Yarra Valley 1 Day Local Produce Tour

From: $175.00

  • Return transfer from Melbourne CBD
  • 3 wine tastings on the day
  • Craft beer tasting
  • Relaxed, small-group social atmosphere
  • Free time Healesville to explore
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel

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Description

While wine has historically been a big part of the Yarra Valley, these days you can also enjoy fresh local produce, chocolate, craft beer, and learning about the Australian winemaking process. As we sip award-winning vino and brews while chatting with the person who made them, we are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and vineyard views on this Yarra Valley 1-day tour

Departures

  • Departs Melbourne 8.45 am
  • Returns Melbourne 5.30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Our day begins with an alluring feast at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. With over 250 handcrafted chocolates for sale and a plethora of free chocolate samples,. We get to visit several boutique wineries and cellar-door estates, including Helen & Joey Estate, Helen’s Hill, and Whispering Hills. We haven’t forgotten about those who have worked up a thirst for a big, cold beer with a stop at Watts River Brewing.

Healsville

We’ve included extra time in Healesville so that visitors can get lunch and wander about the Yarra Valley gateway town. This is related to the fact that we give our visitors the chance to explore the area with the help of locals and experience the Yarra Valley firsthand rather than just being shuttled between vineyards. While at Healesville, we heartily recommend perusing the neighbourhood stores, cafes, and eateries. If your taste buds beckon, you may even stop by Alchemy Distillery for a taster (own expense).

This one-of-a-kind wine tour takes you away from the crowds of tourists and into a comfortable, small-group setting as you discover all the gems of the Yarra Valley region. showcasing some of our favourite small wineries and craft brewers who are enthusiastic about producing high-quality beer for consumption by all. allowing our visitors the chance to interact with the manufacturer along the route and fully experience what this renowned region has to offer. 140 km. driving distance.

Highlights

  • Discover the Yarra Valley, Australia’s premier wine region
  • Indulge in some sweet samples from the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery
  • Morning visit to two stunning boutique estates with cellar-door tastings: Helen & Joey and Helen’s Hill
  • Free time to explore the gateway town and heart of the Yarra Valley, Healesville (lunch at own expense)
  • Try a local craft beer at Watts River Brewery and meet the passionate brewers
  • Relaxing afternoon tasting of sustainably grown and harvested cool climate wines with scenic vineyard views
  • Reconnect with loved ones in a small group atmosphere

Included

  • 3 Boutique winery tastings
  • 1 Craft beer tasting
  • Local produce samples
  • Time to explore the heart of the Yarra Valley; Healesville
  • Relaxed, small-group social atmosphere
  • Expert driver-guide with tour commentary
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Select inner-city pick-up and drop-off points

Notes

  • Not suitable for infants or children 17 years old and under.

Important info before travel

Photo ID required, refillable water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothing, hat, camera, money for purchase, and produce along the way!

  • Any meals not indicated: lunch at own expense
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch not included

Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd wishes to acknowledge All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we live, operate, and travel through. We pay our respects to their Elders past present and emerging and recognise their continuous connection and contribution to country, community and culture.

Our Contract 

All bookings are made with Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd (ABN 94 143 929 962) (us/we). By booking a trip with us you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in these booking conditions. Your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. The services to be provided are those referred to in your booking confirmation and/or invoice. Accredited Bus Number: AC003612.

Validity 

Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 March 2025, effective from 01 August 2023 dates and itineraries are indicative only.

Standard Conditions 

Any references to ‘GLT’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ equates to Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd, which applies to the following GLT brands and entities below Autopia Tours, Wildlife Tours Australia, Walking Country, Wayoutback Australian Safaris, Australian Bus Charters & Tailormade Touring, Boutique Touring Company and Geelong & Bellarine Tours.

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us.

We strongly recommend that you also read the information relating to your product or service prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the tour you are undertaking. GLT will not be held responsible for passengers failing to familiarise themselves with the booking terms and conditions.

Although every effort is made, GLT shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passengers have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage, should they have to cancel a trip at the last minute.

GLT reserves the right to modify routes or itineraries, vehicle types, fares, days of operation, or even cancel tours when unforeseen circumstances arise. This is especially true during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies. Other accredited tour operators may be used from time to time on some tours.

Fares are shown in Australian Currency and are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.

Traveller Information 

For us to confirm your travel arrangements, you must provide all requested details at the time of booking. Your full name, contact details, email address, dietary requirements (if applicable), nationality, or Australian postcode and any pre-existing medical conditions you have that may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements.

For more information about how we treat your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Customers Responsible Travel

The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State, and Territory) conditions of entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services.

