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Healesville is a major tourist destination, located in Melbourne's scenic Yarra Valley.

Farming and timber production were some of Healesville's first industries. The arrival of the railway in 1889 transformed the town. The region is now famous for grape growing. Central Healesville is situated along the tree-lined boulevard of Nicholson Street.

Visit the Historic Grand Hotel, Healesville Hotel, wander through a large selection of speciality shops, and dine in restaurants, cafes and the Beechworth Bakery.

The Maroondah Reserve offers beautiful gardens, BBQ and picnic areas, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Healesville Sanctuary, Hedgend Maze, Badger Weir Park and the Yarra Valley Tourist Railway are just a few outdoor activities visitors come to enjoy.

A popular scenic drive is through the dense forests at the Black Spur towards Marysville.

Tourists stay in Healesville to also enjoy Rochford concerts, Hot Air Ballooning, Art Shows, The Healesville Heritage Festival, Yarra Valley Racing, Winery Tours, Melba Festival, Shedfest, Valley Food and Wine Festival and much much more.

To see what's on in Healesville and surrounding areas visit www.visityarravalley.com.au