruit farms, dairies & wineries. You will enjoy stunning views of the Yarra Valley and Australian Bushland, with lunch at a venue tailored to your personal preference.

Itinerary

  • Spend time visiting our iconic wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary with a personal tour & time for coffee, morning tea
  • Drive to a spectacular local look-out and enjoy views of waterfalls & the mountain ranges
  • Wander through ancient Manna Gum & Swamp Gum trees and see Cockatoos, Rosellas and colourful local birdlife
  • Drive into the town of Healesville for lunch at a local winery / or historic pub – Enjoy a sumptuous meal with a selection of local wines or craft beers
  • Time to visit boutique shops, local makers & growers
  • Gin tasting at Four Pillars Distillery – International Gin producer of the year and located in Healesville! Sample three of their most popular Gins – The Bloody Shiraz, Navy Strength and Rare Dry Gin / or you might prefer a more intimate experience at a locally owned, award winning Distillery
  • Return to accommodation.

Prices start from $295.00 per person depending on venues & inclusions.

Tour Gallery

Kangaroos
Koala
Tasmanian Devil
Echidna
Pelicans
Black Cockatoos
Rosella
Cockatoo
Black Breasted Buzzard

Included in all Tours:

  • Organisation / Bookings / Liaison with venues and alternatives sourced if required
  • Specialist local knowledge, Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation in luxury vehicle
  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch (on request / price variance dependent on venue)
  • Wine, Gin, Whisky, Beer, Cider Tastings (on request / price variance dependent on venue)
  • Bottled Water
  • A plug in, 12-volt Waeco fridge is onboard to keep your drinks & produce chilled

Extras:

  • Personal expenses, souvenirs
  • Alcohol additional to Tastings
  • Produce to take home

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