Explore the history and beauty of the Yarra Valley with visits to Lubra Bend Garden and Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead.

Lubra Bend is a gem of the Yarra Valley with a landscape of variety and interest, magnificent sculptures and gardens all created in a sustainable environment.

The centrepiece is a fabulous 600 metre cascade along which the harvested rainwater tumbles down to the Yarra River. Enjoy a tour of this unique property and a homemade morning tea.

After Lubra Bend, visit Mont De Lancey - a beautifully preserved historic property that is a glimpse of the past.

You can tour the 1880’s homestead, kitchens and dairy as well the 1920’s St Mary’s Chapel. The blacksmith’s forge is still in use and the vintage machinery is fired up regularly.

Gorgeous gardens and fabulous views all add to the charm of this wonderful venue.

As well as a tour, there will be a delicious lunch in the art deco inspired, Monty’s Tearoom.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Price is for groups of 12 - 23 people. For numbers outside this range, please contact us.

$165.00 - $175.00

Inclusions

Your tour price includes: * Pick up and return to nominated location * Air-conditioned bus with accredited driver * Morning tea * Tours at both venues * Lunch * bottled water provided * gift bag as a memento of your day

Tour highlights:
  • Lubra Bend
    This is a stunning property in the glorious Yarra Valley. It's landscape is one of variety and interest, magnificent sculptures and gardens all created in a sustainable environment. It features a large established garden of camellias, magnolias and oaks which were planted by previous owner Margaret Stokes. The current owner, Rosemary Simpson, came to Lubra Bend in 2000 and commissioned distinguished landscape designer Phillip Johnson (winner of the gold medal Chelsea 2013) to create a rock and water garden. Today, that garden is the heart of this beautiful place. The centrepiece is a fabulous 600m cascade along which the harvested rainwater tumbles down to the Yarra River. The property also has a Camellia Grove, a Seville Walk, an Orchard, a Vegetable Garden and a new Dry Garden. Rosemary’s passion is for sustainable gardens in dry and arid conditions and preserving what little water there is here in Australia. It is all set around a Guildford Bell-designed home (an important award-winning Victorian architect, 1912-1992) and features three sculptures by prominent Australian artists: Pear by George Baldessain, Whale Song by Peter Blizzard and Carbon Trader by Stephen King.
  • Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead
    Mont De Lancey is a beautifully preserved historic property that provides a glimpse of the past. A Yesteryear Tour here will take you through: * The historic 1880’s homestead & property * beautiful gardens * Historic timber slab kitchen * 1920’s St Marys Chapel * A blacksmiths shop and a vintage engine shed * The extensive Museum which showcases vintage clothes, radios, tools, kitchen appliances, old photos, plus much, much more. A visit here will also include a delicious lunch with tea & coffee served in the delightful Monty's Tearoom. This lovely tearoom is art deco inspired and is full of genuine household items and memorabilia from that era. It's worthy of a tour in itself! The fabulous Yarra Valley views that greet you at every turn all add to the charm of this wonderful venue.

Relax and unwind on a day that is filled with fabulous food and wine, set amidst glorious countryside with Vine Chaser Tours.

Vine Chaser can certainly provide you a great wine experience. They are as much about good food as they are wine. And fortunately, the two go hand-in-hand in the wonderful wine regions of Victoria. In the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges and Bellarine Peninsula, you will meet with enthusiastic and knowledgeable hosts and sample their delicious produce. Included is a stop for a delicious morning tea.

Visit wonderful wineries, breweries and ciderhouses of the area. You will learn the art of tasting wine, beer or cider or all three. Dine in a winery restaurant, or choose a gourmet burger or pizza for lunch. If you would like to include a visit to venues such as gardens, a local dairy, chocolate specialists or historic properties, Vine Chaser Tours can make that happen for you.

Offering tours for groups of between eight to 20 people on comfortable, air-conditioned buses with fully accredited drivers.

Tour with Vine Chaser and enjoy the kind of wonderful experiences with friends and family that make lasting memories.

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:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
58 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, Victoria, 3134

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