Duration: 8 hours
No. of Guests: 1-10
Languages: Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German & Italian (others by request)
Nestled among many of Victoria’s best-loved mountain ranges is the quiet, sprawling Yarra Valley region. It’s number one for wine touring and can boast of one of Australia’s best wildlife sanctuaries. Add this to a host of talented local farmers, winemakers, distillers, brewers and restauranteurs and you have one exceptional region for touring and a day out with something for everyone.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be met at your hotel by your expert Localing guide for a 10 am start. The short drive to the Yarra Valley is a great chance to share some of your tastes and interests so these can be made a feature of your uniquely tailored experience.
Sit back and get to know your host in a luxury touring vehicle equipped with wi-fi, water and a selection of Victorian treats. Take the backroads for a scenic journey through quiet leafy suburbs and rolling hills.
You might like to go behind the scenes at Victoria’s premier Wildlife Park, Healesville Sanctuary. Choose the option to have a ranger personally take you to meet, feed and pet our favourite cuddly creatures, or enjoy the park at your own pace.
Head behind a few cellar doors to chat with winemakers and sample some of the region’s best local wines, including plenty of wonderful pinots and chardonnays.
The region is renowned for farm-to-plate experiences at restaurants and cellar doors. Enjoy a casual lunch or something more elegant among rolling hills and sprawling vineyards.
Finish the day with a visit to a state-of-the-art gin distillery, producing some of the world’s best gins using quintessentially Australian botanicals.
The local dairy produces some stunning cow and sheep cheese, which makes a lovely alternative for non-gin drinkers or choose to spend the time enjoying a leisurely walk around a stunning local reservoir.
Your Localing host will have you back in Melbourne by 6 pm.
(start and finish times can be varied to suit your needs).
Tour Highlights / Inclusions:
– Expert Localing guide
– Premium private touring vehicle with in-car wi-fi
– Locally bottled spring water and Victorian treats
– Scenic drive through rolling hills and local bushland
– Admission to Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park
– Local morning tea
– Tutored wine tastings and cellar door experiences
– Fascinating stories and unique insights
– Standard activity and admission expenses
– Maker-led cheese or gin tastings
$1500A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$220A for each additional guest (up to 10 total)
Children under 5 free
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Café dining +$80A P. P.
Gourmet dining +$120A p. p.
Airport pickup (max 4) +$160A total
Airport drop-off (max 4) +$120A total
Professional photographer +$1200A total
Owner host (Dan or Dean) +$600A total
Foreign language host +$280A total
Public holidays & peak season +$360A total
Exclusive wildlife encounters +$180 p. p.
Dawn hot air balloon flight (shared) +$740A p. p.
Unique Enrichments (by design)
Sky diving and scenic Tiger Moth flights over the Valley
Unique, private dining experiences
Gin-making and other expert-led masterclasses