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Foodie Farm Gate and Wine Trail2020-10-23T02:21:04+00:00

Foodie, Farm Gate & Wine Trail

Immerse yourself in the beauty, and indulge in the taste – a food and wine tour like no other.
18+ Tour

Our Trail is not just about the delicious gourmet food you get to taste, or the amazing award winning wines & brews you have the pleasure of sampling… It’s about the experience that comes with it!

It’s about exploring a region draped in untapped beauty.
It’s about supporting local farmers, wine-makers, and shopkeeps.
It’s about enjoying a day out in Gourmet Gippsland; a day that you won’t soon forget.

With our all inclusive style of touring, you can rest assured that you will be well fed and well ‘hydrated’ on the day as well!
We will provide you with your very own authentic hessian shopping bag, that you are welcome to fill with all the goodies and local produce that you will find at these farm gates, and boutique country shops.

Private Group Bookings
Work Groups // Social Clubs // Group Day Out

Private Groups

Public Tour Booking
Weekends Only


Inclusions & Highlights

  • A memorable journey on our luxury touring bus.
  • Start the day off the right way with a delicious coffee, and time to browse small, country boutiques.
  • Cellar Door Tasting of Gippsland Finest Wines.
  • Be left in awe as we journey through the rolling green hills of Gippsland – a true sight to behold
  • Paddock to Plate Platter lunch, with our very own Farm Gate Experience.
  • Strawberry Picking! (extra).
  • Witness the splendors of the rugged Gippsland coastline
  • Delicious Cocktail Tasting at the most picturesque of locations.
  • A taste of some of the finest cheeses within Australia.
  • Relaxed Brewery Finish, with our own tasting paddles of the local brews.
  • Travel in comfort on our luxury bus.
  • Fully escorted, with plenty of touring fun along the way

How to Travel?

Public Tours :
These run on a weekly basis, every weekend.
Perfect for individuals; couples; or small groups of family or friends

Private Tours :
For Groups that already have their numbers together. We can allow for any number of people (though we suggest no more than 25 for this type of tour), and want their own private outing.
Great for Work Groups, Social Clubs, Sporting Groups.

Tour Duration

This is a full day bus tour (8 Hours approx)

Departure Time

Pickups Starting in Melbourne as we make our way down to the South East.
Melbourne: 8.30am
Dandenong: 9.00am
Officer: 9.30am
(
Approx. return: 6pm, into Melbourne)
We can offer private CBD Hotel Pickups prior to 8.30am
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For PRIVATE TOURS we can arrange your own pickup locations and timings to suit.

Group Sizes

Our small group sizes allow you to immerse yourself into the authenticity of the region; and get a true taste of the country in doing so.

Passengers: 8-25.

Should we not reach the minimum number on the day, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the tour. We shall update you 2 days prior to travel.

Got a Question?

FAQ

Can I bring my kids on tour?2020-10-20T21:44:29+00:00

For our PUBLIC TOURS, there is an age restriction of 18+.
Many of our visits include that of licenced premises, where alcohol will included as part of the tour.

If you are booking a PRIVATE TOUR, then we can allow for the inclusion of minors on board. However, they remain your responsibility throughout the day.
Any minor on board is charged at the regular price, minus $30 per minor.

What about Covid Restrictions?2020-10-23T02:35:16+00:00

Your safety is our number one concern.
Please have a look at our Covid Safe policy to see what we are doing in order to ensure this.
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If we cannot travel due to Covid Restrictions, you will receive a full refund of monies paid (or we can apply you a credit for a future tour).

Please note, the current Covid restrictions have hit us all hard, but none harder than those in the Tourism industry.
These places we will be visiting RELY on tourism such as this, which is why we are so excited to finally be able to get back out and see them once more!

What if we can’t travel?2020-10-23T02:35:54+00:00

If, for some reason WE cannot continue with the tour (lack of numbers, situations out of our control) then we will provide you with a full refund of the tour cost.
If YOU can no longer travel, then we will provide a full refund up until 7 days prior to the tour.
Between 6 Days and 48 hours prior, we will offer you a credit for a future tour OR 50% refund.
Should you cancel under 48 hours prior to the tour, then no refund can be given.

Can we buy goods and produce on tour?2020-10-19T01:44:11+00:00

YES! Of course – we encourage this.
We provide everyone with their own Gourmet Gippsland Hessian Shopping Bag, that you can fill to your hearts content.
We will also have room below the bus for additional storage AND an esky on board for those wanting to buy cold products.

What happens if it’s raining?2020-05-04T23:22:28+00:00

Gippsland is prone to some wet weather from time to time – but this doesn’t detract from our fun!
Our tours go ahead, rain, hail or shine. We spend a lot of time inside, in different cafe’s, farms houses etc. so there is plenty of time to keep dry.
However, if you wanted to go out and enjoy Gippsland in the rain (where a good photo or two can definitely come of it) we suggest a good pair of water proof shoes, and a rain jacket.

How many passengers do you allow on your public tours?2020-10-19T01:46:11+00:00

We don’t like to travel with large group sizes, as we feel this can detract from the experience.
As such, our group sizes range from between 8 – 20 people, on any given tour.