In the event that a traveler needs to cancel unexpectedly due to visa restrictions, a medical condition, family reasons, or changes to regulations imposed by the government, the operator shall apply discretion when applying cancellation policies in these circumstances. The operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer.

It was previously recommended by the Department of Health that commercial passenger vehicle drivers and passengers wear fitted face masks whilst in transit to minimise the spread of the virus. This is no longer mandatory, but rather at the driver’s or traveler’s own discretion. Some remote regions have limited access to RAT tests, so multi-day travelers are still advised to bring some along.

In the unlikely event that a traveller must leave a tour midway after it has commenced, or attempt to join a tour after departure, the operator is not required to reimburse any aspects of the tour that they did not participate in. As part of this, the traveler is responsible for any relocation expenses incurred from the point of departure to their nominated destination and is the traveller’s responsibility and will not be reimbursed.

Note: Different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third-party agents. Your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. Travelers are strongly advised to purchase personal cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

Cancellations & Refund Policy 

Cancellation by the Traveller 

We understand that travel plans can sometimes change, if you cancel some or all portions of your booking the cancellation terms set out below will apply. A cancellation will only take effect when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant booking agent notifying them of your cancellation.

If you wish to change or cancel a trip:

Day Trips 

(a) 0 to 1 day / within 24-hrs from the experience start time or failure to board on tour:
● will result in a 100% cancellation fee / full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or
(b) 2 to 6 days prior to the departure:
● will result in a 50% cancellation fee, to cover unrecoverable tour expenses; or
(c) 7+ days prior to the departure:
● we will refund the full balance paid by you in connection with your booking; or
● flexible date changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available; or
● alternatively, we can issue a credit voucher for the amount paid to travel on another day

Short Break / Extended Tours

(a) 0 to 14 days before the departure date or failure to board on tour:
● will result in a 100% cancellation fee / full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or
(b) 14 to 29 days prior to the departure:
● will result in a 50% cancellation fee, to cover unrecoverable tour expenses; or
(c) 30+ days prior to the departure:
● we will refund the full balance paid by you in connection with your booking; or
● flexible date changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available; or
● alternatively, we can issue a credit voucher for the amount paid to travel on another day

Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation under (Cancellation by the Traveller) has an expiry date of 3 years and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by us. This credit is transferable on experiences, however not redeemable for cash.

Note different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third-party agents, your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. We strongly advise travellers to take out personal cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

Cancellation by the Operator 

Our trips are guaranteed to depart once minimum group sizes have been met for the tour, unless it specifically states otherwise (refer to Product Fact Sheets) or in the event of a Force Majeure (refer below) resulting in the cancellation of a trip.

We may cancel a trip at any time up to 3-days (Day Trips) and 14-days (Short-Break / Extended Tours) before departure. Alternatively we do have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if external events occur that deem it not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.

Standard Cancellation 

If we the tour operator cancel your trip, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% reimbursement of monies paid for your trip
(b) transfer amounts paid to an alternative departure date or tour operated by GLT; or
(c) issued with a credit travel voucher to the amount paid for your trip, valid for 3-years

Force Majeure Cancellation 

If a trip is cancelled due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% credit voucher of monies paid for your trip; or
(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.

If the cancellation due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’ occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:
(a) 110% credit voucher for the days that remain on your trip; or
(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.

Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation as mentioned in (Cancellation by the Traveller):
● 3-year expiry date and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by GLT;
● are not redeemable for cash;
● excludes flights or insurance as they will have their own booking conditions

In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less than any unrecoverable costs. GLT cannot be held responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights.

“Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergency; flood; windstorm or other extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.

Acceptance of Risk

Australia is home to a wide range of dangerous animals, extreme weather conditions, and varied terrain. Experiencing these dangers while camping, hiking, or passing time outside may increase your personal risk. Safety is our number one priority and our guides are highly trained to ensure passenger safety at all times. Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury, or accident caused by passengers onboard our tours.

Travel Insurance

We recommend all guests have personal travel insurance which should be taken out at the time of booking prior to tour departure. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident death, 24/7 medical expenses, and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$ 200,000 for each of the categories of cover.

We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation curtailment, COVID-19 cover, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have travel insurance connected to your credit card or bank account please ensure you have details of the participating insurer, the insurance policy number, and the emergency contact number with you rather than the bank’s name and credit card details.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is not permitted on board our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse re-entry if passengers are overly intoxicated and pose a threat to other passengers, our driver, or our vehicle. We also reserve the right to advise at any time prior to departure and whilst in operation, that alcohol is no longer permitted. The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years old, photo ID is required.

