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Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Gourmet Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

By Go West Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Explore the best the Yarra Valley has to offer on this small-group food and wine ecotour from Melbourne. In addition to wine tastings at renowned Balgownie Estate —one of Australia’s largest wine producers—and you’ll relish lunch at Rochford Winery. This tour also showcases other Yarra Valley gourmet artisans and local farmers with delicious and informative cheese, gin and chocolate tastings.
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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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Audio guide: Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Explore the Yarra Valley’s top wine and food producers with a small group
  • Enjoy divine gourmet products such as wine, cheese, gin and chocolates
  • Sample wines at renowned Balgownie Estate and Rochford Estate
  • Includes tastings, lunch, and round-trip transport from central Melbourne hotels

  • All tastings
  • Lunch
  • Friendly & Informative Tour Guide
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Glen
  • Entry/Admission - Coldstream Dairy
  • Entry/Admission - Healesville
  • Entry/Admission - Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
What's not included
  • Meals other than as stated
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 8am-9am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 5pm-5:30pm.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3181P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
        • Please note that the tour operator reserve the right to use other high quality wineries and gourmet locations in the event that the regular locations are for any reason unable to accommodate our groups for tastings.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3181P5

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        christine c
        Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Couples
        Go west tour eco wine day trip. Unfortunately air con on bus not working and temp was 35 outside.imagine temp in bus with 16 people would have been at least mid 40s. Terribly uncomfortable and avoidable. Sarah our tour operator was lovely but another bus would have been more acceptable. Took away the well organised trip it was supposed to be. Unfortunately that reflects on what could have been a good rating.
        Written January 17, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        We regret that this guest travelled on a day when the air-conditioning unit on our tour vehicle developed a fault early in the day, making the afternoon homeward journey quite uncomfortable for our guests. The situation could definitely have been handled better, as our tour guide neglected to contact our Operations team to advise them of the issue. Had our Operations team been made aware, a replacement vehicle would have been provided, avoiding the discomfort experienced by the group. We are following this up with the guide involved to ensure a better level of communication in the future, as there's absolutely no doubt that this situation was entirely avoidable. The air-con fix was a pretty simple one and the repair was made the following day, returning the vehicle to full working condition.
        Written January 19, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Philippe D
        Spotswood, Australia6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My wife and I did the tour as a present from our daughter. Beautiful day out down the Yarra Valley. Ricky, vour tour guide/driver made keep us entertained all day with his sense of humour but also his local knowledge of the area and produces. Nice vineyards and local producers of gourmet food.
        Written February 16, 2020
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        GracyC
        HK188 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had our Yarra trip with Sally, who is very passionate, energetic and cheerful. She made our fabulous day with her well designed music play list. She is a talented driver and story teller too !

        The trip covers local farm shop with tasting session, 3 vineyards, 2 inclusive wine tasting another 1 optional session at AUD5 (it is good to be optional as we have different alcohol level), lunch at one of the vineyards, dairy farm with tasting, plus chocolate factory with tasting session too !

        We got some nice local fruit product at farm shop, amazing cheese at dairy farm (Go west has prepared 2 ice boxes on the bus, nice touch!), some wines as well!

        Tour guides can make a different to the tour , and everyone we met (including the girl that pick us up at our hotel to meet sally) has been passionate! Recommended!

        We regret that we didn’t join go west for great ocean road tour, the one we joint was good, but we guess go west can make it even more fun!

