1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Yarra Valley

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Yarra Valley Wineries With Lunch

Product ID: 205351
Discover the Yarra Valley on this exciting Day Tour from Melbourne. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at 3 local wineries, meet local winemakers, enjoy an Aussie morning tea, and ride the Puffing Billy steam train.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:10 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Federation Square or select Melbourne CBD Hotels. Please be at your pickup location 10 minutes prior to its scheduled departure. Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected from the list during the booking process. If your hotel does not appear on the list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please call the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Wine tasting at 3 award-winning wineries including Dominique Portet
  • Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch with matching wine at Rochford Estate
  • Ride on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train
  • Enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the stunning Dandenong Ranges
Full description
Relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of rolling hills and dense green forests on the way to the Dandenong Ranges. Visit the Sherbrooke Forest for a delicious morning tea. The area is famous for its lyrebirds, crimson rosella, cockatoos, kookaburras, and cockatoos.

After your morning tea, ride the restored Puffing Billy steam train for a memorable journey on Australia's most famous heritage railway through the forest. Arrive in the Yarra Valley where the first stop is Rochford Winery. Here you'll enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the vines before enjoying a comprehensive wine tasting where you'll have the chance to taste the winery's most famous wines.

Visit two more boutique wineries where you'll meet the wine makers and taste their range of local wines before returning to Melbourne.
Includes
  • Puffing Billy steam train ride
  • Devonshire tea
  • 2 course lunch
  • Wine tasting at 3 wineries
  • Professional guide
  • Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at select hotels in Melbourne CBD

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• It is recommended to bring/wear: comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, camera, and a jacket in the cooler months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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May be a bit more expensive than similar tours but worth it.... amazing guide with right balance of information and humour, fantastic lunch and informative wine tasting sessions. We took our two children they would have appreciated longer on the train but they played outside happily at each vineyard. Overall a great family day for us as part of our long weekend in Melbourne.

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October 18, 2019

Well organised and relaxed!

We had a great day, our guide Liam was awesome. Pick up was a breeze. Puffing billy was great. We stopped at 3 wineries. The only negative of the day was lunch- the main was great but the dessert was dry and stale banana cake with no choice given. The wine tasting at this establishment lasted exactly 9 minutes with several people missing out on tasting wines because it was so rushed. The other 2 places were good with the last place being the best- the host was up for a chat, a great sense of humour and more than happy for extra tastes of each wine. I’d definately book other tours through AAT Kings as we were impressed with the great organisation, friendly staff and great activities.

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October 1, 2019

Fun day

The highlight of our day was the Yering Farm Winery. It is family owned and they are lovely hosts. Great wine and storytelling along with beautiful scenery. Our driver was great - a little too much commentary on the drive. Some quiet time is good. Meals were lovely and overall a wonderful memorable day.

May 11, 2019

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AAT Kings

Product ID: 205351