See The Best Of The Yarra Valley From All Angles

Get ready for a spectacular day as you take in the rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley from every angle. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, this is it. From the hot-air ballooning start with Global Ballooning(opens in a new tab) through to lunch and wine at one of Australia’s best locations, you will get a perfect introduction to everything the Valley has to offer.

Note: Indicative times of 4:00 am to 6:30 pm would apply but will be confirmed prior to the date of travel. Pick up is from your city hotel or from another agreed point.

Tour Details

Everything You Need To Know

Price

Per Adult: $650
Per Child (6-12 yo): $500


Start time

4:00 am


Finish time

6:30 pm


Meeting place

Pick-up from your city hotel or at another agreed point.


Inclusions

Transport, hot-air balloon experience with breakfast, tastings at Coldstream Hills and Medhurst Vineyards, a glass of sparkling at Domaine Chandon Winery, main course, a la carte lunch with a glass of wine and coffee at the stunning Yering Station Winery, wine and cheese flight at De Bortoli Winery, bottled water, guide and GST


Note

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Itinerary


An Early Start

Morning mist over Yarra Valley vineyard

The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most famous hot-air ballooning destinations, so get ready to generate some incredible memories.

Your day starts very early, pre-dawn when you depart your accommodation for the Yarra Valley. We will pick you up at your city hotel and escort you to the designated balloon-briefing site.

Get Ready to Fly

Hot air balloon, early morning over Yarra Valley vineyards

Get hands-on and assist with the balloon launch or freely enjoy capturing the experience through photos. And then, you’re airbound! You’ll silently drift above Yarra Glen, the vineyards and the meandering Yarra River. After flying for approximately 1 hour, you’ll descend to pack up the balloon before travelling through to Balgownie Estate Vineyard for a hearty champagne breakfast.

Coldstream Hills Vineyard Tasting

Vineyard in dress circle of the Yarra Valley

Coldstream Hills is a perfect location to kick off the first wine tasting of the day. Established by one of Australia’s leading authors and commentators on wine, James Halliday, you’ll be enthralled by their award-winning chardonnay and pinot noir.

Medhurst Vineyard Tasting

Medhurst Cellar Door, Yarra Valley

Established in 1999, the family-owned vineyard of 35 acres has a delightful elevation in the foothills of the Warramate Ranges and produces a small selection of elegant table wines. Enjoy another tasting of this family’s wonderful wines together with olives, local cheese and biscuits.

Domaine Chandon Sparkling

From Domaine Chandon vineyard looking toward Great Dividing Mountain Range, Yarra Valley

We then head to the very famous and very French Domaine Chandon. Enjoy a private tour through the Riddling Hall and hear about the production process before enjoying a glass of premium sparkling wine (methode champenoise) while taking in the glorious vista.

Yering Station Vineyard Lunch & Tasting

Yering Station Winebar Restaurant exterior, Yarra Valley

Yering Station is the site of Victoria’s first vineyard in 1838 and a terrific place to enjoy a memorable lunch. The modern Wine Bar Restaurant affords glorious views across farmland to the Great Dividing Range and here we’ll sit down for an a la carte main course meal in one of Australia’s most spectacular venues.

Post-lunch, adjourn to the historic red-brick building (c.1859) for wine-tasting. The original winery now houses a produce store, art gallery and cellar door.

De Bortoli Vineyard Wine & Cheese Flight

Cheese platter at De Bortoli Cellar Door, Yarra Valley

As Italian as Domaine Chandon is French, you’ll love this taste of Italian-Australian heritage. With 3 generations of family ownership, De Bortoli is also one of Victoria’s most-loved wineries. It’s a perfect way to finish the day, including a pairing of selected wines and cheeses.

Journey Home

Yarra Valley vineyard

There is just one thing for you to do – sit back and enjoy the ride as you savour your precious new memories. Passing through Steels Creek and Christmas Hills, just make sure to keep an eye out for the occasional kangaroo!

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