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Foodie Farm Gate and Wine Trail2021-03-15T07:04:33+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

Akin to a winery tour, but with an emphasis on the experience as a whole!
We journey into the hinterlands of South Gippsland where we immerse ourselves in the beauty, and indulge in the taste that this stunning region has to offer.

Explore a region draped in untapped beauty.
Support local farmers, wine-makers, & communities.
Enjoy a day out in Gourmet Gippsland; a day that you won’t soon forget.

NO MINIMUM BOOKING NUMBER REQUIRED!

$165pp

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      The winery and the Olive Grove were my favourite! Ray was great, humorous and very knowledgeable on the area.

    U9855LWtylerd
    3/29/2021

      they are a very personal touring company,have toured many times with them and have never faulted any tour whether it be a one day tour or an extended tour

    C7162XCcarole
    2/26/2021

      Shopping in Loch, beautiful slice and coffee at the local coffee shop, nice wine and a delicious lunch

    Kazzy515
    2/06/2021

Inclusions & Highlights

  • A memorable journey on our luxury touring bus.
  • Start the day off the right way with time to buy a delicious coffee, and time to browse small, country boutiques.
  • Exquisite 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
  • Delicious Charcuterie Lunch Platter, enjoyed whilst perched on top the rolling hills of the Bass Hinterland.
  • Chilled Glass of the finest Cider this side of the equator
  • A taste of some of the finest cheeses within Australia coupled with a delicious glass of Gippsland finest.
  • 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
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Approx. return: 6pm, into Melbourne)
We can offer private CBD Hotel Pickups prior to 8.30am
CLICK HERE for detailed Pickup Information

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: 8-20

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.

Private Group Tour Bookings

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Public Tour Bookings

Book Below – Weekends Only
(max 10 per booking)


FAQ
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!

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!

Our Trail

EMBARK ON YOUR JOURNEY

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

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

1. THE VILLAGE

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

TASTING: Start your day off at  leisure; grab a coffee, or shop at one of the many boutiques.

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 OLIVE GROVE

“The very definition of ‘picturesque’; relax on top the rolling hills of the hinterlands”

TASTING: Taste the finest food the region has to offer, accompanied by a chilled glass of cider

BROWSE & BUY: Fresh made Olive Oil and farmed goods

4. 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

5. 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!

FAQ

Do you offer group discounts?2020-11-06T05:21:59+00:00

We can offer discounts to groups of 14+.
Please enquire with us directly, or head over to our Group Enquiry Page, for more information.

Do you have toilets on board your bus?2020-11-06T05:20:00+00:00

Unfortunately, our buses are built for day tours, and as such, they do not carry toilets.
We do make frequent stops throughout the day where there will be toilet facilities. The the longest duration we will spend on the bus is generally to and from our initial pickup location (which rarely exceeds an hour).

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?2021-02-26T03:57:22+00:00

We continue to do our best to navigate our way through this unprecedented situation.
We want to assure everyone that we aren’t going to just take your money and run – regardless as to what happens.

We will ALWAYS look to travel the tour by re-scheduling and providing you a choice of dates (where applicable)

If we cannot travel due to Covid Restrictions, you will receive a full credit of monies paid.

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.

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?2021-02-02T05:16:37+00:00

We believe the best tours are the ones where our people are well fed (and well hydrated)!

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

  • Delicious Wine Tasting (4+ premium wines)
  • Charcuterie Board to share
  • Delicious Breads to share
  • Amazing ‘Snacks’ to share
  • Cheese Platter & Crackers
  • Glass of Wine with Cheese
  • Brewery Tasting Paddle

There will be plenty of time to buy your own food should you wish (though we doubt you will get hungry).

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.

Hey There!
I’m Ray, and I love touring and creating new, amazing memories with those on board with me!

I’m all about fun on these tours; so as much as we will be visiting some absolutely stunning places, and tasting some fabulous food (and drink…of course) you can rest assured that we will be having fun along the way as well.

We will be there with you every step of the way, to make sure this is truly a day you won’t forget!

CONTACT US

Email –
ray@tourlocal.com.au

Office –
(03) 5941 8800

Mobile –  (Ray)
0424 227 133
(feel free to text)

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