Global Ballooning Australia (GBA) prides itself on being Australia’s most professional hot air ballooning company. Our focus is on our passengers’ comfort, safety and enjoyment. Global Ballooning Australia is headed up by Kiff Saunders – our Director and Chief Pilot. He brings a huge wealth of aviation experience to the company. With over 25 years of flying experience and having flown balloons in over 10 countries around the world, including 3 world ballooning championships, Kiff is Victoria’s most experienced balloonist. He is responsible for training many of the commercial hot air balloon pilots flying in Victoria today and his achievements have been recognised by his induction into the Australian Ballooning Federation Hall of Fame. Kiff also holds the ‘Absolute Australian Altitude Record’ for hot air ballooning. With 17 balloons and over 90,000 passengers flown safely, we welcome you to join our dedicated team to experience the joy of ‘lighter than air’ balloon flights over Melbourne or the Yarra Valley.
Come and visit us in the picturesque Yarra Valley where our architect designed Chocolaterie is a sweet feast for the senses. Enjoy abundant free chocolate tastings. Watch our European Chocolatiers hand craft over 250 different chocolate products. Indulge in a delicious selection of ice creams. Relax at our café specialising in decadent sweet treats and let the children run and play in our expansive lawns and gardens. Passionate foodies Ian and Leanne Neeland have developed a destination where you can indulge your love of chocolate and the creation of quality products. Set amongst one of Australia’s premium wine regions and surrounded by picturesque Yarra Valley vistas, an emerging orchard and sweeping lawns, our architect designed Chocolaterie is an experience the whole family can enjoy. There’s plenty of free chocolate & ice cream tastings to enjoy, the chance to watch our team of talented European Chocolatiers at work and an amazing showroom filled with over 250 different chocolate products to tempt you. Stay a while and enjoy the peaceful Yarra Valley views in our Cafe. From breakfast, light lunch or a decadent treat, our menu features produce from our kitchen garden and nearby farms. Indulgent desserts, fondue, pastries, ice creams and […]
Segway Victoria offers Segway Tours in the Yarra Valley, and our unique range of Seglympic Team Building activities. Please click on the areas above of how you can find the Segway is the best fun you can have standing up! If you’re planning a team building activity, break out session or social function and are looking for an interactive experience that’s new, genuinely fun & completely irresistible… look no further! Seglympic is an unforgettable series of group activities through which participants experience the Segway Personal Transporter in a fully supervised format. Our facilitators provide all necessary training before putting participants through their paces on these space age machines. Segways take no time to master, and as participants’ skills increase, we raise the bar to ensure a challenging and fun experience for all. Our Seglympics range of activities can be as structured or as unstructured as the client desires. We can work with you to achieve your specific organisational goals or can simply reward your team with some fun times. Regardless of any other goal, we can always guarantee our activities will be fun for all involved! Seglympic can be arranged on any area of private land from the size of a tennis court upwards […]
Rochford Wines in the heart of Victoria’s Yarra Valley is more than just a winery – it is a total experience! Often identified with the iconic Australian “Day On the Green” music festivals, Rochford is situated in one of the most stunning regions in Australia with breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Dividing Ranges.A truly perfect venue for your wedding in the Yarra Valley. Located less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Rochford Wines is synonymous with innovative events, food, wine and the glorious beauty of the Yarra Valley. The Winery showcases a restaurant, cafe and patio, cellar door, retail shop, wine club, art gallery and expansive natural amphitheatre and observation tower. Rochford Winery is the ultimate event destination in the heart of the Yarra Valley – offering world class facilities, award winning food and wine, and a team of experts waiting to make your next function a showstopper! Surrounded by the vineyards and the green lawns, this unique and versatile wine, food and entertainment destination caters for 20 to 7,000 guests with its cellar door, winery, restaurant and café.
R.L. Chapman & Sons Pty Ltd (Mark and Steve Chapman) is a 4th generation fruit growing business. Our family has been growing fruit for over 100 years – surely testament to sustainable farming! We are referred to as Chappies, and farm 50 hectares at Silvan in the beautiful Yarra Valley (in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria), a one hour drive from the centre of Melbourne. We have been operating our U-Pick (pick your own) business for berries since 1970 when our father Gordon introduced the u-pick concept to Australia after a visit to the USA. A fantastic day out for the family where everyone can pitch in and pick some fruit, have a taste and better understand where those lovely fruits come from. If you don’t want to pick, you are welcome to come to the farm and buy our freshly picked fruit Buy Fresh.
