Cost Includes: Hotel Pick up and Drop | Entrance Tickets | Lowest Rate Guarantee | Melbourne Tour
Rates valid until March 31, 2019
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
Pick up time: 08.00 a.m
What is included in the tour
- Pick up from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from selected city hotels
- Puffing Billy Steam Train ride (from Belgrave to Menzies Creek)
- Devonshire Tea
- Tastings at Rochford Wines & 2 other boutique wineries
- Lunch (For Selected Tours only)
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Drop at your Hotel
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
- The Dandenongs
- Grants on Sherbrooke & Devonshire Tea
- Handfeeding the BirdLife
- Puffing Billy Steam Train
- Yarra Valley Wineries
What to bring?
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
This morning you are going to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun and the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. You’ll then be spoiled with some great Aussie food and glass of wine for lunch (K35L) 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 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. The region is home to numerous arts & craft stores and cafés.
Grants on Sherbrooke & Devonshire Tea
Right in the heart of the Dandenongs is Grants on Sherbrooke – a gorgeous spot to take a break. You’ll be greeted by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clear air. While here you’ll enjoy a traditional Devonshire Tea of homemade scones, served warm with jam and cream – just a treat!
Included Meals: Devonshire Tea
Handfeeding the BirdLife
The Dandenongs is a haven for bird life and while at Grants on Sherbrooke you can hand feed some of the most striking Australian birds such as the colourful Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah. You’ll also be entertained by the wonderful birdsong that fills the valley.
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 Menzies Creek. 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.
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 Winery 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, who offer cellar-door tastings of their award-winning selections of Australian wine.