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Wine and Wildlife
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Healesville Sanctuary is hosting a Queen's Birthday party

Just an hour out of Melbourne CBD, Healesville Sanctuary is a great short getaway destination for the Queen's Birthday long weekend. So if you're heading out of town for a day trip, head to Healesville for the Wine and Wildlife event, three days of food and wine set against the backdrop of stunning bushland. 

Come hungry for an outdoor picnic featuring hearty winter food and tastings from a line-up of local wineries and craft breweries. Open fires will keep you warm while you explore the grounds and graze on local delights. And you are in Healesville Sanctuary after all, so don't be shy and say hello to the sanctuary's scaled, furry or feathered residents. 

On Saturday, local distiller Four Pillars Gin will set up a pop-up bar on the Tasmanian Devils boardwalk. Let's be honest, a G and T in Healesville's lush surrounds sounds like a pretty good way to while away a long weekend.  

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