Child Policy (Age Requirements)

Our child and infant policy and pricing does vary depending on the trip; this is due to the diversity in our product range. All travellers under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

0 – 12

years

old

Day Trips (suitable)

Trips include:

  • Great Ocean Road 1 Day (ie. Reverse, Standard, Sunset) [VIC]
  • Phillip Island & Koala Highlights 1 Day [VIC]
  • Lake Mountain Snow & Waterfalls 1 Day [VIC]
  • Peninsula Hot Springs (Morning Shuttle) – 0 to 2 year olds pay transfers, bathing is free [VIC]
  • Puffing Billy Train + Healesville Sanctuary 1 Day [VIC]
  • Territory Wildlife Park 1 Day [NT]
  • Jumping Crocodile Tour ½ Day [NT]

Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats must be requested.

6 – 12

years

old

Day Trips (restrictions)

Trips include:

  • Grampians Wilderness Eco Escape 1 Day [VIC]
  • Blue Mountains Sunset & Wilderness 1 Day [NSW]
  • Pinnacles Sunset Stargazing 1 Day [WA]
  • Pinnacles Lobster Lavender 1 Day [VIC]
  • Kakadu Wilderness Escape 1 Day (ie. Fogg Dam, Crocs Cruise, Pudakul) [NT]
  • Litchfield National Park 1 Day (ie. Fogg Dam, Crocs Cruise) [NT]
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise + Edith Falls [NT]
  • West MacDonnell Ranges Tjoritja from Alice Springs [NT]

These trips require a moderate level of fitness to complete walks and have an element of safety required. Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.

18+

years

old

Day Trips (winery restrictions)

Trips include:

  • Yarra Valley Wine Grazing 1 Day [VIC]
  • Puffing Billy Train + Yarra Valley 1 Day [VIC]
  • Hunter Valley Scenic Wine & Dine 1 Day [NSW]

The minimum drinking age in Australia is 18 years, proof of age or photo ID is required. Not suitable for children 17 years and under.

6 – 17

years

old

Short Break & Extended Trips (age restrictions) – [VIC, SA, WA]

Trips that include accommodation nights within the itinerary:

  • Basic Dormitory Share – fares apply to Adults 18+ over
  • Standard Private Double/Twin Room – fares apply to Adults and/or Child
  • Private Single Room – fares apply to Adults 18+ over

Children aged between 6 to 17 years old are required to stay in private rooms. Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.

8 – 17

years

old

Short Break & Extended Trips (age restrictions) – [NT]

Trips that include accommodation nights within the itinerary:

  • Basic Swag – fares apply to Adults and/or Child
  • Safari Tent – fares apply to Adults and/or Child

Not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under.

Important Note: Due to the type of experiences we operate throughout Australia, some may require a medium to high level of fitness and a doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years old (30 days before travel).

Prices and surcharges 

Our tour prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing, both of which are standard practice within the travel industry. Depending on the trip, passengers are likely to be charged different prices, so booking at that time is the best option if you like the price. Any reduced pricing or discounts that may become available after you have paid your fare price will not apply. If you wish to cancel your booking to take advantage of a cheaper price, full cancellation conditions apply as set out below in (Cancellation by the Traveller). The most up-to-date pricing is available on our websites. Please note that a surcharge may be applied to a purchase made by credit card.

Luggage Policy 

To maximize the comfort of your journey no luggage storage facilities are provided on our (Day Trips): It is recommended you bring a small day pack no bigger than 5-7kg. (Short-Break / Extended Tours): Maximum baggage allowance per person is 15-20kg preferably a soft travelling pack.
Excessive amounts of luggage may incur a surcharge fee. Inappropriate luggage presented on the day of departure such as surfboards, bikes, and an excessive amount of luggage may result in refusal to board unless previously arranged. Other: mobility scooters, wheelchairs, pushers, prams, walking frames, and other walking aids cannot be stored safely on our vehicles. Please advise prior to booking if there are any of these aids required.

Pick-up & Drop-offs

GLT may offer complimentary inner-city pick-up and drop-off services to selected accommodation providers. Please note it is the customer’s responsibility to be waiting out the front of your selected pickup location (accommodation provider) at least 10 minutes before departure. Failure to wait out the front of your selected accommodation or nominated meeting point may result in the tour guide being unable to locate you causing failure to load. GLT cannot be held responsible for passengers who fail to load.

Special Requirements

Please notify the tour operator of any food allergies or special dietary requirements, and/or medical conditions at the time of booking or 7 days prior to the tour departure. While we endeavor to cater to most dietary needs, there are limited food options in some regions we visit on extended tours, so forward planning is required to ensure we can accommodate but it is not guaranteed. For those with special dietaries, we recommend you bring snacks along.