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Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Wineries Day Tour from Melbourne

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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.

Description

Ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges, with Bellbirds and Kookaburras echoing the steam train's whistle.

Travel through the richness of the Yarra Valley - a pastoral experience of farms and vineyards, haystacks and wine grapes. Taste Yarra Valley wines at Fergusson's Winery and Restaurant and enjoy a sumptuous lunch. Enjoy tastings at Rochford Wines and a guided tour and tasting at Dominique Portet.

Highlights

  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalyptus, kookaburras and bellbirds

  • Share Bush Billy tea with the locals...colourful crimson rosellas and king parrots! (opportunity to hand feed with seed provided)

  • Ride through the forest from Belgrave on Puffing Billy steam train - an original steam locomotive

  • Enjoy a delicious spit roast winery lunch with a glass of wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals also available)

  • Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery - enjoy a tasting at the chocolaterie and observe the chocolatiers at work

  • Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland

  • Visit Rochford Wines - beautifully designed and a dynamic winery renowned for hosting high calibre concerts

  • Sample a variety from Rochford's award winning wines

  • Visit Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery now in their tenth generation as wine makers and continuing to respect their French tradition

  • Take a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour (depending on the activity of the winery)

  • Enjoy complimentary cheese and crackers with your wine tasting

Please Note

  • *The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

Includes

  • Steam train ride

  • WiFi service on coach

  • Wine tasting

  • Lunch
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Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Wineries Day Tour from Melbourne

Duration: 10 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Steam train ride / WiFi service on coach / Wine tasting / Lunch

The tour was excellent. A great way to see the Dandenongs and Varra Valley. The morning tea stop with the chance to hand feed native birds was a pleasant and unexpected bonus. The billy tea and Aussie snacks were legendary. The choice of wineries in the Yarra Valley was excellent as well. The driver/guide was knowledgable, efficient, helpful and humourous.

I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne!

David

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Schedule

  • 07:45-08:00

    Pick-up from Select Melbourne Hotels or Check-in at Federation Square East

  • Sherbrooke Forest

    Travel to the heart of the Dandenongs as you venture into Sherbrooke Forest. See local wildlife such as kookaburras and bellbirds all while being surrounded by the lush local flora.

  • Bush Billy Tea

    Share Bush Billy tea paired with some lamingtons and crackers. Spot some vibrant crimson rosellas and get the opportunity to hand feed king parrots.

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train

    Hop on one of the country's most well-preserved premium steam train, the Puffing Billy. Journey across some of the most scenic vistas in the Dandenong range such as the Menzies Creek, Belgrave and Grantulla Road.

  • Winery Lunch at Fergusson's Winery

    Enjoy a delectable spit roast lunch with a glass of wine as guests of Louise Fergusson. Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals are also available upon request.

  • Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery

    Help yourself to some fine chocolate with a visit to one of Yarra Valley's premier chocolate factory. Discover their wide array of products with a tour around the facility and discover how these tasty creations are made.

  • Healesville Township

    Pass through the township of Healesville set in the heart of the mountain bushland. This area is famous for its wildlife sanctuary, a nature park with hundreds of native Australian animals living in carefully tended natural habitats and an active platypus breeding program.

  • Wine Tasting at Rochford Wines

    Visit Rochford Wines, a beautifully designed and dynamic winery known for hosting luxurious events. Get to sample a variety of Rochford's award-winning wines.

  • Dominique Portet

    Head off to a quaint family owned winery known to have been in the business for a quite a while. This buotique winery is currently run by the tenth generation members of the family known for the adherence to their French traditions.

  • Vineyard, Bottling or Vintage Tour

    Depending on the seasonal activity of the winery, you may take a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour. Enjoy complimentary cheese and crackers with your wine tasting before ending the tour.

  • 17:45

    Tour Ends at Federation Square East

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 17:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 07:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 17:45:00

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Children three (3) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 100.

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Reviews

The tour was excellent. A great way to see the Dandenongs and Varra Valley. The morning tea stop with the chance to hand feed na...tive birds was a pleasant and unexpected bonus. The billy tea and Aussie snacks were legendary. The choice of wineries in the Yarra Valley was excellent as well. The driver/guide was knowledgable, efficient, helpful and humourous.

I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne!
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David

The trip was happy and full of fun. The guide is wonderful and the train ride was great. Although we didn’t buy any wine but it is... a pleasant trip. more

Jes

We enjoyed the tour. The bus driver provided an excellent commentary, the ride on Puffing Billy was great fun, the wine tasting a...nd lunch at Fergusson's Winery and Restaurant was delicious and the wine tasting at Rochford Wines was even better.

The only disappointment was the wine tasting at Dominique Portet. The guide gave us a reasonable tour but when it came to the wine tasting the samples were so small - barely a teaspoonful - that you couldn't really taste the wine. It didn't encourage me to buy any of their wine and it slightly spoiled what was an otherwise perfect day.
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Allan

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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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