What type of bus will we travel on?2020-10-23T02:37:04+00:00

We take great pride in our fleet of buses!
All our buses are cleaned regularly, and all are well maintained and serviced.
Depending on how many people we have booked on tour, will determine (at times) which bus we bring on the day.

But don’t worry, we only travel in style and in comfort – you won’t be in a beaten up, rust bucket with us.
All our buses come equipped with the standard amenities that you expect on any luxury bus. This being air conditioning and heating, seat belts, a qualified and experienced driver and all safety gear.
On top of this, we can also include the following:
Complementary WiFi, Complementary Water, TV system, PA system, Music Playlists, Storage Bins & Racks, and charging ports.

Do you cater for food allergies?2020-10-19T01:51:32+00:00

Yes. We can adhere to most food allergies that are made known to us BEFORE the day of tour (please make us aware of this at the time of booking).
There may be some foods included on the tour that you are unable to eat, however, we will do our best to arrange a similar substitute.

The good news is, we don’t force you to eat any particular food, so the decision to do so lies with you.

What food & drink is included on the day?2020-10-19T01:53:46+00:00

We believe the best tours are the ones where our people are well fed!

As such, we shall provide the following throughout the day…

  • Coffee or Hot Chocolate
  • Scones & Savory Sausage Rolls
  • Fresh Meat & Produce and Antipasto Platter with housemade breads
  • Housemade Cheeses
  • Cocktail Sampling
  • Various Wines
  • Craft Beer Paddle

There will be plenty of time to buy your own food should you wish.

Please inform us should you have any allergies, and we’ll do our best to make a swap for you.

Do we need to bring money on the day?2020-10-19T01:55:10+00:00

No – but we would recommend bringing just a little.
What you pay to come on the tour covers all inclusions – including food & drink tastings.
However, you are welcome to buy your own food throughout the day, and there will be time to do this.

We also recommend bringing some extra money with you, as there will be ample time to make purchases at many of Gippsland best shopping locations.

What should we bring on the day?2020-10-19T01:55:48+00:00

All you need is yourself to enjoy this day – and we’ll take care of the rest.

However, we would make a few suggestions so you could really get the most out of your day.
Camera – (or just your phone) as there will be some GREAT photo opportunities
Warm Jacket – (weather dependent) as it can get quite cold down in Gippsland during some months.

Authentic Farm Gate Shopping Experience 

Take time to browse & buy at country style boutiques, and genuine farm gates; stocking the finest and freshest produce available!

EACH TOUR INCLUDES A FREE CANVAS BAG FOR YOU TO FILL UP!

Bus for Foodie Trails

Luxury Transport & Passionate Tour Leader

Enjoy a day out in comfort, as you experience a true ‘Tour Local’ journey on one of our luxury buses. With pickups starting in Melbourne, you will be escorted entirely throughout the day by our friendly and experienced tour leader.

EACH TOUR INCLUDES FREE WIFI, LOCAL AREA COMMENTARY, AND TOURING FUN!

Our Trail

EMBARK ON YOUR JOURNEY

“Meet your friendly Tour Leader & Receive you complimentary Hessian Bag – OFF WE GO!”

  • Free Hessian Bag
  • Wifi on Board
  • Friendly Tour Guide
  • Luxury Bus
  • Air Conditioned Bus
  • Local Commentary
Olive at Loch Cafe

1. THE CAFE

“Experience a town brimming with charm, as you enjoy this boutique country-style cafe”

TASTING: Hand made, savory delicacies, served in a Cafe full of warmth & character.

BROWSE & BUY: Local Produce; Cafe Goods; Homewares

2. THE WINERY

“Enjoy some of the finest wines Gippsland has to offer at this unique vineyard”

TASTING: Sample a selection of award winning wines, direct from the vineyard to the cellar.

BROWSE & BUY: Small batch, cool climate Gippsland Wines.

3. THE FARM GATE

“A farm that does it all – Maccas Farm must be experienced to be believed!”

TASTING: Paddock to Plate Platter made from locally sourced produce + pick your own strawberries

BROWSE & BUY: Farm Gate Shopping Experience

THE BRIDGE

SCENIC LOOKOUT
“A beautiful Southern Coastal view awaits us at Kilcunda, perfect for some good photo ops “
If time allows.

4. THE OLD CHURCH

“The very definition of ‘picturesque’; relax in the charm of this 100 year old beauty”

TASTING: Amazing Cocktail tasting, accompanied by sweets-to-die-for.

BROWSE & BUY: House-made sweets & local goods.

5. THE CHEESE FARM

“Soak in the ambiance at this award-winning cheese farm, where the sheep wander among us”

TASTING: Hand-made, award winning cheeses & wine pairing from Gippsland Wine Co.

BROWSE & BUY: Award winning cheeses & farm goods

6. THE BREWERY

“Finish the day with a relaxing drink, as you soak in the live music & atmosphere of the Burra Brewery”

TASTING: Locally Brewed Tasting Paddle to enjoy in the relaxing afternoon atmosphere.

BROWSE & BUY: A Drop of the regions Finest Beers & Wines

So what are you waiting for?
Come visit Gourmet Gippsland!

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