Travel by air-conditioned minibus to Living Legends - home to some favourite retired champion race horses such as Fields of Omagh, Silent Witness, Better Loosen Up, Rogan Josh, Brew, Paris Lane, Efficient, Who Shot The Barman (NZ), Redkirk Warrior (GB) and Peniaphobia (IRE), Fawkner and Almandin. Enjoy the opportunity to meet, pat and feed the horses and talk to the stable hands that care for them.

Living Legends is part of Woodlands Park and is modelled closely on the Home of Rest for Horses in the United Kingdom. Like the Home of Rest, they aim to support equine research, education and training to benefit horses of all ages and breeds. Special emphasis, however, is given to the care of older horses.

After your meet and greet session with the horses, relax in the beautiful, historic homestead of Woodlands Historic Park with a light lunch and some time to explore the on-site museum before travelling back to your cruise ship or hotel.

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Meet, pat and feed a variety of ex-champion racehorses Enjoy lunch in an historic homestead Explore the homestead museum and gardens

Days of operation:
  • This tour can be provided 7 days a week for private groups. Selected dates around Melbourne Cup will be available for individuals to join a larger group.

Tour highlights:
  • Living Legends
    Living Legends is home to some favourite retired champion race horses including past some past Melbourne Cup winners. On the tour you will get to meet, pat and feed the horses.
  • Woodlands Homestead
    Woodlands Estate is the home of Living Legends. The homestead was built in 1843 and now houses an art collection, museum and horse racing memorabilia as well as beautifully restored heritage gardens. Enjoy a light lunch in the homestead and take some time to explore the various collections and garden area.

Bearbrass Tours incorporates Melbourne Sports Tours, Melbourne Shopping Experiences and Show Me Melbourne.

They offer interactive guided tours of Melbourne and its surrounds and offer fully customised private tours as well as their regularly scheduled public tours.

Regular tours include a range of small to large group tours of Melbourne's sporting, fashion, history and local culture. The experienced and knowledgeable hosts offer an inside knowledge into Melbourne by means of personal guided tours.

All tour hosts are locals, born and bred in Melbourne with a passion for their city and a genuine desire to share their knowledge and favourite places with you.

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