Victoria - beach dining and flying the Great Ocean Road

Discover the abundance of produce and dining experiences along Victoria’s world-famous Great Ocean Road coastline. Helicopter over rainforests, farmland and the famous Twelve Apostles, dive for abalone, cook your catch on the beach, and spend a day foraging native ingredients before ending the trip with a degustation lunch at Brae. Victoria - beach dining and flying the Great Ocean Road
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Beach dining and flying the Great Ocean Road

  • Victoria

Discover the abundance of produce and dining experiences along Victoria’s world famous Great Ocean Road coastline. Helicopter over rainforests, farmland and the famous Twelve Apostles, dive for abalone, cook your catch on the beach, and spend a day foraging native ingredients before ending the trip with a degustation lunch at Brae.


 

What to expect

  • Helicopter along the coastline of the Great Ocean Road for a seafood dinner on the beach.
  • Dine at regional restaurants The Royal Mail and award-winning Brae.
  • Discover the native ingredients of south-west Victoria with one of the country’s most reputable chefs.
  • Dates: Before event program

Take a walk in the natural wonderland of the Grampians, west of Melbourne, where the scenery is lush, the local wildlife lively and the historic wineries welcoming.

Set off down the Great Ocean Road and experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. See the towering Twelve Apostles, get up close to native wildlife at Tower Hill and take in iconic surf breaks and lush rainforest while you explore the expanding culinary scene at cellar doors, farm gates and fresh provedores.

Day 1: Visit local producers, wine makers and wildlife

Morning
Take your personal helicopter west of Melbourne, flying to the Grampians. Stop in at Greenvale Farm and meet with the farm owners who are passionate about raising genuine heritage breed free-range pigs. Take to the skies again and arrive at Best for a wine tasting. 

Afternoon
Fly to Great Seppelts Winery for a tasting and lunch in the stunning underground cellars. Continue on to Dunkheld where you will be spending the evening at the Royal Mail. Let chef Robin Wickens take you through his beautiful kitchen garden and enjoy a special wine tasting in their vast wine cellar.

Evening
Enjoy a degustation dinner at Royal Mail Hotel, with views of the sunset over the Grampians. Take a night stroll to spot some of the area's nocturnal creatures.

Day 2: Diving, beach camp fires and regional producers

Crayfish caught off
the coast of Victoria

Morning
After breakfast, take to the skies again, travelling over stunning countryside and rainforests before arriving at Cape Bridgewater. Meet with chef and wine maker Matt Fowles to join some local fishermen on their boat for drinks while they go abalone diving (also an option if you feel like jumping in).

Afternoon
Sit around a dining table built into the sand to enjoy a camp fire lunch on the beach with fresh abalone and crayfish paired with local wines. Take a sunset walk with an Aboriginal elder who will show you indigenous food and point out some furry friends in the trees or hopping around the grass close by.

Evening
For dinner head to St Patrick’s Luxury Boutique Hotel and enjoy a three course meal cooked by three of the area’s best chefs. You'll learn more about the area through the stories of its produce and people.

Day 3: Discover native ingredients with Brae's Dan Hunter

Great Ocean Walk,
Shipwreck Coast, Victoria

Morning
Fly east along the coastline of the world-famous Great Ocean Road and view the world famous Twelve Apostles from above.

Afternoon
Touchdown at Australia’s best regional restaurant Brae and meet with chef Dan Hunter who will take you on a tour through his property. Enjoy a 10 course degustation lunch of local produce and incredible wines.

Evening
Depart back to the city where you will check into the new QT Melbourne hotel. You are invited to join an optional tour of some of Melbourne’s most hidden cocktail bars.