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 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.


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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


Related tours



Melbourne to Adelaide (3-Day)

An unrivalled journey along the awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road between Australia’s southern capitals

Australia’s great southern land is packed with so much to see and do. With this three-day Acacia trip, you’ll be able to tick off two states as we tour between Melbourne and Adelaide.

Leaving Melbourne, your first day’s escape will take in the roaring majesty of the legendary surf break at Bells Beach, cliff-top lighthouses, and koalas clinging to treetops as we follow the scenic Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay. Savour dinner at one of the Great Ocean Road’s most impressive restaurants.

Day two is action packed starting with a walk through the ancient timber and lush tree-ferns of Melba Gully then on to the breathtaking limestone icons of the Twelve Apostles and other highlights of the Port Campbell National Park. Spot kangaroos and emu as we set off to the idyllic maritime village of Port Fairy en route to Mount Gambier near the South Australian border.

Wonder at nature’s power on day three, from the sunken gardens of the Umpherston Sinkhole to the azure brilliance of South Australia’s Blue Lake, nestled in a dormant volcano crater. Feeling thirsty? There’s time for a couple of winery stop-overs in the acclaimed Coonawarra wine region before arriving into Adelaide via the Naracoorte Caves World Heritage site, housing ancient fossils dating back 50,000 years.

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Highlights

  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • Dinner at the acclaimed restaurant Chris’s at Beacon Point
  • Rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park
  • Port Campbell National Park – The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and other highlights
  • Tower Hill Reserve – Extinct volcano and wildlife reserve
  • The quaint maritime village of Port Fairy
  • Mount Gambier’s vibrant Blue Lake
  • Wine tasting in the Coonawarra
  • Naracoorte Caves – World Heritage site
  • Two nights’ accommodation in regional Australia


Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Daily lunches with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Nightly dinners with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast at Chris’s Beacon Point
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast at The Barn, Mount Gambier
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 3 day / 2 night tour departs at 8:30am from your nominated Melbourne address



Great Ocean Road (2-Day Tour)

A leisurely paced coastal journey with an overnight stay in the seaside township of Port Campbell

One the Australia’s most exciting and ethereally stunning coastlines, the Great Ocean Road is a destination to be savoured. Make the most of your time travelling Australia’s most beautiful coastal drive by taking a leisurely pace with an overnight stay in a small coastal township during this two-day journey.

Visit the legendary Bells Beach – Australia’s celebrated surfing mecca and home to the world’s oldest and most prestigious surfing event. Walk amongst mobs of wild kangaroos at a local golf course, spot lazy koalas dozing in gumtrees and get up close to colourful native parrots at small coastal villages during your journey.

Soak up the cool Australian coastal vibe at seaside towns and enjoy a lunch of locally sourced produce and fresh seafood at one of the region’s leading restaurants. Breathe Eucalypt-scented air while exploring the towering rainforests of the Great Otway National Park before heading along the Shipwreck Coast to the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Stroll the cliff-edge boardwalks for the perfect vantage point to see these magnificent limestone stacks rise majestically from the Southern Ocean – there is also the option to view from above with a short helicopter flight.

Enjoy a night at your chosen accommodation, before a morning spent exploring less visited natural wonders of the Port Campbell National Park such as Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, London Bridge, The Grotto and the incredible Bay of Islands – all before the tourists arrive!

Visit some of the region’s finest farm-gates and producers: try hand-made cheese at Schulz Organic Dairy, aged whiskey at the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery and sample locally churned delights at the Timboon Fine Ice Creamery then relax on the journey back to Melbourne through open farmland and rural townships.


Itinerary Highlights

Morning highlights:

  • Watch surfers at Bells Beach
  • Morning Tea at Split Point Lighthouse
  • Photograph stop at Memorial Arch
  • Coastal panorama at Teddy’s Lookout
  • Observe koalas at Kennett River

Afternoon highlights:

  • Lunch overlooking the ocean in the township of Apollo Bay
  • Great Otway National Park rainforest walk
  • Explore the Port Campbell National Park including the iconic Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge

Evening hightlights:

  • Dinner at a local restaurant (own expense)
  • Overnight in your Port Campbell accommodation

Sunrise (Optional):

  • Admire the sun rising over the Twelve Apostles crowd free

Morning highlights:

  • Breakfast at leisure
  • Explore lessor visited attractions of the Port Campbell National Park such as London Bridge, The Grotto, The Arch and more
  • Great Ocean Road gourmet trail with farm gate tastings of organic cheese, honey, chocolate and fudge

Afternoon highlights:

  • Lunch at the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery (Optional Whiskey tasting)
  • Indulge at the Timboon Fine Ice Creamery
  • Journey through rich farmland and country towns

Southern Ocean Villas, Port Campbell

Southern Ocean Villas are positioned in a tranquil, landscaped environment.
Comfortable villas offer an open-planned kitchen and lounge/dining area plus an outdoor deck.
Villas are 5-minutes easy walking distance of Port Campbell’s town centre and main beach.

Alternative Port Campbell Accommodation

Alkina Lodge, AnchorsThe Port O Call Motel 

Night One: Southern Ocean Villas, Port Campbell

Southern Ocean Villas are positioned in a tranquil, landscaped environment.
Comfortable villas offer an open-planned kitchen and lounge/dining area plus an outdoor deck.
Villas are 5-minutes easy walking distance of Port Campbell’s town centre and main beach.

Alternative Port Campbell Accommodation

Alkina Lodge, AnchorsThe Port O Call Motel 

Night Two: Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

With sweeping views of Victoria’s Grampians, Deluxe Mountain View rooms idyllically showcase the peaceful surrounds of Dunkeld. Complete with private balconies and rainfall showers, it is conveniently located moments away from award-winning food and wine experiences on-site at the Royal Mail Hotel.