Yarra Valley – BYO Pinic and Cellar Door It’s Worth the Journey to Hanrahan Vineyard & Wine Sales As a family owned and operated business, Hanrahan wines is a must-stop destination when you’re visiting the Yarra Valley region. Your host, Bev, prides herself on a warm and intimate cellar door experience where you’re sure to meet her much loved dog Otis. This very handsome little blue comes with a beautiful temperament to take over the former role of our beloved Darcy as ‘Spoilt & Pampered Vineyard Dog”. He has finished his apprenticeship and finishing school and is now totally focused on protecting the Hanrahan Brand & Property. Did someone say ‘Ball’? Watch Out! Your friendly hosts will not only serve you the finest wine, but they’ll be able to tell you everything there is to know about it. They are involved in the entire process – from picking the grapes, to producing the wine, to labelling the bottle and then serving it to you. The quality of the Hanrahan wine range is reflected in their products of superior tasting wines which are beautifully balanced. Sit back and relax, taking in views of the surrounding vineyard, while your hosts bring you […]
Photographically explore the spectacular sights of Victoria’s rural, forest and coastal regions with our experienced photographic guides. Feast at one of Australia’s world famous wineries while discussing your morning’s photography with our professional photographer guides, who are happy to provide constructive input into your creative endeavors. Meals: Fine local cuisine has been sourced and main meals are supplied – lunch and dinner. Water will be provided and soft drinks and alcohol are available but not included. Transport: For groups a 12 or 24 seated chauffeured mini bus and individual 1-3 people tours in modern comfortable 4×4 drive vehicles. Briefing sessions: If required there will be technical tuition by professional photographers before each location and during meal to enhance your photographic experience.
Explore a beautiful 20 acres of stimulating, fun filled activities for all ages. Hedgend offers a creative environment that stimulates a fun personal journey for everybody. If you enjoy being active, run through our mazes and play unlimited Minigolf and Frisbee Golf. Enjoy a game of trust as a partner blindfolds you and navigates you through the Native Maze. Unearth dinosaur bones in the Fossil Dig. The Tangled Web will test your agility. If you enjoy visual brainteasers, you’ll love the Rainbow Maze and Giant Eyespys. Analyse and solve the cryptic secret message inside the Famous Hedge Maze, or perhaps you prefer to surround yourself in nature, you’ll enjoy our magnificent panoramic views of the gorgeous Yarra Valley. Bring all your family and friends and celebrate togetherness or find an intimate spot to picnic with someone special. Experience Hedgend how you wish to spend a memorable day. Hedgend’s objective is to create an adventure framework environment that encourages people to explore in their innate state, enhancing positive associations and expectations of physical gratification and pleasure through the senses. We describe our park as a growing ‘learning-scape’. An outdoor space with lots of different rooms (or attractions), to provide families with […]
The purpose of the gardens at “Alowyn” is to provide an informative and educational experience for anyone interested not only in gardening, but also the enjoyment of a beautiful garden. It has been designed with shade and comfort in mind. Plant names are on view to educate and inform visitors about the gardens. Work first started at Alowyn Gardens in 1997 with extensive clearing and cleaning up of the weed and blackberry infested paddocks. A soil management plan began in earnest to revitalise the soil which had been depleted of goodness over 20 years as a trotting stud. The first tree was planted in 1999. The new Alowyn Nursery has been fully renovated and re-built in two stages. The first stage was opened on September 1st 2014, with an extensive range of plants, ground cover roses, trees and fruit trees. Sebastian has been working very hard to pave a large area and Mathias has been busy installing an extensive water recycling system to cut our water usage to a minimum. The first stage has been fitted with a high shade cloth roof to protect the plants from extreme weather (hail, frost and hot sun in the summer). The second stage […]
Since opening its doors to the public on the 18th December, 2003 TarraWarra Museum of Art has been one of the cultural jewels in the Yarra Valley providing visitors with a relaxing and enjoyable experience comprising of both stunning architecture and a wealth of modern and contemporary art to absorb. The TarraWarra Museum of Art Limited was established as a company limited by guarantee in October 2000. It is the first privately funded, significant public visual arts museum to be set up under the Australian Government’s philanthropic measures announced in March 1999. TWMA operates as a not-for-profit institution, with a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. Our aim is to foster knowledgeable, passionate and critically aware audiences; to stimulate innovative and creative activities by providing exhibitions and public programs that make an original contribution to the fields of modern and contemporary art; and to promote access to and encourage participation in the Museum while respecting the creative integrity of the artist and international museum standards and ethics. TWMA has a commitment to excellence and to viewing the important history of modernism through the filter of the present.