Coast & Rain­for­est

Dis­cover Mel­bourne’s lush sub­trop­i­cal rain­forests, home to in­cred­i­ble glid­ing mar­su­pi­als, Wom­bats and world fa­mous lyre­birds.

The Wildiaries Experience Travel Brochure - - Contents -

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.

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