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Night One: Southern Ocean Villas, Port Campbell

Southern Ocean Villas are positioned in a tranquil, landscaped environment.
Comfortable villas offer an open-planned kitchen and lounge/dining area plus an outdoor deck.
Villas are 5-minutes easy walking distance of Port Campbell’s town centre and main beach.

Alternative Port Campbell Accommodation

Alkina Lodge, AnchorsThe Port O Call Motel 

Night Two: Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

With sweeping views of Victoria’s Grampians, Deluxe Mountain View rooms idyllically showcase the peaceful surrounds of Dunkeld. Complete with private balconies and rainfall showers, it is conveniently located moments away from award-winning food and wine experiences on-site at the Royal Mail Hotel.

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Daily morning teas
  • Daily lunches with beverages
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Exclusion

  • Dinner (Your local guide can assist with arrangements and transfers)


Duration

This is a 2 day / 1 night tour

Commence: Day One at 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne address

Conclude: Day Two at approx. 05:00pm at your nominated Melbourne address



Great Ocean Road & Helicopter Journey

By land and by air – the ultimate way to experience the breathtaking coastline of the Great Ocean Road

From observing surfers ride the wild waves of Bells Beach to soaring high above one of Australia’s natural icons in a private helicopter, there’s so much to see and do on Acacia’s adventurous Great Ocean Road & Helicopter journey.

After morning tea set high on the clifftop at Split Point lighthouse, tour the Great Ocean Road in comfort as it winds along the coast. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife, from koalas to native parrots then flick through your Australian fauna selfies over a delicious two-course lunch at Apollo Bay’s acclaimed La Bimba.

Following lunch, the road turns inland through the towering rainforest of the Great Otway National Park emerging at one of nature’s marvels, the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and the breathtaking Shipwreck Coast.

After an invigorating day touring the Great Ocean Road, indulge in the ultimate finale by boarding a private helicopter for the scenic 75-minute flight high above the dramatic coastline and fertile rainforests before touching down in the heart of Melbourne.

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Highlights

  • Experience the very best of the Great Ocean Road from the sky in a private helicopter flight from the Twelve Apostles to Melbourne
  • Port Campbell National Park including The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe koalas and native parrots in the wild at Kennett River
  • Lunch showcasing the quality local produce of the Great Ocean Road
  • Great Otway National Park


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 75-minute helicopter flight (Twelve Apostles – Melbourne) including vehicle transfer to hotel
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

08:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address

(Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 9 – 10 hours



Great Ocean Road Private Tour

An unforgettable journey along one of the world’s great coastal drives

One of the world’s great coastal drives, the journey along the Great Ocean Road takes you past windswept beaches, through ancient rainforests and along rugged coastline to the iconic Twelve Apostles – an unforgettable experience.

Your journey begins at Bells Beach – Australia’s celebrated surfing mecca and home to the world’s oldest and most prestigious surfing event, The Rip Curl Pro. Spot mobs of lazy kangaroos basking in the morning sun and pass through seaside towns before arriving at Split-Point Lighthouse for a morning tea with panoramic views from the cliff-top.

Continue along the Great Ocean Road to the seaside hamlet of Kennett River, where you can get up close to colourful native parrots and observe wild koalas dozing in gumtrees.

Following lunch in the popular coastal village of Apollo Bay, continue touring as the road forges inland through the lush verdant gullies and towering ancient forest of the Great Otway National Park.

The dramatic coastline of the Shipwreck Coast brings you to the highlight of the day – the rugged splendour of the Twelve Apostles. Stroll cliff-edge boardwalks for the perfect vantage point to see these magnificent limestone stacks rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. Venture on to Loch Ard Gorge – one of the most dramatically beautiful beaches in Australia – and discover tales of tragedy and heroism at the site where the Victorian-era clipper famously sunk in 1878.

Conclude your Great Ocean Road private tour with a relaxing and comfortable journey back to Melbourne through the rural townships and open farmland of Victoria.

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Highlights

  • Port Campbell National Park including The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe Kangaroos, Koalas and native parrots in the wild
  • Lunch in the pretty seaside hamlet of Apollo Bay
  • Lush fern gullies and rainforest of the Great Otway National Park


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

08:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 11 – 12 hours



Melbourne by Night

An after dark discovery of the city’s river, laneways and creative restaurant and bar scene

Melbourne is a city teeming with creativity and its bars and restaurants are no exception with the most exciting venues often behind obscure doors, up unmarked staircases and down darkened alleys. What better way to discover Australia’s “Capital of Cool” than heading out on the town with a local?

Start the night with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide through the city along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline and soak up the energy and atmosphere of the Southbank restaurant and bar precinct before disembarking your private cruise at Federation Square.

Set off on foot as your guide introduces you to some of the city’s culinary hotspots. Sample signature dishes that showcase the diversity of cuisines and depth of experimentation for which Melbourne’s chefs are world renowned.

As the night progresses, and we get to know you better, expect something unscripted based on your own personal preferences. Perhaps you have a sweet tooth or a penchant for a fine single malt whiskey? Maybe venture to a rooftop cocktail bar to take in views of the city lights? What is certain is that by evening’s end you will have a greater insight in to our city’s enviable dining and bar scene.

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Highlights

  • Cruise the Yarra River with Sparkling wine taking in the sights of Melbourne
  • Experience signature dishes at some of Melbourne’s renowned culinary hotspots
  • Exploring Melbourne’s thriving small bar scene
  • Uncover hidden laneway and roof top bars and cafes


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private river cruise (Approx. 45-mins)
  • Progressive dinner with beverages
  • Vehicle transfers (Tour is primarily on foot)


Commence

06:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 5 hours