Yarra Valley & Helicopter Journey

A day of gourmet indulgence commencing with a spectacular helicopter flight

Take a private helicopter from the heart of Melbourne to the rolling green hills of the nearby Yarra Valley for a day of gourmet indulgence.

Offering the ultimate day of luxury, your private helicopter spectacularly ascends through a canyon of skyscrapers and soars over the sprawling city toward the undulating vine covered hills of the verdant Yarra Valley. Touch down at one of the region’s leading wineries where you will be greeted on arrival by your expert guide and a winery representative before enjoying a structured tasting of current vintage and reserve wines overlooking the estate.

Not surprisingly, Australia’s leading cool-climate wine region is also one of its finest regional dining destinations. Indulge in a multi-course lunch at a leading winery restaurant where the quality of food and wine is matched only by the stunning views.

As for the afternoon, it’s all down to your impeccable taste. Continue wine tasting at leading boutique wineries such as Yarra Yering, Oakridge or Dominique Portet, or perhaps taste gin at Four Pillars Distillery. Animal lovers might opt to visit Healesville Sanctuary, one of the nation’s leading wildlife sanctuaries prior to driving back to Melbourne.

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Highlights

  • Scenic 20-minute helicopter flight from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley
  • Exclusive wine tasting experience at a leading Yarra Valley vineyard
  • Lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants (Levantine Hill, TarraWarra or Oakridge)
  • Wine tasting at a selection of boutique Yarra Valley wineries tailored to suit your personal taste
  • Taste the Yarra Valley’s sublime produce during a visit to a local, dairy, distillery or brewery


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private helicopter flight (20-minutes) and vehicle transfer to helipad
  • All wine and produce tastings and attraction entry
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

10:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 8-hours



Yarra Valley Wildlife Encounters

Encounters with Australia’s unique wildlife just an hour from Melbourne

Animal lovers will be in seventh heaven on this Yarra Valley Wildlife Encounter private tour. A 60-minute journey from Melbourne will soon have you at the internationally renowned Healesville Sanctuary.

Australia’s unique and loveable wildlife is rightfully a highlight for many visitors to Australian shores. On arrival at Healesville you will join one of the sanctuary’s dedicated rangers on a two-hour behind the scenes tour with the opportunity to get up close with some of Australia’s most iconic animals such as kangaroos, koalas or echidnas. This small group ranger-led experience will conclude with premium seating at the ‘Spirits of the Sky’ bird show and the opportunity to continue exploring the sanctuary.

Following an exhilarating morning meeting the who’s who of Australia’s unique animals, lunch will be served overlooking the vines at a one of the region’s leading vineyard restaurants.

As for the afternoon, it’s all down to your impeccable taste. Enjoy wine tasting in what is Australia’s leading cool-climate wine region, sample artisanal cheese at the Yarra Valley Dairy or taste gin at Four Pillars Distillery. Your guide can tailor the perfect afternoon to suit.

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Highlights

  • Join an expert ranger to learn about Australia’s unique wildlife and have up-close experiences with native animals
  • Premium seating at the “Spirits of the Sky” bird show
  • Lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants (Levantine Hill, TarraWarra or Oakridge)
  • Wine and produce tastings at a selection of boutique Yarra Valley wineries and producers
  • Observe native animals such as kangaroos and birdlife in the wild


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Healesville Sanctuary – Australian Wildlife Experience (2-hours)
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

08:30am from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 8-hours



Yarra Valley Epicurean

Perfect for ‘Foodies’ keen to savour the decadent gourmet offerings of the Yara Valley

Melbourne’s Yarra Valley offers picturesque rolling hills, gourmet experiences and an abundance of wineries producing benchmark Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Perfect for guests with an impeccable palate, expect a day of gourmet indulgence in this all-round epicurean playground.

Deservedly, the Yarra Valley has garnered a global reputation for producing quality cool-climate wines. Commence your Yarra Valley experience with structured tastings of ultra-premium reserve wines at leading boutique wineries such as Seville Estate, Yarra Yering, Oakridge or Dominique Portet.

Lunch will be a memorable affair for even the most discerning gourmands. Awarded a chef’s hat by the prestigious Good Food Guide and countless other accolades, Ezard at Levantine Hill is a must for culinary connoisseurs. You’ll be treated to the chef’s famed five-course degustation menu served with matched estate wines overlooking the stunning property.

