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Healesville is the perfect holiday destination for those visitors who like to combine the best of two worlds; culinary delights and nature at its most sublime.
With some of the most iconic names in the premier wine destination of the world, visitors can expect to enjoy some of the world’s best wine with their dinner every night at their holiday villa. With terrific choice of rental accommodation, local arts and culture, the incredible wildlife, the unusual selection of animals and a stunning Australian climate, Healesville is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Yarra Valley.
With famous brand names like Rochford Wines, Coldstream Hills and Domain Chandon all on the door step of your holiday home, you can be sure that if you are a wine connoisseur, you will be spoilt for choice in this top notch wine destination. Go on a tour of the wineries, where the friendly owners and staff take great pride and pleasure in showing their guests their estates, the wineries. A trip down to the wine farms are both informative, not to mention entertaining.
Tucked away in the Australian bush, is the Healesville Sanctuary. You might have to drag kids away from their games console at the holiday rental, but once you get here, they won’t want to leave. With more than 200 species of indigenous wildlife, including the Koala Bear and the elusive Tasmanian Devil, children and adults will have a glorious day exploring the Sanctuary. Enjoy lots of walk through exhibits and even a chance to view the animals who are in the animal hospital, as well as getting right up close to a joey in its mothers pouch.
Healesville Community Market is the place to be for those vintage bargains, bric a brac, local arts and crafts and handmade jewellery. Lots of boutiques and second hand shops are just full of treasures and collectables waiting for their new homes. Lots of local fare, locally made goods, handmade items, clothing and treats are available at the market and surrounds. Check out the Silvermist Gallery for some of the most unique, handcrafted jewellery as well as the inspirational Toolangi Pottery that is also showcased there.
This is one day out that the kids will never forget. Go down to the Yarra Valley Railway Station and hop aboard the Heritage Railway Ride that starts at Healesville station and goes all the way through a 150 m brick tunnel and all the way back again. Book your ticket and relax with a cappuccino in front of the roaring fire, while the kids tear up the adventure play area in front of the station, until you are ready to go, or relax here when you return, before you make your way back to your holiday house.
The wonderful temperate climate of Healesville means that it will be pleasant visit to your holiday home, no matter what time of the year you decide to go. It is slightly wetter during the winter months between April and September, where day time temperatures average at a cool 18 C and drop down to chilly 8 C at night.
The summer months bring gorgeous warm and sunny days with temperature reaching about 25C during the day and dropping to a cool 20C at night, so you will be able to enjoy a nice family BBQ in the summer months outside at your holiday home.
Visitors traveling to the Yarra Valley Region will arrive at Melbourne International Airport. It may be a good idea to prearrange your car hire, as it may be busy and you don’t want to have to hassle with travel arrangements when you get there; it will only ruin your holiday. Pick up your car and travel down the picturesque route to Healesville and to your glorious holiday accommodation in the Yarra Valley.