What is included?
Transport, hot air balloon ride with champagne breakfast, entry to Healesville Sanctuary,wine tasting, main course a la carte lunch, glass of wine and coffee at Yering Station, wine tasting with cheese at Medhurst, bottled water, guide and GST.
What places are visited on the wine tour?
- Healesville Sanctuary
- Yering Station Cellar Door & Produce Store
- Yering Station Wine Bar & Restaurant
What time will I arrive back to Melbourne city?
Approximate time back to your city accommodation will be 6.30pm
Schedule for the day
Your day starts very early, pre-dawn when you depart your accommodation for the Yarra Valley. Arrive at Rochford Wines where you will be briefed before travelling out to the launch site.
Here, you can assist with the balloon launch or stand back and take pictures. And then you’ll be air-bound, drifting above Yarra Glen, the vineyards and the meandering Yarra River.
After flying for approximately 1 hour, you’ll descent to pack up the balloon before travelling through to the Rochford Winery for a hearty champagne breakfast.
Our first stop for the day is at the Healesville Sanctuary, home to more than 200 species of native animals.
We then travel to Yering Station for lunch in their stunning contemporary building with world-class views and cuisine. Post-lunch, adjourn to the original winery (circa 1859) for wine tasting. The old winery houses the cellar door, produce store and an art gallery.
The day concludes at Medhurst. It’s a great way to finish the day with superbly flavoured cheese, as well as olives and biscuits.
Our journey home can take us through Steels Creek and the rolling Christmas Hills.
Expect to be back to your accommodation around 6.30pm.
What happens if the balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather?
If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your winery tour will proceed as scheduled. The night before the wine tour, you must call Vinetrekker on 0408 992 595 to advise them that the flight is not proceeding, and the location you would like to be picked up from.
We rise before the sun almost every day of the year because we believe there’s something magical about experiencing the world from the sky. Any additional tour will commence after your sunrise experience.
If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather, the combined tour will still proceed unless otherwise advised. It is the passengers’ responsibility to ensure all confirmations have been received and understood prior to the departure date.