Multi-day Snow Experiences

Explore Mount Buller, Mount Hotham or Falls Creek

Set high among Australia’s majestic snow capped mountains in the Victorian Snowfields, you will find some of the southern hemisphere’s most picturesque alpine holiday destinations.

An easy 3-5 hour drive north east of Melbourne, the international-standard ski resorts of Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, offer luxurious European style ski-in/ski-out accommodation, quaint alpine villages and a range of unique snow holiday experiences.

All resorts offer extensive ski runs and diverse terrain for the hard-core skiers, as well as private and group lessons, fun beginner programs and advanced ski and snowboard coaching. If skiing is not your game, there are plenty of unique snow activities on offer, such as snow-shoeing, dog sledding and snowmobile tours.

To help you experience the perfect Australian winter holiday, we also offer a range of broader experiences such as a visit to world class wineries, enjoy local gourmet produce or perhaps visit the home of a local for a true taste of life in Australia.

From the most dedicated ski enthusiasts to the first time snow tourist, we can create an unforgettable experience.


Sample Itinerary

Morning: Meet your private snow concierge/driver guide at your nominated Melbourne hotel, address or airport before commencing your journey through the spectacular Australian countryside on your way to either Mt Buller, Mt Hotham or Falls Creek. If a private charter flight or helicopter transfer is more your style, we can arrange private air transfers to take you directly to the resorts.

En route to your chosen ski resort, stop off in the Yarra Valley (Mt Buller) or King Valley (Falls Creek/Mt Hotham) to enjoy additional touring such as:

  • Aussie Lifestyle: visit a local farm/home, experience the Aussie way of life and enjoy home-cooked lunch or morning tea
  • Wildlife Encounter: visit a local wildlife sanctuary for a face-to-face encounter with unique Australian animals
  • Private Wine: enjoy a private wine experience at the world famous De Bortoli or Brown Brothers wineries
  • Gourmet Food: visit local chocolate or cheese factories, try fresh local honey and other gourmet produce.

Afternoon: Depart from your morning stop and head for the charming country towns of Mansfield (Mt Buller), Bright (Mt Hotham) or Mt Beauty (Falls Creek) at the base of the ski resorts.

Enjoy a quick lunch before starting the drive up the mountain to your alpine accommodation. On arrival your Snow concierge will help you check in and prepare for your snow experiences the following day. Spend the afternoon exploring the delights of the picturesque alpine village and the resort services.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at one of the resort’s local restaurants followed by an evening at your leisure.

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your apartment/hotel before meeting your Snow concierge to enjoy your pre-arranged Signature Snow Experiences. Guests can choose from one of the following experiences:

  • Private Ski: Join a private ski/snowboard lesson with an expert instructor
  • Snow Adventures: Explore your ski resort on a Dog Sled, Snowmobile or Snow Shoeing Tour
  • Relax and Rejuvenate: Relax in luxury with a 90 min standard massage.

Noon: Enjoy a café style lunch at one of the local cafes/restaurants.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon practising your skiing/snowboarding skills, exploring the resort’s many snow play activities or take a scenic chairlift ride to see the rest of the resort.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at your leisure before exploring the après ski culture at one of the lively bars, or enjoy the quality hospitality and facilities available at your hotel/apartment.

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out of your room before returning to Melbourne or perhaps spend a half day at the resort for additional snow activities.

Noon: Stop at one of the local country townships for a casual lunch/coffee break and enjoy local Australian hospitality.

Afternoon: Conclude your Melbourne snow experience at your nominated hotel, address or the airport.

Morning: Meet your private snow concierge/driver guide at your nominated Melbourne hotel, address or airport before commencing your journey through the spectacular Australian countryside on your way to either Mt Buller, Mt Hotham or Falls Creek. If a private charter flight or helicopter transfer is more your style, we can arrange private air transfers to take you directly to the resorts.

En route to your chosen ski resort, stop off in the Yarra Valley (Mt Buller) or King Valley (Falls Creek/Mt Hotham) to enjoy additional touring such as:

  • Aussie Lifestyle: visit a local farm/home, experience the Aussie way of life and enjoy home-cooked lunch or morning tea
  • Wildlife Encounter: visit a local wildlife sanctuary for a face-to-face encounter with unique Australian animals
  • Private Wine: enjoy a private wine experience at the world famous De Bortoli or Brown Brothers wineries
  • Gourmet Food: visit local chocolate or cheese factories, try fresh local honey and other gourmet produce.

