Healesville is a beautiful country town just 50 kilometres north east of Melbourne in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria with an excellent range of quality pet friendly accommodation venues. The population is around 8,000 permanent residents and is built on both sides of the Watts River, a tributary of the Yarra River.

Named after the former Premier of Victoria in 1860 and 1861, Richard Heales, Healesville is famous for being the location of the Healesville Sanctuary, a natural bush setting with hundreds of native Australian animals. The town is also popular for the Badger Weir picnic area, Healesville markets, the Yarra Valley Rodeo, the Yarra Valley Railway and the Healesville Music Festival.

The centre of successful horticulture, tourism, viticulture and sawmilling businesses Healesville is also a very sports minded community with Australian Rules football, soccer, tennis, greyhound racing and a picnic horse racing track all part of the culture. Golfers are also catered for with the RACV Country Club golf course just off the Yarra Glen Road.

Names of notable people to come from Healesville are AFL footballers Kelvin Moore, Gordon Collis and David Wirrpanda and Supreme Court Judge Lex Lasry.

There are a number of cafes and restaurants plus the Grand Hotel in the bustling commercial centre with its wide and appealing main street which has been the setting for a number of TV productions and films such as Harry's War and Killer Elite.

Pet friendly accommodation in Healesville consists of pet friendly bed and breakfasts, pet friendly holiday homes, pet friendly apartments, country homes, holiday houses and a pet friendly caravan park. Other than these pet friendly accommodation venues Healesville has pet related services such as pet friendly dining options, dog grooming and washing businesses, pet minding and dog walking services, pet insurance agents, pet food supplies, pet photography, pet breeders, boarding kennels and catteries, pet and animal transport operators, vets, farriers, horse riding opportunities and aquarium supplies.

The Healesville area also boasts a number of renowned wineries, some of which host international entertainment stars, especially over the warmer months. These are promoted as 'on the green' events and draw large crowds because of their proximity to Melbourne.

A truly lovely town with a number of pet friendly accommodation options, Healesville awaits your visit. The locals are extremely friendly and helpful so it is recommended that you take time in your busy schedule to enjoy Healesville and the pet friendly accommodation properties listed below.

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