Australia

Puffing Billy with Yarra Valley Wineries

Tour code: 145-764
From USD $137.23
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
  • Depart from: Melbourne, Australia
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 9 Hours 30 Minutes

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A tour designed for those with an appreciation of fine Australian wines. From the charm of the Blue Dandenongs and Puffing Billy, tour to the picturesque Yarra Valley wine growing region where you will have ample opportunities to sample Australian wines.

Special Remarks:

  • Visit Fergusson's Winery, Rochford Wines, Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery
  • Ride on Puffing Billy steam train through native forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek
  • Spit roast lunch with wine at Fergusson's Winery as guest of Louise Fergusson
  • Enjoy chocolate tastings, observe European chocolatiers at work

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  • Day 1
    Melbourne
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Day 1 Melbourne

A tour for those with an appreciation for food, wine and a little history. From the charm of the Blue Dandenongs and Puffing Billy, tour to the picturesque Yarra Valley wine growing region where you will have ample opportunities to sample Australian wines! Highlights of this tour:
1. Travel through Sherbrooke Forest at the heart of the Dandenongs with its tall eucalypts, fern gullies and bird life
2. Enjoy Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons and Vegemite with crackers
3. See bright Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
4. Ride on the Puffing Billy steam train through native forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
5. Pass through the Dandenong's charming villages noted for quaint cafes, craft shops and beautiful gardens
6. Stunning views from Grantulla Rd
7. Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine at Fergusson's Winery as guest of Louise Fergusson (Vegetarian meals and Asian cuisine is also available on request)
8. Sample Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
9. Yarra Valley - home to numerous wineries and rolling pastures
10. Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
11. Enjoy complimentary chocolate tastings, observe European chocolatiers at work and take in the wide display of premium chocolates
12. Travel through Healesville township nestled amidst mountain bushland
13. Visit Rochford Wines and taste from a selection of fine Australian wines
14. It's then on to Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery now in their tenth generation as winemakers and continuing to respect their French tradition
15. Take a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour (depending on the activity of the winery)
16. Enjoy a complimentary cheese bite with your wine tasting

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