Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Wineries Tour including Lunch

Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Wineries Tour including Lunch
  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : L-55(AA)
From AUD $177.00

Highlights:-


  • The Dandenongs
  • Grant’s Reserve & Morning Tea including Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train
  • Yarra Valley Wineries
  • lunch with glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery, Rochford Wines & Dominique Portet

Inclusions:-


  • Morning tea (1)
  • Wine tasting at Rochford Wines
  • Wine tasting and tour at Dominique Portet 
  • Winery Lunch
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in a premium air-conditioned coach
  • WiFi on the Coach
  • Historic steam train ride,



Itinerary:-


En Route

This morning you are going to enjoy some good old fashioned fun and the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. You will then be spoiled with some great Aussie food and wine for lunch and go on to taste wines from some of Victoria’s leading wineries. We’ll get your day started with a journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and views of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.

The Dandenongs

The Dandenong Ranges, also known as the Dandenongs, are beautiful mountain ranges just 35kms east of Melbourne. At their peak, they rise to more than 630 metres and are wrapped in lush rainforests of Mountain Ash trees (the tallest flowering plant in the world), waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys.

Grant’s Reserve & Morning Tea

Right in the heart of the Dandenongs is Grant’s Reserve – a gorgeous spot to take a break. On arrival you’ll be greeted by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clear air. While here you’ll enjoy a traditional Aussie billy tea with vegemite, crackers & lamingtons.

Handfeeding the Bird Life

Grant’s Reserve is a paradise for bird life and you’ll be serenaded by the wonderful bird song that fills the valley. You can also handfeed some of the most striking Australian birds such as the colourful Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah. It’s a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get a photo.

Puffing Billy Steam Train

Next you head to Belgrave, home of the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train, where you are in for some fun! This century-old steam train is maintained in its original glory and runs to this day on its own mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook. Here you’ll go back in time as you get on board for a 30 minute ride through the heart of the rainforest. You’ll head through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and ride over the old Trestle Bridge. Just before Menzies Creek you can see stunning views of Port Phillip Bay before heading through Paradise Valley and on to the townships of Emerald and Gembrook. You’re going to love it!

Yarra Valley Wineries

The scenery en route to the Yarra Valley is just spectacular with the Great Dividing Range as the backdrop. When you arrive in Victoria’s premium wine growing region, you’ll visit Rochford Wines and another two leading wineries for wine tasting, appreciation and education. Of the many wineries in the area, you may visit estates such as Dominique Portet, Domaine Chandon and others. Each has earned an international reputation for excellence and offer cellar-door tastings of their award-winning selections of Australian wine.

This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or your CBD hotel. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.

Tour the Yarra Valley, a noted wine producing region and visit Fergusson's Winery where can enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch (Asian food and vegetarian meals are available). There will be opportunity for wine tasting in the cellar door. We'll then make a dessert stop at decadent Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery to satisfy any sweet tooth. Continue to Rochford Wines for further tastings and then to Dominique Portet, a boutique family owned winery. We'll join a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour followed by wine tasting complimented with cheese and crackers.

Operates:Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Departs: 8.10am 

Returns: 5.45pm

This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or your CBD hotel. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.

Pick Up Points: Please select one of the following points at the time of booking the tour.

Melbourne Morning Tour Pick Ups

Adara East Melbourne 7.20

Adina Melbourne 7.30

Albert Heights Apartments 7.20

Aria Apartments Join at Crown Promenade

Atlantis 7.10

Batmans Hill Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Bayview Eden 7.10

Bayview on the Park 7.10

Causeway Inn Join at Novotel on Collins

Causeway 353 Join at Novotel on Collins

Citadines 7.35

Clarion Gateway 7.30

Cosmopolitan Hotel 7.00

Crest on Barkly 7.05

Crossley Hotel Join at Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Crown Metropol 7.20

Crowne Plaza Melbourne 7.10

Crown Promenade 7.30

Crown Towers 7.35

Discovery Melbourne 7.20

Doubletree by Hilton Join at Melbourne Day Tour Centre

Downtowner on Lygon 7.10

George Powlett 7.15 Join at Adara East Melbourne

Grand Chancellor 7.35

Grand Hyatt (Russell Street) Join at Melbourne Day Tour
Centre

Grand Hotel Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Great Southern Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Hilton South Wharf 7.05

Holiday Inn on Flinders 7.25

Hotel Como 7.00

Ibis on Little Bourke Street - Join at King Street
Backpackers

Ibis on Therry Street 7.15

Ibis Styles The Victoria Hotel Join at Novotel Collins

Intercontinental 7.20

Jasper Hotel Join at Ibis on Therry Street

Kingsgate Ibis Styles 7.15

King Street Backpackers 7.15

Langham Hotel Melbourne 7.25

Mantra on Jolimont Join at Pullman 7.10

Mantra on Little Bourke Join at Adina Melbourne

Mantra on Russell 7.35

Mantra on the Park 7.40

Marriott 7.40

Mercure Grand on Swanston Join at Mantra on Russell

Mercure Treasury Gardens 7.35

Mercure Welcome Join at Mantra on Russell

Novotel on Collins 7.15

Novotel St Kilda 7.00

Park Hyatt 7.25

Parkview 7.10

Pegasus Join at Radisson Flagstaff

Pensione Melbourne Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Princes Park Motor Inn 7.00

Pullman & Mercure Albert Park 7.10

Pullman on the Park 7.30

Punt Hill Manhattan Apartments Join at Sofitel (Collins
Street)

Quest East St Kilda 6.55

Quest on Lonsdale Join at Marriott

Quest on William Join at Adina Melbourne 7.30

Radisson Flagstaff 7.25

Rendezvous Melbourne 7.40

Richmond Hill 7.10

Rydges Melbourne 7.30

Rydges on Swanton 7.10

Sofitel (Collins Street) 7.35

Stamford Plaza 7.35

Travelodge Docklands - 7.00

Travelodge Southbank Join at Langham Hotel

Vibe Savoy - 7.10

Westin (Collins St Athenaeum Theatre) 7.20 - 12.55 2.25 4.05

Windsor 7.35

YHA Metro 7.05