Coast & Rainforest
Discover Melbourne’s lush subtropical rainforests, home to incredible gliding marsupials, Wombats and world famous lyrebirds.
Melbourne’s Superb Lyrebirds were filmed by Nick Hayward of Wildiaries for the BBC’s Life of Birds. The UK public voted this world famous naturalist David Attenborough's favourite moment! Starting with a private tour to see urban Little Penguins or an evening viewing of Platypus, you’ll then head to Toolangi in the Yarra Ranges, visit a winery and have lunch in the renowned Healesville Sanctuary. The next day you’ll search for lyrebirds, then spotlight Wombats. In glider country, one of the region’s top wildlife experts and guides will show you Greater, Yellow-bellied and Sugar Gliders accompanied by Boobooks, Powerful Owls and Tawny Frogmouths.
Day 1 Your first evening in Melbourne you can choose a guided tour with local experts on the Little Penguins at St Kilda or one of our nature guides will take you to view Platypus on the Yarra River.
Day 2 You’ll be picked up by our guides for a tour of the Yarra Valley, the ancient forests at Toolangi and famous wineries just north of Melbourne. This day trip includes lunch and an afternoon visit to Healesville Sanctuary, the state’s premier native animal zoo and hospital, and the focus for conservation and rehabilitation of many of our endangered animals. You’ll spend the night in Healesville after being dropped at your accommodation.
Day 3 You have a morning to explore Healesville before being joined by our local wildlife expert and guide for a tour of the Yarra Ranges. After a break for dinner, your evening will be spent spotlighting for Wombats, Greater Gliders and possums, before returning to your accommodation in Healesville.
Day 4 After a hearty breakfast in Healesville, we’ll arrange a car to drive you back to Melbourne.