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Hop Fest arrives in the Yarra Valley

November 3, 2018 - November 6, 2018


Yarra Valley’s new beer & cider festival is coming to Healesville Sanctuary.

This Melbourne Cup long weekend, Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating the Yarra Valley’s rich brewing history with craft beer, food stalls, live music and more!

Set amongst the beautiful grounds and native wildlife of the Sanctuary, Hop Fest is a four-day celebration of the Yarra Valley’s best craft beer brewers and small batch cider makers.

Meet the makers and sample their brews in our two exclusive event spaces, with tastings from Hargreaves Hill, Watt’s River Brewing, Coldstream Brewery, Got Ya Back, Napoleone, St Ronan’s Cider and Cherry Hill Orchards.

Plus, visit the Chandon ‘S’ Sparkling Bar, with special guests Chandon pouring their new take on the classic Champagne cocktail.

Complementing the diverse range of beer and cider is a selection of gourmet-style street food including pulled pork and jackfruit tacos, steamed corn with harissa butter, salt and pepper squid, freshly baked soft pretzels and sticky ribs with hot sauce.

Our keepers will be out and about to say hello with some of your favourite furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Event-goers can also enjoy a great live music lineup of talented local musicians and bands.

Your ticket helps fight wildlife extinction. Just like we love our local brews, we also love our local wildlife. All proceeds from Hop Fest will support Zoos Victoria’s efforts to save the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby from extinction.

Parking is limited so we strongly encourage patrons to catch public transport to Lilydale Station. From there you can book a round-trip shuttle bus journey directly to the Sanctuary for just $5. Buy Shuttle Bus Tickets.

If you do decide to drive, an overflow car park will be available at Don Road Sporting Complex with free shuttle buses running continuously from 10.30am – 5.30pm to the Sanctuary.

If you have any questions about Hop Fest please get in touch with the Zoos Victoria team on 1300 966 784.


November 3, 2018
November 6, 2018
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Zoos Victoria
1300 966 784


Healesville Sanctuary
Badger Creek Road
Healesville, VIC 3777 Australia
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03 5957 2871