Located on the Watts River (a tributary of the mighty Yarra River) is the pleasant Victorian town of Healesville. It is named after Richard Heales, the state premier from 1860 to 1861, and was the setting off point for the Woods Point Goldfield.
The many child-friendly attractions in the area draw families to the town, whilst its position in the picturesque Yarra Valley (a famous grape growing region) makes it popular with groups and couples looking for a winery weekend.
The region is probably best known for Healesville Sanctuary, which gives visitors the opportunity to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The sanctuary is open everyday of the year with ‘wild encounters’ and other highlights also running daily. See some of our countries most famous creatures up close, such as wombats, kangaroos, koalas, emus, echidnas, dingoes and owls.
Motel accommodation in Healesville also becomes quite popular when the weather is fine, as there is plenty to see and do outdoors. Maroondah Reservoir Park and Yarra Ranges National Park are both close by, providing visitors with ample walking tracks and picnic areas. The area is also home to some of the best cycling tracks in the state, whether you’re interested in mountain or road biking.
When it comes to choosing hotels in Healesville, you can rest assured that you will be close to all the action. Major arterials, restaurants and cafes, shopping and even major attractions are all within a short distance for your convenience.
Budget Motels is committed to providing budget motels in Healesville that are both comfortable and equipped with all the amenities you could possibly need during your stay. We want to help you have the most enjoyable holiday possible.
Our cheap accommodation in Healesville is suitable for all kinds of travelers, from families and groups (who often need extra bedding) to couples and individuals (who are often looking for peace and quiet).
The main way in and out of the region is via car – Healesville is a short 1 hour drive from Melbourne and an easy 4 hours drive from Wodonga. It’s convenient location in the Yarra Valley makes the town easily accessible from around Victoria and even further afield (it’s only 8 and a half hours from Canberra).
If you would prefer to get public transport, it is possible to take a Metro train to Lilydale and then a bus connection. There are 4 bus routes operating in the area, allowing you to get to surrounding towns without much hassle.
Car hire and taxis are also readily available if you are flying into Melbourne but have chosen a hotel in Healesville. Rental cars can be picked up and returned to the airport, allowing you to continue your journey as quickly as possible.
The wide array of attractions and activities attract a variety of different people to motel accommodation in Healesville. Whether you have a gaggle of kids to entertain or just yourselves, we are sure that something will tickle your fancy.
If you’re interested in family friendly activities, your hotel in Healesville will place you within close proximity of The Big Bouquet (a flower farm and alpaca stud), the Yarra Valley Railway (for a ride on a historic railmotor), and Hedgend Maze (filled with activities that the whole family will enjoy).
There are also a variety of tours – including guided excursions of the nearby wineries or breweries, eco-adventure experiences, and hot air balloon rides over the Yarra Valley – right on the doorstep of budget motels in Healesville.
Two major festivals are held in the town each year – the Grape Grazing Festival includes degustation dinners, cooking classes, opera in the vineyard and tastings; the Heritage Festival includes historical displays and entertainment. Be sure to book cheap accommodation in Healesville early during these times!
Some of the other attractions in the area include the Glass Blowing Studio (watch a piece being made), the Tarrawarra Museum of Art (catch an exhibition) and The Memo (which provides live music, theatre, cinema screenings and more!).
With so many delicious wineries, restaurants and eateries in the area, why would you stay holed up in hotels in Healesville? There is something for every taste bud for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert.
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