Yarra Valley
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  • Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

    1. Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

    Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up and float away. Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region. Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary. Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new pe...

    This was the most amazing experience with great guides and fabulous champagne breakfast to finish with was just perfect

  • From Melbourne: Half-Day Yarra Valley Tour

    2. From Melbourne: Half-Day Yarra Valley Tour

    If you are a wine enthusiast or simply appreciate a beautiful countryside with rolling hills covered in vines, take a trip to the stunning Yarra Valley wine region with an expert guide. On this small-group tour of up to 10 people, you’ll taste some of Victoria’s best wine and local cheese while visiting 3 exceptional wineries, each with a unique story to tell and delicious cool-climate wines that are worth the trip. After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll travel less than an hour from the heart of Melbourne to arrive in one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. Over the course of 4 hours, you will be introduced to 3 of the region’s best vineyards. Indulge in wine tastings of the finest cool-climate wines set against a stunning backdrop. At one of the wineries, pair your wine tasting with a local cheese platter of the region’s finest fare. By the end of the tour, you will be q...

  • Melbourne: Booze Makes History Better Afternoon Drink Tour

    3. Melbourne: Booze Makes History Better Afternoon Drink Tour

    Begin your tour at the Sir William Clarke Memorial next to the Old Treasury Building — a symbolic area of Melbourne and home to its Parliament. The order of the venues may change, but together with your guide you will visit a variety of favorite local watering holes. These may include a classic craft beer establishment, a laneway bar, a hidden speakeasy, and a rooftop bar.  Everyone has their favorite drink but you’ll be encouraged to try something different on this tour. Never tried whiskey? You'll be taken to a place where you can discover its charms. Want to check out some local wines? With the Yarra Valley just a stone’s throw away, it would be a sin not to taste some of the delectable wines in the region. The craft beer scene is currently exploding in Melbourne yet beer has always had a rich history in the city. You’ll learn about the standard pour sizes of Victorian beers and how...

    We had a fantastic laneways tour. Tristan was very knowledgeable and took us to some awesome unknown spots. We absolutely loved it!

  • Lake Mountain Snow Tour

    4. Lake Mountain Snow Tour

    Leaving the CBD early morning and be taken straight to Lake Mountain with spectacular views as you drive up. Once at the top of the mountain enjoy 3 hours of snow play. Make a snow man, hire a toboggan, throw some snow balls or take a cross-country ski lesson.  In the afternoon take a visit to the wonderous Steavenson Falls, one of the tallest in Victoria with 5 cascades and a total descent of 122 meters. Enjoy a nature walk along the river to the base of this majestic waterfall. On your return to Melbourne make a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery where you can watch the chocolatiers at work and sample some of the free chocolate!

  • Yarra Valley: 1-Hour Vineyard Experience on a Segway

    5. Yarra Valley: 1-Hour Vineyard Experience on a Segway

    Riding a Segway in the Yarra Valley is a special, fun and exciting way to soak up the ambiance of this beautiful valley. On this 1-hour Balgownie Resort Vineyard tour, you will first learn how to master riding one of these amazing machines. Once you are ready, zoom around the resort, cruise around the vineyard, learn a little about the award-winning wines of Balgownie and scale to the summit to see some breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley.  On this amazing tour, experience the fun of riding your all-terrain Segway up and down, and around on gravel, grass and concrete tracks. Have some amazing photo opportunities of the Yarra Valley and Balgownie Resort Vineyard and maybe even spot some wildlife in the process.

  • From Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Experience

    6. From Melbourne: Lake Mountain Snow Experience

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne with an early morning departure from the city. Make your way through the eastern suburbs towards the mountains of the Yarra Ranges National Park. Stop in the township of Healsville for a morning tea or breakfast, and stretch your legs as you breathe in the crisp fresh air. Then, wind your way through the Black Spur and pass through Marysville, before climbing to the top of Lake Mountain. Notice the change in scenery and benefit from spectacular views of the Cathedral Ranges as you get your first glimpse of the snow. Upon arrival at the top, put on your gloves and prepare for some fun! Benefit from 3 hours to hire a toboggan and hit the slopes, or build a snowman and throw snowballs at each other. Take a cross-country skiing lesson, or go on a guided hike through the snow gums to the summit of Lake Mountain. As your time on the mountain comes to...

    Excellent service and flexible with the pick up points. Darren was a great host and very friendly. He always ensures our safety and enjoy our day tour. Great experience!

  • From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

    7. From Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

    Discover the best wine and local produce that the Yarra Valley region has to offer on a guided day tour around the region. Enjoy free chocolate samples at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work. Enjoy ample time here to pick up some goodies. Then, sit back and enjoy the views as you travel through the vineyards and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley with each winery selected for its excellent cellar door experience. The cool climate region provides the perfect growing conditions for all varietals, famous for its Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Chardonnay, some of which you will get to sample throughout the day. Take some free time to explore Healesville township. Stroll by the boutique shops, artist galleries, and grab a bit to eat at one of the cafes or popular pubs. You can even pop into Alchemy Distillery for a quick tasting (own expense). End your...

    An excellent day out, lots of wine tasting and a lovely lunch. Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable

  • Yarra Valley: Winery Private Premium Tour

    8. Yarra Valley: Winery Private Premium Tour

    Experience what the Yarra Valley has to offer on this private tour in a luxury vehicle to the Yarra Valley. Depart at 9:30 AM from Melbourne for Yarra Valley. The drive will take approximately one hour in a luxury touring vehicle. This is a totally customized service, not a set itinerary. You can choose from the many wineries or attraction in the Yarra Valley to visit on your day out with your local guide. You can write your own itinerary or, if your not too sure about what is what in the Yarra Valley, the supplier's reservations staff can help organize your itinerary or the friendly wine expert driver/ guide will liaise with you on the day of the tour. Just like having your own sommelier as your driver. Lunch will be served at a boutique winery restaurant in the Yarra Valley. Enjoy an a la Carte one course main meal with bread, a matching glass of estate wine and tea/coffee. You may u...

  • Melbourne: Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour in a '56 Chevrolet

    9. Melbourne: Yarra Valley Food & Wine Tour in a '56 Chevrolet

    Start the tour with pickup from Melbourne’s Princess Theater in a deluxe 1956 Chevrolet. Admire this impressive and historical car then hop inside and head out of the city towards the sprawling countryside. As you explore, listen to your driver’s fascinating stories about the car as well as the Yarra Valley itself. Head through the scenic Wonga Park, driving along winding back roads to reach the historic Melba Estate. Enjoy a stop for complimentary morning tea and coffee with traditional scones while soaking up the view. From there, head to one of the region’s premium wine estates for a tour and tasting session. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, drive into the charming town of Healesville and grab lunch at one of the many restaurants. After lunch, cruise through the town and get sense of rural life, then pass by the impressive TarraWarra Estate. Finally, stop at the Yarra Val...

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What people are saying about Yarra Valley

We have a fantastic day out. Definitely worth doing this trip! The beer, wine, chocolate, cheese and the liquor were all beautiful. The lunch at the vineyard was incredible. Pete, our tour guide was a great guy, very funny and insightful. 10/10 would recommend!

This tour was amazing in showing all the great locations and amazing products that Victoria has to offer and the guide Craig was super chilled, friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable well done

This was the most amazing experience with great guides and fabulous champagne breakfast to finish with was just perfect

An excellent day out, lots of wine tasting and a lovely lunch. Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable

Our tour guide Troy was fantastic and made our day extremely enjoyable.