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Yarra Valley – Ballooning and Barrel Tasting

What a way to start your day - floating gently over the Yarra Valley. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over The Yarra River as you take in the breathtaking views. Toast your flight with a sumptuous champagne breakfast at a nearby historic chateau with period fittings throughout.

After breakfast, visit the
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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Regarded as one of Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine Aussie bush land.

Visit Dominique Portet vineyard where you will be treated to an exclusive behind-the scenes barrel tasting with Yarra Valley produce. The Portet family has been making wine for 10 generations, since the early 17th century. Now affable Frenchman Dominique Portet, a household name in Victorian wine circles, and son Ben, are continuing the tradition at this charming winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley.

Continue exploring the region meeting local characters and sampling wine from boutique wineries such as Yarra Yering, Coldstream Hills and Yering Farm. Avoiding the crowds of the larger wineries – the tour will be tailored to suit your tastes. Finish with lunch at one of the regions picturesque vineyard restaurants.

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Cost:
Adult
$1,957.00 - $12,357.00

Price range varies depending on the number of travellers and the time of year. Contact the office to get a quote. Infants aged up to three travel free of charge.

Inclusions:

A one hour balloon flight, wine tastings at two to three vineyards, a champagne breakfast, a private barrel room tasting at Dominique Portet with platter, a two course lunch with a beverage, a local guide providing expert commentary and a luxurious private vehicle with complimentary water.

Days of operation:
  • Tours operate year-round and itineraries can be adapted due to varying weather conditions. Recommended pick up is 8:00am and average duration of tour is 10 to 11 hours.

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Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
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