Victoria - escape & indulge in the Yarra Valley

Let the views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges take your breath away. Tantalise your senses with the region’s food, wine and spirit offerings complemented by an exclusive opera performance. Victoria - escape & indulge in the Yarra Valley
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ESCAPE & INDULGE IN THE YARRA VALLEY

  • Victoria
  • Three days

Let the views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges take your breath away. Tantalise your senses with the region’s food, wine and spirit offerings, spend time with renowned chefs, Teague Ezard, Shannon Bennett and Matt Stone. Finally enjoy a 'money can’t buy' opera performance at Dame Nellie Melba’s Estate.


What to expect

  • Sample some of Victoria’s finest and freshest produce and world-class wines and spirits.
  • Take a dawn hot air balloon flight and soak in the views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
  • Enjoy an operatic performance in the former home  of world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.
  • Dates: After event program
     

Discover the hidden gems of the Yarra Valley, only an hour from Melbourne. Be enthralled with its beauty from a bird’s eye view, meet passionate food and wine producers, take a step back in time and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary. Draw in the fresh air and delights of the Dandenong Ranges as you drive through its scenic winding roads.
 

DAY 1: FLAVOURS OF THE YARRA VALLEY

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Morning
Spend the morning at leisure in Melbourne.

Afternoon
Travel by helicopter to the stunning new Levantine Hill Estate and join respected Chef Teague Ezard on a gastronomic journey at his restaurant ezard @ Levantine Hill.

Evening
Taste the region’s finest wines from Dominique Portet, Yarra Yering, Yeringberg and Mount Mary with renowned Chef Matt Stone at a special event at Oakridge Winery. Start with a Four Pillars Gin and tonic which has been awarded a Double Gold, Gold or Master status in the past two years – made right here in the Yarra Valley. Overnight at Chateau Yering Historic House.

DAY 2: ENJOY A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE YARRA VALLEY

Hot air balloon, Yarra Valley, VIC

Morning
Rise above the Yarra Valley at sunrise on a silent, scenic hot air balloon flight – a tranquil way to experience the wonders of the landscape. Flying over the beautiful farms and vineyards in a hot air balloon provides an amazing and unforgettable way to experience the joys of nature. Your experience will be followed by a delicious champagne breakfast, the perfect end to a serene morning.

Afternoon
Milk salmon caviar at the Australian Rainbow Trout Farm. Meet Chef Shannon Bennett at his Burnham Beeches property and he will introduce you to his emu and truffle farm. Take a break and have lunch on-site at Piggery Cafe set in a historic mansion amidst lush green landscapes, the perfect setting for sophisticated comfort food. 

Evening
Take a step back in time with an opera performance at Coombe Estate – the former home of legendary opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Enjoy cocktails by the pool once frequented by Charlie Chaplin followed by a dinner showcasing seasonal and predominantly estate grown produce in the beautifully restored motor house and historic clock tower.
Overnight at Chateau Yering Historic House.

 

DAY 3: BREAKFAST WITH AUSTRALIA’S WELL LOVED  ANIMALS 

Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Morning
Enjoy a champagne breakfast with Australia’s well loved animals at Healesville Sanctuary, housing 200 species of native animals and birdlife.

Afternoon
Travel back to Melbourne.