Afternoon: Depart from your morning stop and head for the charming country towns of Mansfield (Mt Buller), Bright (Mt Hotham) or Mt Beauty (Falls Creek) at the base of the ski resorts.

Enjoy a quick lunch before starting the drive up the mountain to your alpine accommodation. On arrival your Snow concierge will help you check in and prepare for your snow experiences the following day. Spend the afternoon exploring the delights of the picturesque alpine village and the resort services.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at one of the resort’s local restaurants followed by an evening at your leisure.

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your apartment/hotel before meeting your Snow concierge to enjoy your pre-arranged Signature Snow Experiences. Guests can choose from one of the following experiences:

  • Private Ski: Join a private ski/snowboard lesson with an expert instructor
  • Snow Adventures: Explore your ski resort on a Dog Sled, Snowmobile or Snow Shoeing Tour
  • Relax and Rejuvenate: Relax in luxury with a 90 min standard massage.

Noon: Enjoy a café style lunch at one of the local cafes/restaurants.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon practising your skiing/snowboarding skills, exploring the resort’s many snow play activities or take a scenic chairlift ride to see the rest of the resort.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at your leisure before exploring the après ski culture at one of the lively bars, or enjoy the quality hospitality and facilities available at your hotel/apartment.

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out of your room before returning to Melbourne or perhaps spend a half day at the resort for additional snow activities.

Noon: Stop at one of the local country townships for a casual lunch/coffee break and enjoy local Australian hospitality.

Afternoon: Conclude your Melbourne snow experience at your nominated hotel, address or the airport.



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Duration

3 Day / 2 Night Package



Great Ocean Road & Grampians (3-Day Tour)

A three-day road trip combining the Great Ocean Road with the rugged beauty of the Grampians National Park

The rugged coastline of Great Ocean Road and great sandstone mountains of the Grampians National Park are two of the Australia’s most spectacular regions. The diverse scenery, native wildlife, and incredible food and wine experiences from the coast to the mountains provide the ultimate three-day Australian road trip.

Your journey begins tracing the full length of one of the world’s most spectacular coastal touring routes, the Great Ocean Road. Visit azure surf beaches, quaint seaside hamlets and spot lazy kangaroos and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat along the way. Enjoy a verdant rainforest interlude in the Great Otway National Park before arriving at the scenic highlight of the Great Ocean Road – the iconic Twelve Apostles. Stroll 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.

Spend the night in the charming maritime village of Port Campbell with a relaxed dinner at a classic Australian pub where you may meet some of the locals and sample the regions produce. The next morning consider rising early for an unforgettable sunrise viewing at the Twelve Apostles and explore less visited natural wonders of the Port Campbell National Park – all before the tourists arrive!

Continue inland to the Southern Grampians National Park for lunch in the quaint rural town of Dunkeld. The mountainous beauty of the region is showcased to its fullest extent with an optional hike to the summit of The Piccaninny. This easy, gradual climb through open forest (with stunning wildflower displays during spring) culminates with jaw-dropping views of Mount Abrupt. Tonight, you will fall asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the Australian bush.

A leisurely breakfast will be followed by a visit to the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you’ll learn the indigenous history of this beautiful region. Your guide will take you on another breathtaking hike before you enjoy a well-earned lunch in Halls Gap. En route back to Melbourne visit an esteemed boutique winery for a structured tasting of cool-climate wines.


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 highlights:

  • 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

Afternoon highlights:

  • Lunch in the rural Southern Grampians town of Dunkeld
  • Explore the rugged beauty of the Grampians National Park with the option to hike the Piccaninny trail

Evening hightlights:

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

Morning highlights:

  • Breakfast at leisure
  • Learn the Aboriginal history of the Grampians National Park at the Brambuk Cultural Centre
  • Option to hike to The Pinnacle Lookout and admire the vast views of the Grampians. Keep an eye out for native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and even echidnas.

