Top things to do in Healesville

Top Choice Modern Australian in Healesville

Giant Steps

Known for both its cellar door and buzzing restaurant, this slick operation takes the quality of its food and wine seriously and is a great choice for a casual meal. The pizza menu is authentically Italian, with ros…
Top Choice Cafe in Healesville

Habituel

Its name is taken from the French term L'habituel (the things one does every day), and this excellent cafe does everyday things, such as coffee and sandwiches, extremely well. Of note are the brews made with small-b…
Top Choice Zoo in Healesville

Healesville Sanctuary

One of the best places in southern Australia to see native fauna, this wildlife park is home to kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, wombats and koalas. Highlights include Platypus House, where…
Top Choice Distillery in Healesville

Four Pillars

The heady aroma of spices and botanicals greets visitors to this hugely successful gin distillery. You can watch the unusual range of gins being made while enjoying a tasting ($10) or G&T paddle ($12). Enthusias…
Top Choice Food in Healesville

Kitchen & Butcher

Melbourne is well-endowed with gourmet delis, but it's not unheard of for its residents to make the trek to this wonderful shop when their pantry shelves need to be reprovisioned. The selection of Australian and Eur…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Healesville

Healesville Hotel

One of the area’s culinary showstoppers, historic Healesville Hotel is split into a formal dining room and a casual front bar – the same delicious Mod Oz menu featuring top-quality local and imported produce is serv…
Distillery in Healesville

Alchemy Distillers

Adding to Healesville's reputation as a centre of excellence for craft beer and liquors, this boutique distillery in a laneway off the main street concocts intriguing tipples including chamomile gin, quinoa vodka an…
Gallery in Healesville

Sandra Bardas Art Gallery

Located on the former site of the Corenderk Mission, a government reserve for Indigenous Victorians who had been dispossessed of their traditional lands, Worawa College is Victoria's first and only Aboriginal school…
Wine Bar in Healesville

Grace Burn Wine Room & Bistro

Mac Forbes is one of the best-known winemakers in the valley, and his hybrid tasting room and eatery in Healesville is one of the region's simplest yet most satisfying foodie stops. A flight of four wines from Forbe…
Wine Bar in Healesville

Cellars

Part of the Healesville Hotel group, this hybrid cafe and wine bar starts the day serving hot drinks, croissants and toasties from its laneway coffee window and then opens its kitchen and dining area at 11am, when o…