        Written January 14, 2020
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        Sharon B
        Lebanon8 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        This was just an ok tour. This is described as a small group tour. We had 24 people in our our group. I would have preferred, and thought 10-12 would be a small group, and that would have been much better. Too much time in van picking-up and dropping off participants, The tour started at Yarra Farm Fresh which had local items which was ok. The tastings were at Balgownie, Rochford, and Yering. The wines we tasted were their lower priced wines and we did not like any of them. The stop at Coldstream Dairy was nice except for the flies everywhere as we tried to enjoy the cheese The lunch at Rochford and the chocolate tasting at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and ice creamery were the best part of the experience. Also there was too much driving and backtracking. We past Yering 3 times before we actually stopped there. Chris H was a good driver, funny, and very accommodating. It would have been more beneficial if Chris would have shared more information on Melbourne and the places we were visiting, instead of just playing music. (I will say the music selection was great!)
        Written January 24, 2023
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        Wow...it's kind of hard to believe that this reviewer didn't like ANY of the wines they tasted at 3 different wineries across the day. While the wines tasted are at the lower end of the price scale (high-end tastings of expensive wines are very pricey), these are not exactly $10-a-bottle quaffers. We try to be very clear about the size of our tours and we're sorry that the reviewer expected 10-12 in their group. They could, of course, have paid about double the price of out tour for a smaller group size, but perhaps their budget didn't extend that far.
        Written January 31, 2023
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        Chantelle Giles
        Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2022 • Friends
        Our tour guide Chris, he was a great judge of the crowd and knew when to step in and when to let tourists enjoy the area. He was quick witted with some brilliant jokes and that perfect collection of funny and interesting facts throughout the tour! The tour itself was comfortable and not too rushed. It didn’t feel forced either. It was a large group but again, Chris made everyone feel comfortable and allowed friendships to bloom. Thank you for a great experience 🙏
        Written October 1, 2022
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        Steffi
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        My family and I went for a day tour to the Yarra Valley with Go West Tours. It was amazing and memorable. A big shout out to our tour guide Ben for being so informative and entertaining. As a Melbournian myself, he's truly captured the essence of being a Melbournian - warm, honest, humerous, easy going and friendly! He was punctual, safe in driving and patient, especially with our multiple requests for taking family photos for us.
        Ben's passion for his job and our beautiful city set such a positive tone from the very beginning. It ensured us that we were all bound to have a wonderful experience. We owe it to him for such a fun-filled day. He was very attentative towards our tour schedule. We had plenty of time to explore each area mentioned in the itinerary.
        This is probably the first tour we have been on where we didn't feel rushed. We had time to take in all the scenic beauty of the Yarra Valley. I recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the Yarra Valley.
        From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Ben and the Go West Tour group.
        Written January 13, 2024
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        Esra A
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Our tour guide Eva was fan-tas-tiiic! They were kind, attentive and supportive. Used their microphone effectively to give us info about where we are going, in how many mins or what we should expect. We loved the playlist they played for us as well to get the hype. The tour was very well structured-3 separate wine tasting, amazing lunch, amd choc tasting to finish (what you can ask for more😊 highly recommend.
        Written May 27, 2023
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        Yessica N
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019
        It was a lovely day. My family and I had such an amazing time. The wineries were beautiful, the wine was great! The lunch was delicious and the chocolates were perfect! Special shout out to Leonie, our tour guide, who was very lovely. She was very helpful, friendly, and chill. The destinations were amazing, but we also had a lovely time on the road because Leonie's driving was great and she really tried to help us enjoying the journey. Thank you Go West! Definitely recommended.
        Written January 14, 2020
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        A_Tan
        Singapore59 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Couples
        Bob was our tour specialist. He was clear with his communication, and his sense of humour unmatched. Well, perhaps only a few big names like BIlly Crystal and Eddie Murphy can produce more laughs a minute than Bob.

        We had 16 people in our group, so Bob would do a headcount each time we returned to the bus. I was 15th, and he would say “sweet 16” for the Aussie lady sitting near the door. (Bob, that’s the only clue you get on who I am.)

        The Yarra Valley Gourmet tour is highly recommended. How else can you get to go to four places where you drink alcohol, be entertained along the way, and then be driven safely back to your hotel? Go West is the way. Bob is the guy.

        For lunch, the beef was delicious. It was so perfectly made I could use a fork to just tear the meat apart with a fork. Bob sat with us at the table, which was a whole lot of fun. I poured him water, which was all he was allowed to drink cos he was the guide and driver. :-)

        On the way back, near the end of the day, our bus broke down. It’s one of those things with Murphy’s Law. If it can go wrong, it will. But Bob got on the phone quickly, called the ops room, someone arranged a replacement bus and that was on the way.

        Our wait was made much easier cos Bob’s cool demeanor, classy humor, and the conversations with the three Aussie ladies in the group made the wait quite fun and time seemed to breeze by.

        When we finally got back to Melbourne, Bob apologized multiple times about the delay due to the breakdown. At each hotel stop, he made it a point to get down from the bus, said goodbye at the door as we got off the bus, and thanked us for going Go West. We had lots of fun and wonderful memories. Thank you for the great tour. And Bob, thanks for being so naturally funny.
        Written June 17, 2024
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        Celine B
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Family
        The tour was a great day out from Melbourne! I went with my partner and their mum so the mixed itinerary of visiting and trying wines, chocolate, cheeses, fruits.. the group guide and driver Frank was friendly, made sure we were all taken care of and always had some interesting Australian/ Melbourne fun facts. Great playlist too 😉 10/10 would recommend
        Written November 18, 2023
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