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Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

1. Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

Winery tours have never been so much fun and so affordable! This full-day tour takes in some of Victoria's best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Begin by learning the art of the swirl, sniff and slurp from your expert wine guide and then try a range of cellar door tastings. Move on to lunch at the next venue and enjoy a winery restaurant meal with a glass of wine. In the afternoon travel through the gorgeous scenery to a smaller boutique winery for some tastings and finish the day at another top winery. Return to Melbourne having had an unforgettable day out in the Yarra Valley. Detailed Itinerary 09:00–09:40 AM: Pick-up at designated stations and departure for the Yarra Valley (just under an hour’s journey in the touring coach). 11:00 AM– Greenstone is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour's drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Greenstone one of the most progressive wineries in the valley. 12:00 PM– Balgownie Estate: One of the Yarra Valley’s jewels, Balgownie Estate is a stylish winery featuring great views and an excellent restaurant, where you’ll enjoy lunch with a glass of the Estate’s wine. And, of course, there are more great wines to taste at the Balgownie cellar door. 01:30 PM– Yering Farm: This stop is one of the Yarra Valley’s most charming boutique wineries. Yering Farm boasts stunning views and a delightful sense of heritage. At the cellar door you’ll have the opportunity to experience traditionally-made wines and to see the antique copper wine-making equipment used by the Yarra Valley’s pioneer vignerons. 02:15 PM – Soumah of Yarra Valley: The cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and south eastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, you’ll be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills. 03:30 PM: Depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne. 04:30–05:00 PM: Return to drop off stations.

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Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

2. Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

After pick-up from your accommodation in central Melbourne or St Kilda, journey out through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the small country town of Tooradin. Continue above the top of Westernport Bay and stop at Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Here you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dingos, wombats and of course, koalas. You’ll also have the option to have your photo taken with a koala (not included, pay at the time) and hand feed kangaroos! From here it is a short drive to Phillip Island where you’ll make your way to the spectacular views of Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Walk along the beach, dip your feet in or sit back and relax. A short drive along the island will take you to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The far western end of the Island is some of the most spectacular coast line in Australia, featuring the ancient volcano remains known as The Nobbies. Then, go along the coastline spotting wallabies in the wild on the way to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Settle yourself into the little penguin’s environment as you watch them come ashore for the night, waddling next to and underneath the boardwalks. It’s a beautiful and heart rendering experience that will stay with you forever.

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Yarra Valley: 2–Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight Stay

3. Yarra Valley: 2–Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight Stay

Day 1:  Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Choose from 5 central meeting points departing between 9:20 AM and 9:40 AM. After a 1–hour transfer to Yarra Valley, enjoy your first tasting at Steels Gate Wines. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy an extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Move on to Balgownie Estate to discover the history of winemaking. Taste some great wines before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1–course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee. Stay overnight at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. Enjoy complimentary access to the Health Club. Day 2: Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. At 1:15 PM, make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver-guide. Take in the sights of the rustic Yering Farm cellar door, a converted old hay shed overlooking stunning views. Your last stop for today is Soumah of Yarra Valley, which specializes in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills.

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Melbourne: Virtual Reality Escape Room Experience

4. Melbourne: Virtual Reality Escape Room Experience

Dive into a completely immersive 3D experience with this virtual reality escape room experience in Melbourne. Enter a detailed virtual world with stunning graphics. Have your own dedicated space to stand and move. Interact with up to 6 players in each game. Use your hands, body, and mind to solve challenges by drinking shrinking potions, climbing buildings, or using in-built tech.

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Yarra Valley: 2-Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight

5. Yarra Valley: 2-Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight

Day 1.  Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Board our Yarra Valley Wine Experience - Enjoy a personalized tour in the company of an average number of 12-20 people, maximum 24 passengers in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Choose from 4 central meeting points departing between 09:20 AM - 09:40 AM. Join our AWTC Wine Expert as your guide this morning and make some new friends this morning with our small touring group. After an approximately 1 hour transfer to Yarra Valley, arrive at a premium cellar door to enjoy your first tasting. Your first stop is, your AWTC guide will present an entertaining wine tutorial. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy a extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Your next destination today is the amazing Balgownie Estate. Tucked away just off the Melba Hwy, Balgownie is a real gem. With spectacular views and a great display on the history of winemaking, this place has a lot to offer. The cellar door staff will share some of their great wines with you before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1 course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee.  Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa (your overnight destination) After lunch say goodbye to your touring companions for today and make your way to reception to check-in for your relaxing overnight stay for 2 in a Spa Suite at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. There are many activities to enjoy in the afternoon from complimentary access to the Health Club (experience pool, steam room and gym equipment) or why not book in at the Natskin Spa Retreat (own expense). Leisure facilities include tennis court, volleyball net, giant chess set and 1.6 km walking trail. Enjoy dinner in the comfort of your room or why not head to Rae’s Restaurant for dinner (own expense). Day 2. Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. Then the rest of the morning is free time to explore and enjoy the resort. (Lunch at own expense). At 01:15 PM, please make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver guide. Make new friends on board our touring service this afternoon – settle back and enjoy. Today take in the sights of the rustic Yering Farm cellar door which is a converted old hay shed situated at the top of the hill, overlooking stunning views. Your last stop for today is Soumah of Yarra Valley, which specializes in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills. Tour return time will be between 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM depending on traffic conditions and drop back location will be as per your pick-up location.

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What people are saying about Melbourne City Centre

good selection of wineries and excellent lunch and knowledgeable guide if there was a downside some of the other clients were a bit on the loud side and did not seem that interested in hearing about the fascinating history from our guide. He coped well with the situation all credit!

Had a lovely time. Phil the driver was great and all the tastings were brilliant, excellent lunch, and treated ourselves to a few bottles to bring home! Thank you!

Peter if a great host and driver. Really enjoyed my day, even though i'm not a big wine drinker. Tour ran to schedule and we had plenty of time at each location.

Excellent experience, highly recommend! Great tour guide, efficient itinerary, great value for money, great day out!

lovely trip fantastic views. would highly recommend this trip.