Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

3 ways to combine wine and wildlife

For incredible experiences of the multi-generational kind, the combination of wine and wildlife is hard to top. The happy marriage of these two great loves is the perfect pairing for families seeking a memorable day out in Australia’s diverse wine regions.

Read on for three of the best:

Wine and Wildlife, Hunter Valley NSW

Start your day at Audrey Wilkinson in Pokolbin for a premium seated wine tasting with matching local cheese board. Next, collect your entry tickets to the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park and follow the winding road a short 15-minute drive to this incredible animal sanctuary.

Spend the day encountering some of the worlds most endangered animals including lions, giraffes, meercats, lemurs and, of course, Aussie favourites like koalas and kangaroos. If you prefer you can also save your tickets for the following days if you are in the Hunter Valley for a little longer.

$70 per adult
$25 per child
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Yarra Valley Wine and Wildlife, Victoria

Healesville Sanctuary, De Bortoli Wines and the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery have created the perfect Yarra Valley self-drive day out.

The morning begins at the Healesville sanctuary, one of Australia’s most beloved wildlife parks and the ultimate destination in Victoria to interact with native Australian wildlife in a stunning bushland setting.

After working up an appetite, enjoy the scenic 20-minute drive through the Yarra Valley to De Bortoli Estate for a tasting of cool climate wines and a delicious two course lunch from the Italian-inspired menu.

Ready for dessert? Make your way to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, just five minutes away. Indulge in abundant free chocolate tastings and choose from remarkable handcrafted chocolates with your 10% discount voucher.

$105 per adult
Child prices available on request
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Wine, Wildlife and Vineyard Tour, Tasmania

This unforgettable tour begins at House of Arras in Tasmania with a private 45-minute wine tasting and a guided tour through the vineyard, where you’ll learn about the intricacies of vine training, harvesting and the sustainability practices of this premium winery.

At dusk, make use of headlamps, binoculars and bird-spotting equipment for encounters of the furry and feathery kind, including wedge-tailed eagles, scarlet robins, platypus, white morph goshawks, hares, rabbits, and even the occasional goat!

Warm clothes and enclosed shoes are required on this one-kilometre all-terrain 2 hour walk around this famous Pipers River vineyard property.

$140 per person
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