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April 2024 | Events & Local Area

Let's Explore Healesville!

Located just over an hour thirty from Manor Lakes, Healesville in Victoria’s Yarra Valley  is a 'must visit' destination.  

Here are our top things to see and do!

Sample Local Wine, Beer and Spirits.

The Yarra Valley is one of the world's premier wine-growing regions, and there's no shortage of amazing places to sample local wine, beer and spirits. Savour a glass of wine (or two) at one of Healesville’s many award-winning iconic wineries including Domaine Chandon, Rochford Wines and Coldstream Hills. Sip a G&T at Four Pillars Gin Distillery or down a beer or two at Matilda Bay Brewery and Watts River Brewing.


Meet your favourite Australian animals at Healesville Sanctuary.

Interact with native wildlife at one of Victoria’s premier attractions. Experience the wonder of birds of prey and parrots during the 'Spirits of the Sky' presentations, stare into the snarling jaws of a Tasmanian Devil, peer at a joey in its mother's pouch or get up close and personal with over 200 species of native animals and birdlife animals as part of the Sanctuary’s' Close Up Encounters' offering.

Get cultural at TarraWarra.

A visit to Healesville is not complete without a look TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA), Host of the Archibald Prize in 2011 and 2012, TWMA is the only privately funded public art museum in the region, with an ever-changing exhibition of Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century through to the present day.

Get your retail fix.

Find artistic inspiration and pick up something for home at local jewellery, pottery and glass-blowing studios at Healesville’s many speciality shops. Browse bargains in second-hand outlets, antique stores and bookshops, and stock up on fresh regional produce, handicrafts and clothing at the town’s three different monthly markets.