Tuesday, 31 May 2016

AT HEALESVILLE

Healesville is a town in Victoria, Australia, 52 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 Census, Healesville had a population of 6,839. Healesville is situated on the Watts River, a tributary of the Yarra River.

The creation of a railway to the more distant Gippsland and Yarra Valley goldfields in the 1860s resulted in a settlement forming on the Watts River and its survey as a town in 1864. It was named after Richard Heales, the Premier of Victoria from 1860–1861. The post office opened on 1 May 1865. The town became a setting off point for the Woods Point Goldfield with the construction of the Yarra Track in the 1870s.

Healesville is well known for the Healesville Sanctuary, a nature park with hundreds of native Australian animals displayed in a semi-open natural setting and an active platypus breeding program. The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway operates from Healesville Station on every Sunday, most public holidays and Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays. The town has several cafés, hotels, holiday accommodation options and restaurants.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme.









4 comments:

  1. What a quaint and lovely town. Nice fall color shot, too.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/simply-squirrelly.html

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  2. Hello, pretty Autumn colors and trees. Lovely scenes and photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  3. I love the autumnal shades here, the reds and oranges are just lovely. - Tasha

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  4. looks like the building at the top has a hat on :)
    Nice post :)

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