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Badger Creek is situated within the Coraderrk bushland. The name is generally believed to derive from the early settlers, who mistakenly believed the resident wombats frequently seen in the area were badgers.

It’s also the location of the popular Healesville Sanctuary home to hundreds of native Australian animals. The Badger Weir is an excellent picnic and a well-maintained barbeque area with walking tracks of varying difficulty. It's popular with families in summer as you can pop your toes in the fresh water and cool down after your hike or for a refreshing splash. With plenty of local birdlife, it’s a peaceful spot to relax and unwind. There's loads of available parking and a good selection of tables or simply throw down a rug and sprawl out beside the river and listen to the sounds as the water cascades gently over and around the rocks.

The Badger Creek Blueberry Farm makes wine from 100% blueberries. Here you can try the sparkling, blueberry still wine, blueberry fortified wine and a barrel-aged blueberry fortified wine. It’s also the home of St Ronan’s Cider so tastings of their multi-award-winning ciders are worthy of a sip or two. The cellar door at the winery and is a relaxed casual space set up to enjoy a grazing or cheese platter, or just sit back with a coffee whilst indulging in a seasonal dessert. Fresh and frozen blueberries available, plus a range of homemade preserves and condiments to enjoy later.

This area has a number of retreat-style accommodation options to escape your daily life and unwind.