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Country retreat in Healesville holiday homes to rent

Serving as the gateway to the Yarra Valley wine region, Healesville is the quintessential country escape in the heart of the Australian landscape. From its diverse animal sanctuary to its abundance of cellars, Healesville has endless options for family fun or romantic outings, all within reach of the holiday homes to rent.

History

Heritage sites near holiday homes in Healesville

The rich history and local culture of Healesville are reflected in various museums and heritage sites throughout the area. Holiday rentals give you easy access to the Yarra Valley Railway, a heritage railway with train relics and exhibits, and the TarraWarra Museum of Art, a contemporary art gallery and museum with works from prominent Australian artists. The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, a scenic hiking route through lush forests lined with plaques honouring Australian soldiers, and the Healesville Glass Blowing Studio, a studio dedicated to the history and craft of glass blowing, are also enjoyable historic sites.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Healesville

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Healesville a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Rochford Wines Yarra Valley (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Oakridge Wines (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Domaine Chandon Green Point Winery (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • De Bortoli - Yarra Valley (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Shantell Vineyard (8 mi / 12.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Healesville

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Healesville is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park (19.7 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Maroondah Reservoir Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Alowyn Gardens (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Mount Donna Buang (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Marysville Trout and Salmon Ponds (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Gallipoli Park (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Healesville

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 36.3 mi (58.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 38.4 mi (61.8 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Healesville holiday rentals

Located northeast of Melbourne, Healesville is accessible by many modes of transport in the region. Driving, trains, buses and coaches are popular ways to get into Healesville, and once you’re there, you can choose car hire, bikes or buses to get around. If you want to venture into the Yarra Valley region or other destinations, day tours are available to take you sightseeing. Walking from your holiday accommodation to local attractions is also an option to explore the area at your own pace.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Healesville

Being so near the Yarra Valley region, Healesville is a wine connoisseur’s paradise. Fine wines from a variety of cellars in the area pair with artisan cheese, charcuterie, jams and relishes for a classic country feel. Restaurants in Healesville offer comfort food, traditional Australian fare and modern, creative recipes for a distinctive food culture all its own. Holiday homes in the area give you endless food and drink options to choose from to experience the rich cuisine in the area, all within reach of the holiday rentals.

Where to stay near Healesville?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 258 holiday rentals near Healesville. From 141 Houses to 47 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Healesville for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Healesville?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Healesville. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Innocent Bystander Winery: 409 holiday rentals
  • Ripple Yarra Valley Massage Day Spa and Beauty: 420 holiday rentals
  • Yering Farm Wines: 276 holiday rentals
  • TarraWarra Estate: 276 holiday rentals
  • Yering Station: 276 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Healesville listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Healesville?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 141 Houses in Healesville. Our other popular types of Healesville holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 47 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 47 holiday houses
  • Studios: 23 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Healesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 23 holiday homes with pool available in Healesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.