Afternoon highlights:

  • Structured wine tasting and café-style lunch at Great Western Estate
  • Wine tasting at the scenic Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard
  • The historic gold-rush city of Ballarat

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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Inclusions

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


Exclusion

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


Duration

This is a 3 day / 2 night tour

Commence: Day 1 at 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne hotel / address

Conclude: Day 3 at approx. 05:00pm at your nominated Melbourne hotel / address



King Valley & High Country (2-Day)

Wander off the beaten path for intimate experiences on this gastronomic adventure

Punctuated by a morning tea in the picturesque township of Yea, you’ll be mesmerised by the staggering beauty on show during the drive from Melbourne to the High Country’s mountainous expanse, dotted with rolling vineyards and picture-perfect townships.

The first port of call on your two-day Acacia tour of the majestic King Valley is the family-run “Prosecco Road” champion Pizzini Wines, where you’ll enjoy a picnic in their beautiful gardens after a cheese-matched wine tasting. From there, take your pick of the neighbouring vineyards.

Once you’ve checked into the greenery-shrouded retreat of Albertine’s Beechworth Boutique Hotel, prepare for dinner at one of the stars of regional Victoria’s dining scene, the much-awarded restaurant Provenance. Situated in what was once the gold rush Bank of Australasia, chef Michael Ryan’s menu has been heavily influenced by his travels in Japan.

Setting out for the beauty of Bright, perched on a glittering stretch of the Ovens River cupped by mountains, take in the local vineyards and breweries in this breathtaking spot that’s best viewed from the peak of Huggin’s Lookout.

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Highlights

  • Exclusive and private structured cellar door wine tasting paired with local cheeses and produce at Pizzini Wines followed by a gourmet picnic lunch in the cellar door garden
  • Enjoy the best of Australian sparkling wine visiting wineries on “Prosecco Road”
  • An exquisite two-course dinner at the highly-acclaimed Provenance restaurant
  • Overnight at the luxury lodging of Albertine’s Beechworth
  • Explore historic Beechworth – a remarkably well preserved and picture-perfect gold-mining town
  • A visit to the high-country township of Bright – perfect in any season
  • Lunch and wine tasting at Feathertop Winery, Bright


Inclusions

  • Exclusive wine and cheese tasting
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning teas
  • Day 1: Picnic lunch with beverages
  • Two-course dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation with continental breakfast at Albertine’s Beechworth
  • Day 2: Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 2-day tour departs from 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne address.



Grampians Walks, Wildlife, & Wine

Grampians Walks, Wildlife, & Wine

The first stop on your adventurous two-day escape to the spectacular Grampians National Park is the Victorian era boomtown of Ballarat.  Guests can choose to visit Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum that transports you back to 1850’s gold rush fever. Alternatively visit the award-winning Ballarat Wildlife Park renowned for up-close encounters with Australian native animals including Victoria’s premier koala experience.

From there we’ll whisk you away to Dunkeld, a picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the stunning twin peaks of mounts Abrupt and Sturgeon in the southern Grampians National Park. Spot kangaroos while walking the arboretum or perhaps forage through the celebrated kitchen garden of the Royal Mail Hotel, your dining and rest spot for the night. This evening you will be treated to an envelope-pushing dinner you’ll never forget at one of Australia’s finest restaurants.

Day two brings with it a world of potential.  Explore Brambuck Aboriginal Culture Centre and perhaps trek up to the majesty of Mackenzie Falls before a picnic lunch. With several hikes on offer, pick how hard you want to work and then wash it all down with a well-earned sparkling wine at Seppelt Great Western winery en route back to Melbourne.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning Southern Grampian vistas in Dunkeld
  • Overnight at the highly acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel with gourmet five-course degustation dinner
  • Visit to Brambuck cultural centre to learn more of the regions significant aboriginal heritage
  • For the active, hike to the Pinnacle for an unsurpassed view of the Grampians
  • Visit Sovereign Hill or the Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Picnic lunch with friendly kangaroos in Zumsteins
  • Wine tasting at the historic Seppelt Great Western winery – home to Australia’s finest sparkling shiraz


Inclusions

  • All wine and produce tastings
  • National Park fees
  • Daily Two-course lunch with beverages (beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation at the Royal Mail Hotel
  • Five-course dinner with beverages (beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Sovereign Hill entry or Ballarat Wildlife Park entry
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 2-day / 1-night tour departs from 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



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.

Make an enquiry


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