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Distance & Driving times from major cities
Melbourne to Healesville
64kms 1hr
Wodonga to Healesville
290kms 3:10hrs
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ATM: Yes
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Activities: Wine tasting, bush walking, bird watching, hot air ballooning, sky diving, antique browsing, art galleries, mountain biking
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About Healesville

Healesville is an attractive town set in a scenic countryside surrounded by low lying mountains and vineyards

Healesville is famous for its wildlife sanctuary which is home to more than 200 species of Australian native animals. It is also an important food and wine centre and hosts the annual Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival, held in February. Local vineyards open their cellar doors to tourists year round.

Places to see

Healesville Art Gallery
Located on Nigel Court off Badger Creek Road is the Healesville Art Gallery. The gallery sits in a lovely bushland setting with lots of native birds. The gallery holds constantly changing exhibition of local artists along with a display of gemstones including opals, crystals and mineral specimens.

Healesville Sanctuary
The Healesville Sanctuary is home to more than 200 species of native mammals, birds and reptiles in a natural bushland environment. The sanctuary has Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, koalas, platypus, wombats, emus, wallabies, dingoes, echidnas, lyrebirds, owls, cockatoos and parrots, snakes and lizards and numerous others. The Healesville sanctuary provides picnic and barbecue facilities throughout the park as well as several kiosks, and a bistro.

Hedgend Maze
The Hedgend Maze is a 1200 metre long hedge maze. There is a a treasure hunt, a rainbow maze, an 18 hole mini-golf, and lots of other games and puzzles to keep the children entertained. There are tea rooms and a kiosk, as well as picnic and barbecue facilities.

Historic Buildings
The old Mission Church was constructed in 1875 and originally served as an all-purpose Protestant church. Around 1890 the Presbyterians bought the church. Other major denominations had their own churches by then so the Old Mission Church officially became the Presbyterian Church. Healesville's oldest surviving building is the police lock-up which was constructed in 1866 and it is all that remains of the original police station. The Lock-up is located next to Healesville Information Centre.

Maroondah Reservoir Park
Located on the Maroondah Highway, about 4 km east of Healesville, is the Maroondah Reservoir Park. The park features formal exotic gardens, native bushland, walking trails, and scenic views of the reservoir. The Maroondah Reservoir Park is an ideal location for a family picnic with picnic and barbecue facilities.

The Yarra Valley region is well known for its wineries and Healesville offers a perfect base for visiting some of the numerous cellar doors including Chum Creek Winery, Tarrawarra Vineyard (specialising in pinot noir and chardonnay), Oakridge Estate (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Long Gully Estate (riesling, semillon, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, rose, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot and port), Eyton-on-Yarra which has an award winning restaurant, lookout tower and cinema. The Eyton-on-Yarra holds the annual Eyton Summer Music Series from October and March.

Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway runs open air motorised trolley rides from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. The original trolleys were used by workmen checking the railway line. They start at the old Healesville railway station on the Healesville - Kinglake Road hourly on Sundays and public holidays and Wednesday to Sunday during School Holidays.


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Getting there

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Healesville is about a 1 hour drive from Melbourne on the Maroondah Highway.

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