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How to Spend 1 Day in the Yarra Valley

How to Spend 1 Day in the Yarra Valley

Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a popular choice of day trip. With just one day, time is of the essence; its recommended to book tours well in advance and to choose a tasting tour that transports you between several different wineries. Here’s how to spend one day in the Yarra Valley. 

Morning: Vineyard Views

The lush vineyards and storybook villages of the Yarra Valley offer a serene backdrop for a hot-air balloon flight. Opt for an early-morning flight to watch sunrise over the mountains and then enjoy breakfast accompanied by sparkling wine after touchdown. 

With just a day in Yarra Valley, every moment counts so squeeze in a couple of cellar door wine tastings into the rest of the morning. Be sure to go with a guide so you can learn more about the region’s diverse wine varietals, the most popular of which are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Afternoon: Wine and Dine

For lunch, book a table at a Yarra Valley’s restaurant; the Balgownie Estate restaurant overlooks the vineyards and offers Segway tours around the estate. Book a package that includes a wine tasting lunch and a guided tour of the winery.

With over 80 wineries in the region, there are plenty of options for wine tasting and visiting with a private guide means you can enjoy tailored recommendations. For those on a tighter budget, there are plenty of group tours available, but don’t be tempted to go it alone—you need a car to get around, and of course, you can’t drink and drive.

Night: Sunset tasting

The Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower, not far from the town of Yarra Glen, is a great spot to watch the sunset, as it boasts views over Melbourne and the Dandenong Ranges.

In the evening, swap wine for something stronger and sample some of Yarra Valley’s other beverages. The region has a number of craft beer breweries, rum distilleries, and artisan cider mills. A Yarra Valley night tour is a great option as it combines multiple tastings with a pizza dinner.

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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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Experience the delights of Victoria’s wine country on this Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. With an informative wine guide, you’ll visit four popular wineries: Balgownie Estate, Steels Gate Winery, Domaine Chandon and Yering Farm. Enjoy plenty of tastings as well as a winery lunch while you learn about winemaking in Australian and admire the picturesque landscapes.
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  • 8 hours
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Soar over the Yarra Valley during the golden light of sunrise during an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Float over the scenic landscape of gentle rolling hills and vineyards as day breaks across this beloved winemaking region. Upgrade to enjoy hotel pickup and a delicious sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate after touching down back on solid ground.
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  • 4 hours
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

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Spend a memorable day in the Yarra Valley, beginning with a magical hot air balloon flight at sunrise! Take in an unforgettable aerial perspective of the beloved region’s rolling hills and vineyards, and then enjoy a champagne breakfast back on solid ground. Tour four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries for cellar door tastings, and savor a gourmet lunch at the beautiful Balgownie Estate. Top off the day with a glass of bubblyat the esteemed Domaine Chandon winery.
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  • 12 hours
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Balgownie Segway Vineyard Tour: 60 Minutes

Balgownie Segway Vineyard Tour: 60 Minutes

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Take a break from wine tasting and do something different in the Yarra Valley with a Segway tour of the Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort. This 1-hour tour and Segway rental gives you plenty of time to explore beautifully landscaped grounds and vineyards, covering much more distance than you would by walking. The self-balancing electric scooters are easy to ride and offer a fun and adventurous way to mix it up in Victoria’s famous wine country.
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  • 1 hour
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Yarra Valley Beer and Wine Tours from Melbourne by Classic Convertible

Yarra Valley Beer and Wine Tours from Melbourne by Classic Convertible

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Discover the flavors of the Yarra Valley while riding in style. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you cruise through the valley’s rolling hills and vineyards in a classic Chevrolet convertible driven by a friendly chauffeur. Stop at several boutique wineries and breweries for a guided tasting of regional wines and craft beers. Choose from three different tour options to customize your experience, with some options including a gourmet lunch. Group size is limited to four people for a truly personalized experience.
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  • 6 hours
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Behind-the-Scenes De Bortoli Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Tour Including 3-Course Lunch

Behind-the-Scenes De Bortoli Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Tour Including 3-Course Lunch

The Yarra Valley yields some of Australia’s finest wines. Experience them on this guided behind-the-scenes tour of the award-winning De Bortoli winery, including the vineyard and the cellars. Taste current and older vintages alongside artisan cheeses before you feast on a seasonal 3-course chef’s menu with wine pairing. Should you wish to purchase wines, De Bortoli can arrange to ship them overseas.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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