What a way to start your day - floating gently over the Yarra Valley. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over The Yarra River as you take in the breathtaking views. Toast your flight with a sumptuous champagne breakfast at a nearby historic chateau with period fittings throughout.

After breakfast, visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Regarded as one of Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine Aussie bush land.

Visit Dominique Portet vineyard where you will be treated to an exclusive behind-the scenes barrel tasting with Yarra Valley produce. The Portet family has been making wine for 10 generations, since the early 17th century. Now affable Frenchman Dominique Portet, a household name in Victorian wine circles, and son Ben, are continuing the tradition at this charming winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley.

Continue exploring the region meeting local characters and sampling wine from boutique wineries such as Yarra Yering, Coldstream Hills and Yering Farm. Avoiding the crowds of the larger wineries – the tour will be tailored to suit your tastes. Finish with lunch at one of the regions picturesque vineyard restaurants.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Price range varies depending on the number of travellers and the time of year. Contact the office to get a quote. Infants aged up to three travel free of charge.

$1,957.00 - $12,357.00

Inclusions

A one hour balloon flight, wine tastings at two to three vineyards, a champagne breakfast, a private barrel room tasting at Dominique Portet with platter, a two course lunch with a beverage, a local guide providing expert commentary and a luxurious private vehicle with complimentary water.

Days of operation:
  • Tours operate year-round and itineraries can be adapted due to varying weather conditions. Recommended pick up is 8:00am and average duration of tour is 10 to 11 hours.

Melbourne Private Tours is a full service luxury private touring operator in Melbourne.

They offer a range of carefully crafted itineraries and also provide guests with the opportunity to fully customise their experience to suit their individual needs. Tours are suitable for individuals, families and groups. Extended adventures and incentive group touring are also available in all regions of Victoria.

The Melbourne Private Tours team work closely with their vast network of personal contacts in Melbourne and Victoria to provide guests with immersive and innovative experiences that deliver memorable ‘behind the scenes’ experiences often not available to the general public. You will meet the locals; the artists, farmers, and wine makers; the artisan producers and the people who make Melbourne and Victoria such a fascinating destination.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Membership:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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