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

Puffing Billy with Yarra Valley Wineries and Winery Lunch

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Blue Dandenongs, Puffing Billy, Wine Tasting, Yarra Valley Wineries, Winery Roast Lunch, Free WiFi on coach

Highlights

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

Inclusions

  • Historic steam train ride
  • Aussie-style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons and vegemite with crackers
  • Winery lunch with a glass of wine at Fergussons Winery with opportunity for wine tasting
  • Wine tasting at Rochford Wines
  • Wine tasting and tour at Dominique Portet
  • Free WiFi on coach

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

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Dec 09 2016
The wineries were a bit average
Nov 11 2016
Efficient and well organised itinerary and service
Sep 12 2016
Very nice tour. The food was especially awesome. Best food ive had in Melbourne. The roast beef was just so juicy. If ibhad more time for lunch id definitely get a second round :D
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ITINERARY

  • Melbourne's eastern suburbs
  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs: tall eucalypts, kookaburras, and bellbirds
  • Share Bush Billy tea of Aussie-grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons, and vegemite with crackers with the locals
  • Colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
  • Ride through the forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek on Puffing Billy steam train - an original steam locomotive
  • Sherbrooke Forest: noted for its lyrebirds, tall mountain ash eucalypts, and fern gullies
  • Pass through quaint villages noted for their restaurants, craft shops, and beautiful gardens
  • Panoramic views from Grantulla Rd
  • Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
  • Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with a glass of wine as guest of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals will also be available)
  • Tour through the Yarra Valley
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery: a sweet feast for the senses
  • Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates, and the opportunity to observe European Chocolatiers at work
  • Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushlands
  • Visit Rochford Wines & taste from a selection of fine Australian wines
  • Visit Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery now in their tenth generation as winemakers 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

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Pickup & Starting Points

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