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Horse Trail & Wine Tour of the Yarra Valley

Journey with us into the Yarra Valley and experience a classic Australian Horse Trail Ride and Wine Tasting, followed by a delicious lunch in the Valley.

On this one-of-a-kind day tour, you will experience the thrills of riding horseback through true Australian Bushland whilst sipping wine at a classic Australian bush hut, before enjoying the finer things in life with a wine tasting & lunch in the heart of the Yarra Valley wine region.

Departing from Melbourne, you will be immersed into your journey right away as you are greeted by your friendly Tour Local Driver-Guide, board our luxury midi-bus, and meet your fellow travellers … let the fun begin!

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Inclusions // $325pp

☀ 2.5 Hour Yarra Valley Horse Trail Ride, led by an expert Australian Horseman

☀ Wine Tasting Experience during your ride, overlooking the Yarra Valley at a quintessential Australia Bush Hut

☀ Time in Healesville to explore this quaint Valley Village and arrange your own lunch

☀ Visit to one of the Yarra Valley’s finest wineries, with a wine tasting included here

☀ Visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, with free samples, and time to explore at your leisure

☀ All-Day Transport & Guide in our Luxury Touring Bus with Local Pickup & Return (Melbourne)

☀ You choose your pickup location – we come to you!

☀ Donation on your behalf to Greening Australia – as part of our Tours for Trees initiative!

FAQ

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

Get your group together, and let us treat you to a day out!
You Choose the Date || You Choose Your Pickup Location || Just you (and your friends) on board!
Minimum Group Number = 6 Travellers

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YOUR JOURNEY

Meet us at your designated Pickup Location – your memorable tour is about to begin!

We believe that the journey is half the fun – and as such we like to practice what we preach.

Whilst we make into the Yarra Valley and into our first stop, the following will happen…

  • You will become acquainted with your friendly driver – this will be the person responsible for ensuring your day goes to plan, that you are well looked after, and that you get home safely at the end of the day…we suggest you be nice to them 😉
  • You will get a rundown of the day – don’t worry, we will remind you of the important things that you need to remember as the day goes on. 
  • You will have time to relax into the day – simply sit back and relax, one of the best things about today is that you don’t have to worry about a thing…let us do that for you. Chances are you’ll also hear some hilarious jokes (or absolutely horrendous… depending on your driver); sing along to some great tunes; and kick off the good times before we even arrive at our first stop.
  • You will be met with some absolutely amazing views 

As we make our way up into Chum Creek, any hint of an urban environment is quickly left behind, as we are greeted by the classic Aussie Bushland. 

Be welcomed by your experienced horse trail guide, and be matched with a beautiful and reliable horse on this 2.5 hour trail ride, climbing up through the Yarra Ranges, taking in views that some only dream of. Try to spot the wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas and wombats!

Half way through you will arrive at “the top”, dismount your steed, and enjoy an amazing wine tasting whilst sitting out front of (or in, if the weather deems it) a classic Australian Bushman’s Hut, with sweeping views of the valley and an endless sky. 

Once refreshed, remount your horse and make your way back down to the valley, where your bus will be waiting. 

Arriving into Healesville, we see instantly why this charming village is so renowned within the Yarra Valley.
Full of boutique shops & cafes, warm & hearty pubs, and a charm that can’t be beat – we relish any chance we get to spend here.

We would hate to restrict your time here, as with so many great pubs, cafe’s, and bakeries – there is no shortage of places to eat. As such, we give you plenty of time to sit down and enjoy a hearty meal (should you wish) before we continue onward.

You will have some time here in the town to explore, before it’s back on the bus, and off to our chocolate shop!

It wouldn’t be a “wine tour” if we weren’t to visit the thing the Yarra Valley is most famous for…its wineries!

We stop in today at one of our favourites, and one of the Valley’s finest Wineries, for you to be able to savour the taste that has had both locals and visitors visiting this area for over 150 years now!

The Yarra Valley Chocolate Shop is truly one of a kind!
Enjoy your free samples, get a coffee and sit and relax, treat yourself to a creamy ice cream, or browse the hundreds of different chocolate items on stock here.

Alas, all good things must come to an end.

However, don’t think that the return journey will just be a boring drive home, we definitely do make the most of last bits of time together.
Sing along to some tunes, update “the gram”, or share some more good times with your ‘tour friends’.
We will get you back to your pickup location safe and sound.

We expect to be departing the Yarra Valley at approx 3.30pm

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With our fleet of luxury coaches & midi buses, you know that when you are on a journey with us, it’ll be one of comfort, style, and safety.

And of course, one of fun…as each one of our buses comes paired with one of our friendly and experienced Driver-Guides!

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General Information

Tour Cost
$350pp
Trust us, it’s worth it!

Tour Duration
This is a full day bus tour, approx 9 hours. If you are making dinner plans in the city, we suggest no earlier than 5.00pm

Departure Time & Location
9.00am Melbourne: Arts Centre (100 St Kilda Road) – that’s outside the big Spire! Look out for our Tour Local bus in one of the Bus Zones.
This is very easy to access by Trains and Trams.

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What to Bring
Honestly..not much. Some extra money should you wish to do some extra shopping – we have plenty of space for bottles on board.
Please remember to wear long pants, and closed toed shoes for the horse ride (you are welcome to change out of these after).

