Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley & Wine

MEL-110 | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 18 |

from $199.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Healesville Sanctuary Healesville Sanctuary
  • Yarra Valley Winery

You will see:

  • Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Moderate Includes meal Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 8 hours

Max. Group Size: 42

Tour Overview

Departing from your ship, you'll board a motorcoach for a scenic ride to the fertile Yarra Valley and the Healesville Sanctuary. You'll wind your way along the roads passing open vistas of flowers and berry farms.

Your first stop in this thriving landscape is the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, nestled in the lush Valley's foothills. Here, you'll get to explore the natural bush setting and see many of Australia's native wildlife. You'll have the chance to get close to over 200 different species including platypus, koalas, emus, Tasmanian devils, lyrebirds, wombats and eagles. Have a wallaby eat right from your hand. And you won't want to miss the Sanctuary's new BHP Billiton Platypusary that reveals the previously hidden world of platypus, or the working wildlife hospital with unprecedented views into the care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

From your Sanctuary visit, you'll re-board your motorcoach for a short ride into the farmlands of the Yarra Valley. Like Bordeaux or Burgundy in the South of France, or the Tuscany region of Northern Italy, the Valley is a world class, world-renowned wine region. Home to over 55 wineries, it's recognized as a producer of exceptional sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.

Lunch will be served at the Rochford Wines. A highlight of the Yarra Valley you'll have an opportunity to sample award-winning wines at their cellar door as well as appreciate the landscape. Climb their observation tower for some spectacular views of the estate, or take in a bit of culture with a stroll through the art gallery.

After lunch there is time for one more tasting before heading back to the ship. Visit a local charming vineyardand enjoy a tasting of their extensive range.

Your day concludes as you re-board your motorcoach for a relaxing, picturesque ride back to the city and your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Passengers must be over the age of 18 to participate in the wine tasting at the wineries.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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