Get your foodie fix in Healesville, a regional food and wine hub surrounded by stunning scenery, before experiencing iconic encounters of the wildlife kind.
Stare into the snarling jaws of a Tasmanian Devil and peer at a joey in its mother's pouch at Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park. Get up-close-and-personal to 200 species of native animals and birdlife on meandering paths and in walk-through exhibits.
You may be in awe of the iconic names of Healesville's wineries, including Domaine Chandon, Rochford Wines and Coldstream Hills, but the approachable winemakers ensure a visit to the cellar door is both informative and entertaining.
Sate your appetite in town with gourmet pizzas and artisan breads at Innocent Bystander, or a feast at the gastro-pub that started it all, the Healesville Hotel.
Pick up some winery specials to enjoy with a gourmet picnic in the peaceful fern gullies and mountain ash at Badger Weir Park.
Find artistic inspiration and pick up something for home at local jewellery, pottery and glass-blowing studios. Browse bargains in second-hand outlets, antique stores and bookshops, or check out the three different monthly markets to find handicrafts, local produce and clothing.