As for the afternoon, it’s all down to your impeccable taste. Continue wine tasting, sample artisanal cheese at the Yarra Valley Dairy, taste gin at Four Pillars Distillery, crafted beer and cider tasting or perhaps delight with chocolate at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Your guide can tailor the perfect afternoon to suit.

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Highlights

  • Premium wine tastings at a selection of boutique Yarra Valley wineries tailored to suit your personal taste
  • Multi-course premium lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants
  • Taste the Yarra Valley’s sublime produce during a visit to a local, dairy, distillery or brewery


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Premium structured wine tastings
  • Premium multi-course vineyard lunch with beverages
  • All other tastings (produce, cider, gin etc.)
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

10:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address

Available Wednesday – Monday


Duration

Approx. 8-hours



Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Private Tour

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Private Tour

Climb every mountain with a little help from Puffing Billy on Acacia’s Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges tour.

Beginning in the most picturesque fashion, we’ll whisk you an hour away from Melbourne and seemingly back in time as you ride the time-honoured steam train through the fern-covered gullies of this magical, mountainous land. If you’re feeling brave, why not dangle your legs over the side?

After a spot of lunch at either Levantine Hill or Oakridge wineries, both much-loved heroes of the Yarra Valley wine region, we’ll guide you to your pick of the region’s many and varied destinations, including the option of visiting native Australian animals at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary or the home of Victorian era opera singer and Australian legend Dame Nelly Melba’s Coombe Estate.

We also recommend a stopover at the impossibly scenic TarraWarra Estate. After tasting their award-winning wines, art lovers won’t want to miss out on the contemporary cool of the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

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Highlights

  • Ride the century old steam train Puffing Billy as it winds through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.
  • Healesville Sanctuary – world-renowned destination to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Wine tasting at boutique Yarra Valley wineries selected to suit your preference
  • Two-course lunch with beverages at one of the Yarra Valley’s finest winery restaurants
  • Farm gate tastings of the Valley’s renowned local produce


Inclusions

  • Puffing Billy
  • Healesville Sanctuary entry
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning tea
  • Two-course lunch with beverages
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 8-hour tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Yarra Valley Private Tour

Explore this region of celebrated food, wine and wildlife on Melbourne’s doorstep

One of Australia’s premier wine growing regions, the Yarra Valley is situated less than an hour from Melbourne. Despite its proximity to the bustling city, it feels a whole world away, with breathtaking scenery of rolling hills laced with vineyards against the backdrop of the Great Dividing Range.

Prior to indulging in the Yarra Valley’s acclaimed cool-climate wines and gourmet produce, you may wish to visit the award-winning Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This internationally renowned bushland haven offers the chance to see iconic Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and more. While at the sanctuary, see the elusive platypus in a fascinating and unique show ‘Tales from Platypus Creek’.

Indulge your senses as you savour current vintage, museum and limited release wines at a selection of boutique cellar-doors such as Yarra Yering, Oakridge, Seville Estate, TarraWarra, Pimpernel, and more. Best known for pinot noir and chardonnay, the region also offers fine shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc along with many alternative varieties.

A sumptuous lunch with accompanying estate wines will be served overlooking the vines at one the region’s leading vineyard restaurants (Levantine Hill, TarraWarra or Oakridge)

From there it’s all down to your impeccable taste. Continue wine tasting, or sample the wares of leading producers such as the Yarra Valley Dairy, Four Pillars Distillery, Napoleon Cider house or Detour Beer Co. Your guide can tailor the perfect afternoon to suit your tastes.


Make an enquiry for a Yarra Valley Private Tour


Highlights

  • Wine tasting at a selection of boutique Yarra Valley wineries tailored to suit your personal taste
  • Lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants (Levantine Hill, TarraWarra or Oakridge)
  • Option to visit Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary – world-renowned destination to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Taste the Yarra Valley’s sublime produce during a visit to a local, dairy, distillery or brewery


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages
  • Entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary (Optional)
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

10:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (09:00am if including Healesville Sanctuary)


Duration

Approx. 8-hours


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