Number of Passengers
We like to keep our groups at an easy to manage size – for both your enjoyment…and ours too. You can expect between 6-15 people on board.

Age Limit
The minimum age for this tour is 12.
Please be aware, anyone under the 18 of 18 will not be permitted to drink alcohol, but a substitute will be provided for. 

Pertaining to the Horse Trail Ride
This trail ride is designed for all to enjoy, and it perfect for beginners to intermediates.
Maximum Rider Weight = 95kg
(this is for the safety of the horse and will be enforced, no refund will be provided if a rider is measured above this)

Helmets will be Provided. Please wear long pants, and closed shoes.
This component is operated by Chum Creek Trail Rides. 

Cancellation & Refunds
If we must cancel a tour ( ie. covid restrictions, lack of numbers, inclement weather) then you will be provided with the option for a:

  • Full Refund
  • Full Tour Credit
  • Transfer of Tour Date

If you cancel a tour, the following conditions apply:

  • 15+ Days- Full Refund Provided
  • 8-14 Days- Full Credit Provided
  • Within 7 Day- No Refund/Credit Provided

We reserve the right to make any necessary changes either before or on the day to the itinerary that we deem necessary to ensure both passenger safety & enjoyment, and to ensure the tour is able to proceed. This includes, but not limited to, changes required to be made due to situations out of our control and changes that need to be made due to closure or unavailability of venues.

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Tour FAQ

Yes, we knew you’d ask this question.
Here is all you need to know in regards to Covid and Touring with us.

  • We will do ALL we can to still travel – we want to tour, you want to tour, we all want to tour.
  • If we need to cancel your tour due to Covid restrictions in place, we will offer you a FULL REFUND or the ability to select another date for travel.
  • Vaccinations are currently not mandatory to board our bus, however we accept no responsibility should you be refused access from a certain location due to this.
    ALL our staff are double-dosed.
  • Generally private group tours are exempt from density limits on buses – if we need to restrict the number of people on our buses, we will let you know of this as early as possible, and offer you a refund/date change should this be unavoidable for you.
  • Masks will be mandatory for the foreseeable future. We ask that everyone brings one with them on tour. A written exemption by a medical professional must be shown if you are not able to wear one.
  • We santisie our buses after every use, and ensure that  proper cleaning procedures are followedIf you have any other concerns, please just ask.
ADDITIONAL PEOPLE
We are generally pretty flexible with this, and as long as our vehicle can handle the additional people, as well as our venues can handle the additional people – then the more the merrier!

REMOVING PEOPLE
We understand that when booking so far in advance that sometimes plans change for people. This is why we always try to remain as flexible and understanding as possible.


For most days we do allow this – though there will be PLENTY on the tour itself…you won’t go thirsty.
Above all, respect must be maintained at all times towards our driver, our bus, and your fellow travellers.
We do not allow glass on board.
We reserve the right at any time to order that drinks not be consumed.

At this stage we are only offering this tour as a Private Tour (ie. just your group on board)

You can book just for yourself if you like – don’t worry, you’ll still have fun!

FOR PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY

Technically we don’t have a minimum number, we would be more than happy to provide any of our tours to a group of x2 or more.
However, our Tour prices are based on a minimum of x6 passengers.

If there were to be less than this, then we would customise the tour and price to suit you.

NO!
We don’t like to include any hidden fees or hidden additional charges on the day.
The price you see here is all that you need to pay.

The most important things you need to remember are to do with our Horse Trail Ride, these are:

  • Long Pants (yes, even when its hot)
  • Closed Toe Shoes (no thongs or sandles)A few other additions you may like to bring are:
  • Camera – for those great photo ops (though your phone normally suffices)
  • Drink Bottle – always good to stay hydrated
  • Extra Money – just in case you want to buy some more drinks, or even some to take home
Yes of course – we can cater for all common allergies & dietary requests.
All we ask is that you let us know of these upon booking so we can ensure we have time to prepare.

We require payment at the time of booking to confirm your place on this tour.

If we, for some reason, can’t travel on the day then we will offer you a choice of the following…

  • Full Refund
  • Full Tour Credit
  • Transfer of Tour Date

If you cancel a tour, the following conditions apply:

  • 15+ Days- Full Refund Provided
  • 8-14 Days- Full Credit Provided
  • Within 7 Day- No Refund/Credit Provided

We reserve the right to make any necessary changes either before or on the day to the itinerary that we deem necessary to ensure both passenger safety & enjoyment, and to ensure the tour is able to proceed. This includes, but not limited to, changes required to be made due to situations out of our control and changes that need to be made due to closure or unavailability of venues.

We pickup from the Arts Centre in Melbourne – an easy to access spot.

Private Groups:
You Choose the Location. We must be at our first stop in Chum Creek (Yarra Valley) by 9.30am, so we will work your pickup time up from that.
Pickup Location must be within 40km of Melbourne CDB or SE Suburbs

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Our Green Initiative

TOURS FOR TREES

We love touring this beautiful land of ours – and we want to ensure it stays beautiful for future generations to enjoy.

This is why we have implemented our Tours for Trees initiative!
Every time you tour with us, we plant a tree – it’s that simple.

This way, you can enjoy your tour – whilst knowing that you are also helping to keep Australia green!

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