Ballooning views of Yarra Valley
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 of the surrounding mountains. Toast your flight with a sumptuous champagne breakfast at a nearby historic chateau with period fittings throughout.
After breakfast, visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, regarded as one of Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, the Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine ‘Aussie’ bush land.
Private Yarra Valley Wine Tours
Visit Dominique Portet vineyard where you will be treated to an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with carefully matched 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 your wine tour 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.